Whether you work in an office or on a construction site, there is always the possibility of getting injured at work. Most workplaces have various safety regulations in place to prevent employee injuries, but sometimes these safeguards are not enough. Sometimes accidents occur due to negligence on the part of the employer or other employees in the workplace. Workplace accidents can easily become very serious if they cause lasting damage to your health or prevent you from earning money to support yourself and your family. In these cases, it is important to remember your rights and seek worker’s compensation with the help of a personal injury lawyer.
Lasting Damage of a Work Accident
Work accidents tend to happen quickly and without warning. It can be difficult, therefore, to determine how an accident occurred. It could be a slip and fall as the result of a slippery floor or broken stairs. Some common work accidents include:
- Construction site accidents
- Machinery injuries
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Amputations/severed limbs
- Loss of hearing/sight
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
Worker’s compensation was created to cover both the medical costs and loss of wages that often occur as a result of a work injury. In theory, this insurance system is supposed to cover the entirety of the resulting expensive. However, this idealistic system rarely works the way it should, and all too often injured workers and their families suffer unnecessarily as a result. Often, workers don’t fully understand how the workers’ compensation system works or what is fully owed to them. Medical bills then pile up and the worker doesn’t have the funds to pay.
Get Legal Help
A personal injury lawyer has the knowledge and experience needed to get the workers compensation you need. By working with a professional attorney, you will receive invaluable help to get you the compensation to which you may be entitled. For example, if your injury caused you to miss out on significant time and money at work, a lawyer will help you apply for time loss benefits. Furthermore, if you have been permanently disabled require additional rehabilitation, you may be entitled to additional benefits, which a personal injury lawyer can help you attain.
These cases begin by your personal injury lawyer determining the liability of the accident. It is important to first determine if the owner or an employee was at fault in causing the accident. From a legal point, your lawyer will need to determine if dangerous conditions were caused and that the employer or other employees knew or should have known about the danger but did nothing to resolve it before the accident.
Call a Trusted Personal Injury Lawyer
Daniel C. Miller will help you get the workers’ compensation you and your family deserve. Call today at (816) 875-0470 for a consultation.