Workers' Comp Accident Attorney
About Workers' Comp Accidents
Workers' compensation coverage is for accidents that arise out of or during the course of your employment when an injury is sustained. Almost any type of accident can occur in a work environment. From car accidents to forklift accidents, if it occurred as a result of your employment, it would be covered by workers' compensation laws. Some injuries are not specifically caused by a single incident, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, which is a repetitive trauma caused over a period of time. These too can be considered work related, although thorough investigation needs to be supplied in order to document that the injury was indeed work related.
Typical work related injuries cover by workers' compensation include:
- Neck, back, and knee injuries
- Work-related stress
- Sexual harassment
- Eye injuries
- Asthma or other work related pulmonary conditions
- Carpal tunnel-repetitive trauma injuries
- Hearing problems
- Work-induced heart attack or stroke
- Occupational diseases such as asbestosis and dermatitis
- Disfigurement and scarring of face, neck or hands
- Loss of use of limbs
Injuries from work accidents can lead to serious consequences, including loss of work, disability, inability to perform normal daily functions, long recoveries and , of course, the pain from the injury itself. Being paid your weekly benefit and having some medical bills paid fails to take into consideration the extent of the injury you may have suffered. A complete documentation of your actual losses will assist in providing you the compensation you deserve.
There are many specialized laws covering workers' compensation injuries. To protect your rights and ensure you receive the benefits you are entitled to, it is wise to seek the services of a competent workers' compensation attorney when pursuing a claim. At the Malaise Law Firm, we have many years experience in work related injury claims and can assist you with personalized attention and a knowledgeable legal staff.
If you have been involved in a workplace injury, contact a workers' comp lawyer at the Malaise Law Firm to discuss your situation in a free initial consultation.