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Workplace Accidents

Chicago Workplace Accident Lawyers

Guiding You Through Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

Certain jobs present a greater risk of injury than others. Construction workers are exposed to more daily hazards than office workers. However, an employee in any role can be injured. When occupational accidents occur, victims are entitled to coverage for their medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.

The Chicago workplace accident attorneys of Walner Law® can help you recover the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve following an on-the-job injury. Contact us to discuss the details of your case.

Complete our contact form or call (312) 313-2888 to schedule a free consultation with our legal team.

Common Workplace Accidents

The threats to your safety will range from occupation to occupation. Your training should include education on how to keep yourself safe in the workplace and minimize the hazards you are exposed to. Even under the best circumstances, certain safety standards may not be met by your employer and accidents can occur.

Some of the most common occupational accidents include:

  • Slip/trip and fall accidents
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Falls from heights
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Being struck by a falling object
  • Colliding with a fixed object
  • Crush injuries
  • Acts of violence
  • Toxic exposure

Injuries Resulting from Workplace Accidents

Any type of occupational accident can result in a number of workplace injuries, ranging from minor to severe.

If you are involved in an occupational accident, you may suffer:

  • Repetitive stress injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Head or brain injuries
  • Shoulder injuries, the most common being a torn rotator cuff
  • Psychological conditions such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and anxiety
  • Back injuries such as strains, sprains, and herniated discs
  • Knee injuries, such as a torn ACL (anterior cruciate ligament)
  • Lung conditions or diseases such as asbestosis
  • Heart conditions including high blood pressure and heart attacks
  • Paralysis/paraplegia
  • Toxic exposure leading to cancers such as mesothelioma

Aggravation of a Pre-existing Condition

Workplace accidents can also aggravate a pre-existing condition, which may be the grounds for a workers’ compensation claim. If you suffer from a pre-existing condition, disability, or injury that is worsened on the job, this can put you out of work. While you are unable to work, you have the right to collect workers’ compensation. You need to have documentation of your previous condition to prove that your job or workplace accident worsened your condition.

Your initial call to Walner Law® is always free, and we work on a contingency basis. You pay no fees unless we win your case.

Please call (312) 313-2888 or message our Chicago workplace accident lawyers today for a free initial consultation.

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