Every worker has an expectation to spend their day at work in a safe environment, with safe equipment, safe procedures and companies acting responsibly. What it should never be, however, is dangerous. Workplace injuries happen on a daily basis and cause serious, life-changing injuries. Whether poorly maintained equipment, unsafe work conditions or hazardous materials, many injuries could be prevented. When a worker becomes injured or disabled because their work environment or equipment was unsafe, there are laws that protect the injured worker.
A total of 4,340 fatal work injuries were recorded in the United States in 2009, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics report, “National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2009.” They record a shocking 3,277,700 nonfatal incidences – one injury for every 45 people in the American workforce today.
Common causes of injury at work include, but are not limited to:
Sprains, strains and tears
Skin diseases or disorders
It is also important to know the kind of claim you wish to file. A claim is dependent upon the method in which you sustained the injury. Types of claims include:
Factory based injuries
Heavy machinery/equipment based injuries
Office based injuries
Work related driving based injuries
Warehouse based injuries
Retail based injuries
Injuries in the workplace can range anywhere from a bad fall in an office building due to negligent office maintenance, or broken bones resulting from a faulty forklift. The important thing to know is that those injured in the workplace can seek compensation for their losses.
We understand the importance of your work
Hart & Hart understands the fact that your work is important. Every day away from work means dramatic losses of your income. We can help you get financial compensation for losses such as:
Medical treatment expenses
Hospitalization and recovery costs
Lost income during periods in which you are unable to work
Future income if your injury forced you to retire
Any out-of-pocket expenses
Any debt (extensive credit card bills, missed loan payments, etc.) you incurred because of your injury
Medication or medical apparatus costs
Pain and suffering
If you were injured in a work-related accident, please fill out the form on this page for a complimentary review of your case. It is important to obtain a personal injury lawyer to gather the facts after an accident in order to build the strongest case for fair compensation. Our goal is to ease your pain and suffering, processing the case effectively and efficiently. Hart & Hart works on a contingency basis, so there are no legal fees until a lawyer secures a financial settlement or verdict for you.
If you have been injured in a workplace accident, you need an experienced attorney to fight for your rights. Hart & Hart will seek the justice you deserve.
Hart & Hart represents people injured in the workplace. We fight to recover full and fair compensation for those who have been hurt through someone else’s negligence maintain a safe workplace.
Complete our online FREE CASE EVALUATION form and we will contact you to discuss your case, or call us directly at 800-200-HART