Work injuries result from accidents at the workplace occurring in the course of employment. These accidents are caused by inherent factors steaming from the operation of materials of the worker’s occupation.


A total over 4.4 million nonfatal work related injuries per year were reported in the private industry workplaces. This indicates a rate of 5 work related injuries per 100 full-time workers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rate of work related injuries decreased from 5.3 cases per 100 workers, while the decline is a result of a decrease in reporting as well as a decrease in the number of hours worked.


In the event of a work accident, a prompt reporting of the injury is of essence. Prompt reporting will ensure that the injured worker receives the right medical attention as well as the needed support at the most appropriate time. The sooner the work injury is treated, the sooner the worker is able to return to work and the less complications arise with worker’s compensation payments.


If you are a worker who has sustained injuries while at work, it is advisable to consult an attorney immediately after the accident. The more time passes, the more rights you may be waiving unwillingly. At the same time, it is best to speak with your attorney before you speak with insurance agents, adjusters or the company’s attorney.


In many cases, the insurance companies will offer injured workers to pay for the medical bills without any questions asked. However, most injured workers don’t feel comfortable asking for additional money to cover pain, suffering or loss of work. This is where the injured workers’ attorney comes into play. An experienced lawyer will fight for adequate compensation and justified payments, because most likely the accident was not your fault to begin with and it is the duty of the employer to provide a safe and secure workplace.


If you have been injured during a workplace accident contact our office now. Time is of essence! We will ensure that you receive all the benefits that you are entitled to under the law. A summary of the benefits you are entitled to is found below.









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