Injuries are a hassle for anyone, but things get complicated when you get hurt at work. Many times, a company will go above and beyond to minimize its liability. Learning more about workplace accidents and getting someone on your side increases your chances of fair compensation.
What are workplace accidents?
As the name suggests, workplace accidents are events where someone injures themselves on the job. Many different events fall under a “workplace accident.“ While some employees feel the need to “walk it off,“ addressing these injuries is essential for your personal health. You do not have to suffer through rehabilitation and suffering out of your pocket in many cases.
- Slips and Falls
Whether you work at a construction site or in an office, slips, and falls happen. While a minor slip doesn‘t pose much concern, serious injuries may come from falling in the wrong place.
- Repetitive Motion
Sometimes, jobs involve performing a lot of repeated actions. These monotonous motions may take a toll on the body, straining certain parts of the body and causing severe discomfort or damage over time.
- Chronic Exposure
Repetitive motions are not the only workplace events that may cause harm over time. Prolonged and regular exposure to certain toxins or chemicals increases your chances of certain medical diseases, such as upper respiratory illnesses and cancer. These injuries are a common problem for miners or construction workers. Exposure to mold in an ill-maintained office building or store also constitutes chronic exposure cases.
- Dangerous Equipment
Ill-maintained equipment is an additional hazard that comes from the neglect of a boss. Injuries due to using broken equipment may be severe. Even if the equipment is not defective, if it is dangerous and you experienced an injury, this is a workplace accident.
- Untrained Mistakes
These cases are significantly stronger if evidence events were due to inadequate supervision or lack of training. Your company is responsible for giving you the tools to perform safely. If they failed to provide you with the resources to do so, this is not your fault.
- Automobile Accidents
Getting in an automobile accident on company time often goes through your employer’s insurance rather than your plan.
- Psychological Trauma
Not all injuries are as straightforward as whiplash or back pain. Psychological problems stemming directly from emotional distress from a company may also fall under workplace injuries.
When should I contact an Attorney:
If any of the events mentioned above sounds familiar to you, it is time to contact an attorney. Taking charge of your health is very important. Workplace accident lawsuits address everything from pain and suffering to medical expenses and lost wages. Don‘t suffer through workplace accidents alone.
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