Chicago Workplace Injury Lawyers
Injured at Work? Contact Us to Discuss Your Case
Your workplace can be a very hazardous environment. Statistics from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reveal that in 2002, there were nearly 5 million workplace illnesses and injuries, with more than 5,000 being fatal.
At Harvey L. Walner & Associates, Ltd. our Chicago workplace injury lawyers 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.
When most people think about workplace injuries, construction accidents and industrial workplace accidents come to mind. Although these industries are certainly dangerous, even seemingly safe jobs can result in injury — such as office job injuries.
Injuries that commonly result from office jobs include:
- Slip and fall accident injuries
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Stress-related ailments
- Occupational disease
- Asbestos exposure
- Mold exposure
- Lead poisoning
Construction Site and Factory Workplace Injuries
Workplace injury cases in a construction site or industrial setting are often catastrophic. These jobs are inherently dangerous but can become especially hazardous because of employer negligence. As a victim of this negligence, you can recover damages through a workers’ compensation claim. If gross negligence (such as a safety violation) is the cause of your injuries, additional compensation may be available.
Naturally, construction sites and factories present hazardous conditions that can result in a range of workplace injuries, such as:
- Exposure to toxic fumes
- Scaffolding accidents
- Compressed gases and hazards
- Crane accidents
- Dangerous and defective machines
- Mechanical hazards
- Forklift accidents
- Slip and fall injuries
- Falling objects
- Logging accidents
- Falls from heights
- Loading accidents
- Welding, cutting and brazing accidents
- Debris accidents
Compensation for Workplace Injuries
If you suffer a workplace injury, even if the injury appears to be minor, you may still be able to recover damages.
You may be entitled to compensation to cover:
- Hospital bills
- Therapy (physical therapy, speech therapy, etc.)
- Home health care
- Anticipated future medical expenses
- Lost wages and the loss of future earning capacity
In certain cases where your employer’s conduct is extreme, you may be awarded punitive damages to punish their wrongdoing and prevent future misconduct.
Contact Our Experienced Chicago Workplace Injury Lawyers
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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