If you’ve been hurt at work, an experienced work injury lawyer can help you defend your rights.
A work injury lawyer can help victims determine the most favorable route to financial recovery. Sometimes, that means exploring workers’ compensation options. But workers’ comp alone may not be enough. Instead, a lawsuit may be necessary to gain a fitting economic payment for a workplace accident injury.
Even in tough times, millions of Americans share in the dignity of honest labor. But honest laborers can be beset by the negligent treatment of employers, contractors, business owners, or fellow employees, which can lead to workplace injury accidents.
Such accidents cost Americans dearly, especially when workers toil in the construction and industrial arenas. There, many workplace accidents involve debilitating injuries that require amputation of a hand, arm, finger, foot, leg, or toe. In fact, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, as many as 10,000 American workers annually are victims of an amputation injury. These workers alone represent 6.5 percent of all U.S. amputations in a given year. Many times, these amputees need the help of work accident lawyers to complete a case review and determine if a lawsuit is the right choice.
Their injuries may be due to many different types of equipment malfunctions or other safety failures. But amputations are just one form of injuries that a workplace accident attorney can help you with. Other workplace injuries can include TBI, or traumatic brain injury, as well as spinal cord injury, which can result in paralysis.
There are a variety of issues a worker may suffer, including crushed or mangled limbs, broken bones, or even benzene exposure, which can cause cancers, such as leukemia, and can be life-threatening. Such serious and costly cases merit a firm response on workers’ behalf. For victims, the goal is to secure fair and adequate financial compensation for pain and suffering, for lost present and future wages, and for medical expenses. To gain such compensation, a victim needs an experienced and knowledgeable attorney who understands employment law and what it means for each specific victim. The best work injury lawyers seek to understand families’ struggles and work hard to create a successful outcome.
Many injured workers who need legal help from work accident lawyers are Hispanic. In fact, the troubling truth is that more Hispanic workers are being injured and killed on the job, even though worker deaths overall have actually dropped, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Over a 15-year period, America’s worker deaths declined by about 8 percent. But in that same time, Hispanic worker deaths increased almost 80 percent. Many Hispanic deaths and injuries at work are attributable to the fact that some employers fail to train Hispanic workers properly. This negligence by employers can lead to a favorable settlement for workers in a workplace injury lawsuit. If you’ve been hurt on the job, lawyers can help you gain the compensation you deserve.
If you have been injured in a workplace accident as a result of the negligence of others, call our office for a free consultation at 1-800-505-1414 or fill out our free case evaluation form. A workplace injury lawyer will examine your case and help determine if a personal injury lawsuit is in your best interest.