Americans work hard to earn their paychecks. They commit themselves to their employers and their job, with approximately one-third of their lives spent at their workplace. It is reasonable for workers to expect that if they are hurt or killed on the job, they will be fairly compensated. Companies and their managers have a responsibility to provide a safe work environment where risks and dangers are minimized. Yet workplace accidents occur in various settings including construction sites, warehouses, factories, freight terminals, docks, factories, assembly lines, and roadways. When workers are injured or killed on the job, proper legal representation from an experienced attorney can help secure compensation for injuries suffered. Workplace accidents often involve the filing of a workers’ compensation claim in addition to filing a lawsuit against third parties who are responsible for causing the injury.
Common causes of workplace injuries include:
- Faulty equipment
- Lack of training of employees
- Failure to follow guidelines or safety protocol
- Chemical and toxic spills
- Falling materials (rocks, bricks, metal)
- Falls from elevated heights
- Hoist accidents
- Roof or structure collapse
- Scaffolding accidents
- Lack of protective equipment
- Lack of employer supervision
- Lack of safety training or proper procedure
Common workplace injuries include:
- Back and neck injuries
- Brain injuries
- Broken and crushed bones
- Burns and electric shock
- Loss of vision or hearing
- Spinal cord injuries
- Repetitive motion injuries (such as carpal tunnel syndrome and lifting injuries to the back, knees, shoulders, and other joints)
If you have suffered a workplace accident, you may be eligible for compensation for lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, rehabilitation expenses, physical disability or deformity, and more.
An experienced attorney from Cooney & Conway will work with you to pursue all legal options to gain compensation for you and/or your family. Call toll free at 800-322-5573 to speak with an attorney for complete information about your legal options. You can also fill out the Free Case Evaluation form on the bottom of this page and a qualified representative will respond to your inquiry soon.