Personal Injury — Workplace Injuries
Each year in the United States, thousands of people suffer serious injury or death while at work or performing job functions. Individuals that face the highest risk of workplace injuries include those who operate dangerous machinery, frequently lift or move heavy objects, or work in industries that use toxic substances. However, numerous other workplace injuries—whether minor or severe—could be grounds for a workplace injury claim. Every employee should be aware that any injuries sustained on the job are protected under workplace injury laws.
If you or a loved one has suffered injury or death in a workplace accident, it is important to seek legal help to ensure you get the compensation you deserve. The qualified and trusted attorneys at Aitken * Aitken * Cohn will examine your case FREE of charge and inform you of your legal rights and options. Please contact us today.
What’s Covered Under Workplace Injury Law?
Workplace injury law claims cover almost all workplace injuries, including those sustained at a work-sponsored event or on a break. In most cases, claims arise over the following injuries or accidents:
- Physical injuries caused by small accidents or unsafe working conditions
- Repetitive stress injuries (carpal tunnel syndrome) resulting from job functions
- Preexisting injuries or health conditions worsened by the job
- Diseases contracted as a result of long-term or frequent exposure to toxic substances on the job
- Emotional or physical strain resulting from work-related anxiety or stress
While workplace injury laws vary depending on the state you live, most will not cover any injuries sustained while the employee is intoxicated, involved in criminal activity or misconduct.
Your Rights as an Injured Worker
Although individuals are protected under workplace injury laws, there are limitations to the amount of damages you can recover from your employer. Effective work injury litigation requires an understanding of the specialized workplace injury laws.
If you or a loved one has suffered a workplace injury or death, you are eligible to file a workplace injury claim and, depending on the circumstances surrounding the injury, seek more restitution for your losses. Please contact us today to consult with an experienced and proven workplace injury attorney who can fully explain your rights and limitations as well as explore other types of litigation relating to your injury.