Workers' compensation claims can take many forms. Injuries can be received in various ways, each of which carries some form of compensation through your company's workers' compensation insurance. The following are some examples of possible work-related injuries.
Slips, Trips & Falls Claim
Slipping or tripping causes more injuries in the workplace than almost any other type of accident. Falls can cause a variety of injuries, including broken bones, lacerations, and concussions.
Overexertion claims are often the result of trying to do too much at once. Pushing the body past its limits can be dangerous, especially if you have other pre-existing health issues.
Struck by an Object Claim
Being struck by an object can cause a variety of injuries, such as concussions, lacerations, and internal injuries.
Falling Several Floors Claim
Falling down several floors or to a lower level can cause extensive injuries, even if you are working with a harness and other protective gear.
Bodily Reaction from Falling Claim
Trying to prevent yourself from falling may cause just as severe an injury as the fall itself. Pulled muscles, broken bones, or dislocated joints may be the result of trying to break a fall.
Vehicle Accidents Claim
Injuries received in vehicle accidents while on the job are also common. Seeking medical treatment immediately will identify "silent" injuries that are not initially visible.
Running into or Falling onto an Object Claim
Bumping or falling into an object can be extremely painful and result in significant injuries, like contusions, concussions, and bone fractures.
Machinery Accident Claims
Working with machinery increases an employee's risk of injury. Although organizations do their best to prevent hazards in the workplace and ensure proper precautions are in place, accidents and injuries can still occur.
Violence in the Workplace Claim
Workplace violence can occur wherever tempers flare and get out of control. These types of injuries can take many different forms. Some may even be life-threatening.
Claims for Repetitive Motion Injuries
Performing the same task repeatedly for days, weeks, months, or years can result in repetitive motion injuries with long-term, chronic repercussions.
At Gaylord & Nantais, our attorneys have years of experience working with worker's compensation law. If you have been injured in a work-related event or accident, contact our experts immediately. We can work with you to ensure you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
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