Skilled laborers are the backbone of our nation and the risks that they take on a daily basis often go unnoticed and underappreciated. Being injured on the job doesn’t just result in physical and emotional trauma but it threatens workers’ ability to continue making a living. The Chicago Injury Center believes that no worker should have to carry a financial burden when he or she is harmed while performing his or her duties. It is our goal to represent and defend the interests of the injured and help them recover all of the compensation to which they are entitled under law.
Types of Work Accident Cases
Employers must provide workers with benefits in the event they are injured regardless of the type of work they are responsible for. Certain professions place workers at a much higher risk of injury, however, and the most common types of work injury cases follow below.
- Industrial accidents — workers who must operate industrial equipment are at an elevated risk of suffering injury should the equipment malfunction or human error result in an accident. Industrial workers often encounter hazards or substances in their work environment as well that have the potential for causing injury.
- Construction accidents — many things can go wrong on a construction site. Trips, slips and falls are common causes of injury as well as falling objects and exposure electricity and other environmental hazards. It is important that workers follow proper safety protocol in order to reduce the chances of injuring another person.
- Factory accidents — factory workers must work with automated machinery on a regular basis and one error in judgment or misstep can be the cause of a catastrophic injury. Factories often expose workers to hazardous substances as well which can cause serious health conditions if the exposure lasts for an extended period of time.
- Repetitive use injuries — the human body is capable of prolonged wear and tear caused by regular stress on the same joints or muscles. Workers who perform the same actions repeatedly day in and out may suffer injuries that are the result of long term stress on their bodies. The most common example is those who suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome after years of typing or using their hands on a daily basis to perform their job functions.
Understanding Workers’ Compensation Benefits
All workers are entitled to workers’ compensation regardless of whether they are skilled laborers or office workers and have the right to these benefits regardless of who is at fault for their injuries. In the event that an act of negligence results in a work accident or injury, the injured worker may be entitled to additional compensation should his or her workers’ compensation benefits not cover the cost of medical care and lost wages incurred due to the accident. If you have been injured on the job, contact the Chicago Injury Center today to learn more about your rights and legal options during a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer.
A wide variety of work accidents can occur, and the injuries that are sustained are normally severe and serious. These injuries are often as result of complex work situations, large machinery and dangerous work environments. Here are some of the most common types of work accidents that our attorneys at the Chicago Injury Center deal with on a regular basis:
- Construction Accidents
- Excavation & Excavator Accidents
- Factory Accidents
- Third Party Lawsuits
- Machinery Related Accidents
If you or a loved one has been injured at work it is highly recommended that you consult with an experienced and qualified Work Accident Injury Lawyer due to the complexities of these types of accidents and the resulting injuries. Contact the Chicago Injury Center without delay to obtain a free case evaluation for any work injury or work accident that you may have suffered.