If you’ve been hurt at work, you need to talk with an attorney who works with workers’ comp issues. Workers’ compensation refers to the area of law that deals with work-related illnesses and injuries.
Common Workplace Injuries
Thousands of workers are injured every year while they are on the job. Injuries can be caused by:
- Repetitive motion – For example, using a ten-key adding machine every day for many years can cause permanent wrist damage. Lifting on a regular basis may cause back pain and injury or cause the joints in your body to wear out or become arthritic.
- Electric shock – High voltage can cause permanent injuries to many parts of the body including severe electrical burns, paralysis, brain damage or death.
- Construction sites hazards – A building construction site is a dangerous place with physical activity, large machinery, power tools, and workers with different levels of experience.
- Industrial accidents – Machines don’t always have proper safety features working. Injuries might include crushed limbs, amputations, broken bones, scalping or other serious problems.
- Slip and fall accidents – It doesn’t take much water, oil or other liquid to cause a serious, damaging fall. A fall can result in strains, sprains, broken bones, fractured bones, ruptured disks, head injuries and even death.
- Car wrecks – If your job requires you to drive to different locations during your workday, and you are injured in a car or truck wreck, you are probably eligible to receive workers’ compensation.
If you are hurt on the job, you need to talk with an workers compensation attorney as soon as possible in order to protect your rights. When your employer starts working with an insurance company, you can be assured the insurance company will be working with its legal team. And you need the advice of a legal team that will be working for your benefit. If you get hurt at work, you need an attorney to help you level the playing field.
With offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Springdale, Arkansas, Carr & Carr’s Workers Compensation Attorneys can help with workers’ comp issues. Call 877-392-4878 to speak with an attorney or email us and we will contact you as soon as possible.