Workplace Injury

When you go to work in the morning, you don’t expect to have your life changed forever. Unfortunately, nearly 5 out of every 100 workers are injured at work each year, though that number is on the decline.

What contributes to workplace injury?

  • Negligent employers can fail to provide a safe workplace, tolerating a workplace with occupational hazards such as slippery floors, unsafe chemicals, or exposed electrical wires
  • Equipment can be poorly or improperly maintained and can malfunction
  • Workers may not be properly educated or may perform their jobs while fatigued or under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Repetitive stress or repeated movements can lead to injury and even disability

Due to the high number of workplace injuries, each case is as different as its victim. Workers’ compensation laws may provide some compensation for on-the-job injuries, but often these sums do not make ends meet for victims who face huge medical bills, lost wages, and endangered future income.

Luckily, civil claims can be filed in which the victim tries to collect compensation due to the negligence of the employer. These claims can be complex and require extensive investigations, reviews of medical records, testimony of specially selected expert witnesses, and more. They can also be time-consuming and complex, involving multiple parties and voluminous documentation. Though you will need an experienced personal injury attorney to help you pursue the compensation you deserve, you should know that pursuing compensation is well within your legal rights — you cannot be fired from your job or discriminated against due to your decision to seek the compensation you deserve.

If you have questions or are thinking of seeking compensation for your workplace injury, it’s important to know that you’re not alone. Click here for more information and access to a complimentary, confidential case consultation to get you started with your personal injury lawsuit.

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