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If you sustain an injury or illness while performing your job duties, you might be eligible for benefits through workers’ compensation. We can help you file a claim and ensure you receive the payments you need to cover your medical care and lost wages. We’ll work hard to protect your right to the maximum compensation available.

Our compassionate and experienced legal team cares about the clients that hire us. We’ll listen to your needs and make your case a priority from start to finish. We can handle every legal aspect of the workers’ compensation claims and appeals process. We know how to hold employers and insurers accountable for the injuries you’ve suffered.

You can depend on us to remain by your side and help you through this challenging time in your life. Call us today!

Occupations and Injuries Involved in Workers’ Compensation Claims

There are some industries that are more likely to result in injuries and fatalities to workers. When someone gets hurt on the job, they need to file a workers’ comp claim for benefits. The occupations that are at greater risk of injuries include:

  • Construction workers
  • Miners
  • Electricians
  • Law enforcement and emergency services
  • Industrial workers
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Drivers
  • Manufacturing workers
  • Agriculture, fishing, forestry, and hunting

Although the industries above involve more dangerous conditions than other job types, accidents can happen anywhere. Even if you work at a desk all day, you could still suffer injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, which will require medical attention.

The most common injuries that qualify for workers’ compensation benefits include:

  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Hospital workplace injuries
  • Occupational spinal injuries
  • Burns
  • Occupational diseases
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Lifting injuries
  • Mesothelioma
  • Preexisting injuries
  • Shoulder and knee injuries

Any of the injuries listed above could happen as the result of an accident. Whether you get hurt from dangerous working conditions or suffer harm from toxic chemicals, you could end up needing expensive treatment or develop a permanent disability. Some examples of situations that could lead to injuries, illnesses, or fatalities at work include:

  • Slip/trip and fall
  • Repetitive tasks
  • Falling objects
  • Defective tools, equipment, and machinery
  • Overexertion injury
  • Toxic substance exposure
  • Fall from heights
  • Malfunctioning safety equipment
  • Explosions and fires
  • Vehicle collisions
  • Stuck between or under heavy machinery
  • Hazards on the job site