Getting hurt on the job can put a major strain on your livelihood, as you may not be able to return to work for quite some time after suffering serious injuries. Individuals who are injured on the job may be able to file a workers’ compensation claim and receive benefits for their injuries. Many people have a tendency to associate workers’ compensation cases only with construction site accidents. Though construction site accidents are very common, on the job accidents can happen in any workplace, even in a seemingly harmless office. It is important that all workers are aware of their rights and understand that if they are injured on the job, they can pursue a claim.
Some of the most common workers’ compensation claims that arise are those related to traumatic injury. Traumatic injuries often include spinal cord injury, loss of limb, traumatic brain injury, broken bones, and other injuries that require immediate medical attention. While a serious workplace injury can happen to anyone with any type of job, these injuries often happen to construction workers, law enforcement, and emergency first responders.
Occupational Exposure and Other Injuries
Another category of injury that may be eligible for a workers’ compensation claim includes Occupational Exposure Injury. When workers are exposed to dangerous toxins or pollution due to the nature of their job, they often suffer from illnesses such as cancer, lung disease, mesothelioma, asthma, and more. Occupational exposure injuries often occur in those who work in the coal industry, construction work, and more.
Some of the other workplace injuries that are frequently seen include:
- Occupational stress
- Repetitive motion industry
- Chemical exposure
- Total disability
- Wrongful death
- Occupational diseases
Contact a Workers’ Compensation Attorney
If you have been seriously injured in a workplace accident, it is critical that you report your accident to your employer so they can file an Employer’s First Report with the Workers’ Compensation Commission. In the unfortunate event that your workers’ compensation claim is denied, it is important that you consult an experienced attorney.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a workplace accident, contact Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates today for strong legal representation when you need it most.