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Workplace Injuries

Injured while on the job!

According to Fortune.com, American workplaces have been getting safer for decades, as jobs create safe environments for their employees to work. Amidst all the progress and changes that have been made to improve and enhance safety, workplace deaths have increased slightly in 2015. Our law-firm ensures that employees are fully aware of their rights and afforded all the necessary protections to avoid injury.

 

Typically, when a worker is injured in the workplace, they more than likely have been told that the only compensation to receive will come from employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. This is the general rule, there are many exceptions — situations in which you may be able to sue for damages caused by your injuries. For example:

  • If you were working and became injured by a defective product, you might be able to bring a products liability action against the manufacturer of the product.
  • If you were working and became injured by a toxic substance, you might be able to bring a toxic tort lawsuit against the manufacturer of that substance.
  • If you were working and became injured because of your employer’s intentional or egregious conduct, you might be able to bring a personal injury lawsuit against your employer.
  • If your employer does not carry workers’ compensation insurance, you might be able to sue your employer in civil court or collect money from a state fund.
  • If a third party caused your injury, you might be able to bring a personal injury lawsuit against that person.

COMMON WORKPLACE ACCIDENTS

  1. Slips, Trips and Falls
  2. Being Caught in Or Struck by Moving Machinery
  3. Transportation and Vehicle-Related Accidents
  4. Fire and Explosions
  5. Overexertion and Repetitive Stress Injuries

 

Employees should be informed of their rights on a regular basis. Job-related illnesses and injuries may take months or even years to show symptoms, while it’s not always simple to determine whether an injury is indeed work-related. Nonetheless, if you have suffered an injury or illness and believe it may be work-related, make sure you get immediate medical attention, and then contact us.

 

At The Kurt Thompson Law Group, we understand how distressful and painful it can be to suffer an accident on the job, that could have, and should have been prevented. While money doesn’t make everything better, it can help with bills, loss of wages and medical expenses. Our personal injury lawyers are here to fight for you and your family by protecting your rights. We are available 24/7 including weekends in order to be there when you need us. Please contact us today at 1-888-487-8971.