Have you or a loved one been injured in a work-related accident?
Thousands of employees are injured at work every year and many work accidents result in serious injuries and death. If you were injured at work then you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Depending upon the circumstances of the injury, you may be eligible to receive compensation through either the workers' compensation system, or a personal injury lawsuit, or both.
Your employer is responsible for taking all reasonable measures to secure your safety on the job.
Not all injuries are physical. If you have suffered physically, emotionally or financially, you may be entitled to financial compensation for these losses. In fatal cases, families may also be entitled to compensation.
Some of the more frequent causes of work related injuries include:
Slip and Fall/ Trip and Fall
Falls from ladders
Improper training or procedures
Getting hurt using office equipment or machinery
Broken or defective products or machinery
Improper or missing safety devices
Workplace injuries can result in a variety of physical and mental impairments including:
Spinal cord injury
If you have been significantly injured or lost time from work as the result of an injury, we want to hear your story.
Some injuries can lead to permanent disabilities, however not all injuries are permanent. As a result, you may be entitled to payment for a partial impairment. Partial impairment results in an incapacity that prevents an employee from doing their job. Medical evidence will determine the extent of your temporary as well as permanent disability. The value of your claim depends, in large part, on the extent of your injury and the cause.
What should you do if you are the victim of a workplace injury?
If you are injured at work, you should notify your employer about the injury as soon as possible. Report the injury in writing and keep a copy of the report for your records.
Obtain medical help for your work related injury without delay.
File a claim for worker's compensation as soon as possible.
Consult with a qualified workplace injury attorney who can advise you on your rights and help you obtain the maximum compensation available under the law.
At Hill & Moin, we want to hear your story. Our workplace attorneys will review the facts and assist you with your case from beginning to end. We know how to investigate and aggressively pursue accident cases.
You have the right to receive proper compensation for the injuries sustained from a workplace related injury! You may be entitled to damages for pain and suffering in addition to workers compensation benefits.
Don't wonder about your rights!