Workplace accidents occur very frequently and in some of the most benign work settings. Many people think that workplace accidents only happen to people that work in hazardous jobs such as construction or jobs that expose the employee to constant dangers like motor vehicle drivers or healthcare workers. The reality of the situation is that work injuries are possible in any work environment. Our expert Accident Attorneys can help you if you have experienced any kind of personal injury or loss of income due to a workplace accident. In fact, according to a study conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were well over four million workplace injuries during the one-year study period. The Bureau also concluded that 4.4 workers out of every one hundred will suffer a workplace injury in any given year.
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Some common workplace accidents include: Slip and Fall
- Back Injuries
- Hit by falling objects
- Carpal Tunnel
- Broken Bones
If you or a loved one is involved in a workplace accident, you have to report any of the following matters as they relate to the injury and/or accident in order to receive compensation:
- Death, major injuries, over-three-day injuries (an accident where the employee is unable to work for over three days, but has not suffered a major injury)
- Work-related diseases/illness
- Any injury incident that results hospital or medical treatment
Even though workplace accidents are a very common, they have the potential to become very complicated issues if prudence is not taken at the time of the accident. You should always file an accident report, let your supervisor or business owner know of the accident right away, and seek medical attention as soon as possible following the accident. All the previously mentioned actions are necessary to ensure that you do not forfeit any of your rights and privileges under the law. It is imperative that you seek out legal representation to ensure that your rights to damages and compensation will be respected.
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