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 Harvey L. Walner & Associates, Ltd. 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.
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
- 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 Harvey L. Walner & Associates, Ltd. is always free, and we work on a contingency basis. You pay no fees unless we win your case.
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Experience on Your Side
Our family-run law firm has more than 75 years of experience standing up for the rights of injured people and families across Chicago.
Thousands of Clients Helped
Our firm has helped over 10,000 clients get the justice they deserve since we opened our doors in 1961.
A Proven Record of Results
Our firm has recovered over $100 millions for our clients and is committed to maximizing your recovery.
We are committed to treating all clients with the dignity and respect they deserve, regardless of their potential case value.
An Extensive Network of Support
Our team of more than 45 legal and medical professionals are dedicated to providing our clients with access to medical experts, treatment, and financial assistance.
“Kristin was so knowledgeable and guided me step by step about my options and kept me in the loop about my case.”- Monica
“I chose Walner Law because they made me feel like a very important client and took consideration of my medical injury at the time.”- Denise
“This law firm was very responsive to my needs and very empathetic about my injury.”- Kyle