Workplace Accidents

Each year, thousands of employees are injured at work. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2009, 1,238,490 nonfatal occupational injury and illness cases resulted in missed worked. In that same year, 4,551 of those work related injuries proved fatal.

From construction workers to office clerks, workplace injuries happen in all environments and can be devastating, even forever changing lives.

 Common workplace injuries include:

  • Back Injuries
  • Construction Injuries
  • Occupational Diseases
  • Pulmonary Injuries

Workplace AccidentsTypically in a workplace incident, a workers compensation claim can be filed and the injured employee will receive the damages that are available. Workers Compensation Damages are decided based on:

  • Partial permanent disability
  • Partial temporary disability
  • Total permanent disability
  • Total temporary disability

However, in most cases the available workers compensation remedies are insufficient to compensate injury victims for their losses.  In that vein, there may be third parties responsible for all or part of the negligence that caused your injuries. Only an experienced personal injury trial lawyer can assess the facts of your case and identify potential third parties to target with a lawsuit to obtain maximum compensation for your loss.

Contact an Experienced Workplace Injury Lawyer

Unfortunately, obtaining complete compensation for expenses associated with workplace injuries, such as loss of wages, medical expenses and long-term care, can be complicated. That is why it is important to contact the experienced workplace injury lawyers at Craft Law Firm who understand the applicable laws, time frames and expenses involved when an injury or illness happens in the workplace.