The workplace can be a potentially dangerous environment, no matter what type of job you have. In fact, over one million employees experience work-related injuries or illnesses every year in the U.S. Companies are responsible for taking reasonable safety precautions and making sure employees and visitors are kept out of danger. When companies fail to follow safety precautions, workplace accidents can result in catastrophic injury or even death.
Every state has its own workers’ compensation laws to offer some level of protection to workers, and most states require that employers carry workers’ compensation insurance to cover costs associated with workplace injuries. It may be necessary to consult with a workplace injury lawyer to fully understand your rights under the applicable workers’ compensation laws and to determine if you may be able to sue, outside of the workers’ compensation system, for your injuries or illness.
Workplace injuries include such things as:
- Construction Accidents
- Warehouse Accidents
- Toxic Exposure or Occupational Disease Related to Employment
- Falls or Slip and Trip Accidents
- Inadequately Guarded Machines
- Lack of Safety Policies
- Overexertion Injuries
- Accidents Caused by Defective Machines or Defective Products
- Electrical Accidents
- Aggravation of Pre-existing Conditions
- Fires or Explosions
- Delivery or Commercial Vehicle Accidents
- Accidents Resulting From Repetitive Physical or Psychological Stress
Contact Our Team of Workplace Injury Lawyers
As a nationally recognized personal injury law firm, the lawyers of Lopez McHugh are dedicated to helping people who have been injured at work and assisting family members whose loved ones were killed on the job. Let our skilled attorneys help you get the compensation you deserve. If you or someone you love has suffered a serious injury on the job, contact us online or call us at 877-703-7070.