When a worker suffers a serious injury on the job, they deserve compensation for the costs of that injury. The most immediate costs typically include medical treatment (including doctor visits, tests, procedures, medications, etc.) and lost income. However, in many cases, expenses go well beyond medical bills and lost wages. A workplace injury can leave a worker with a greatly reduced work capacity, which endangers their ability to generate income for their family for months, years, or even a lifetime. Workers sacrifice a lot for their jobs. They give their time and effort. They often travel long distances to get to work. Unfortunately, many also give their lives. On an average day, 13 workers die on the job in the United States.
Some industries – and some states – are more dangerous than others when it comes to workplace safety. However, even employees at an office building are subject to injuries, especially repetitive injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome.
Other office-related injuries include:
- Repetitive stress injuries (such as tennis elbow)
- Sick building syndrome
- Mold and lead poisoning
- Slip and fall injuries
- Occupational stress injuries (such as heart attacks)
Injuries resulting from construction sites and factories are often severe, ranging from lacerations and broken bones to amputations, spinal cord injuries, and blindness. A majority of industrial accidents occur because employers put their workers at unnecessary risk due to negligence or financial savings. If your employer has failed to comply with federal and state workplace safety standards, he or she should be held liable for your injuries. You may have a valid workers’ compensation claim.
At Walner Law we believe in providing the personal attention that our clients need not just to get settlements and win cases, but to put their lives back together after a devastating incident like a workplace injury.