When people are hurt on the job because of another person’s negligence or misconduct, they may be able to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. They may also be able to file a third-party lawsuit against persons other than their employers. If your workplace injury was caused by someone other than your employer or co-employer, or if your employer does not maintain workers’ compensation insurance for his or her employees, you may still be able to receive reimbursement for all of your actual damages, not just lost wages and medical expenses.
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We have helped people recover compensation for a wide variety of workplace injuries, including those caused by:
Offshore injuries & maritime accidents
Plant & refinery accidents
Asbestosis & mesothelioma
Manufacturing accidents involving defective tools & faulty machinery
Car accidents & truck accidents
Fire & Explosions
Our clients have suffered workplace injuries such as amputation, lung disease, eye injuries or blindness, brain injuries, and back injuries. Our team works with a network of attorneys, investigators and specialists who strengthen our client’s case with their special insights into these unique types of accident claims. Our team combines this with our proven ability to effectively tell our clients’ whole story when making an appeal for full and fair financial benefits.
Work related injuries are injuries inflicted while either on the job or as a result of circumstances on the job. These can include unsafe premises, not following safety protocol, or general misconduct on the worksite. If you have been injured by a work-related injury, call us at 800-515-7200 to ensure that your case is handled by some of the best attorneys of the DFW, answering all of your questions and exploring your legal options with you. Your case may qualify for worker’s compensation.
According to the National Library of Medicine, work related injuries have been such a financial burden upon people that it totaled about 4% of the global GDP each year. This means that out of all of the recorded money spent internationally, around 4% is used each year covering the cost of work-related injuries.
When it comes to work-related injuries, there are several categories that can occur. According to the National Safety Council’s Injury Facts, these are the most prevalent causes behind work injuries:
Exposure to harmful substances: this can include radiation, diseases, electricity, etc. These can be permanently debilitating if not lethal if handled incorrectly or without necessary safety precautions.
Exposure to harmful environments: these can be anywhere from extreme temperatures, to changes in air pressure, or even simply stressful environments that are too much for an individual to work with. Though not usually as lethal or debilitating as radiation or disease, harmful environments can still lead to serious work injuries if they occur.
Bodily Reactions: Sometimes the work environment can trigger reactions from your body that lead to injury. These include heavy lifting, throwing, or even doing non-strenuous activities so repetitively that it strains your body’s much more diverse functions and abilities. These can become very serious if left untreated or improperly dealt with.
Falling: This can include slipping on a surface, tripping, or even falling in general while on-the-job. As such, this is a very general category, and can range from very minor bodily injury from a light fall, to very serious or permanent injury such as injuring the back or spine from a much more severe fall.
Equipment Contact: While nearly all jobs require at least some contact with equipment or objects, being neglectful of safety protocol when having workers deal with equipment can lead to serious injury or harm. This includes being hit by moving equipment, being pinched or crushed by work-related objects, or even harmful friction or vibration incurred on the job.