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 Walner Law® 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 and can result in workplace accidents, 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
Whether you or a loved one is suffering from a life-changing disability, paralysis, or a minor injury or illness, you have the opportunity to get financial coverage for the damages. 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.