Injuries, illnesses, and accidents in the workplace are common and can occur in a variety of circumstances. If you sustain an injury or illness while working, you may be entitled to monetary compensation under workers’ compensation laws. As time may be of the essence in your case, it is best to hire an experienced injury attorney to guide you through the process of obtaining the benefits you deserve.
Workers’ compensation laws are especially important if you have what is considered a “dangerous” job. Such people include construction workers, farm workers, maintenance workers, and factory workers. Construction workers are routinely injured in falls or when they are struck by objects. Farm workers can become injured with dangerous farm equipment. Maintenance workers can suffer injuries when exposed to harmful substances or environments. Factory workers can become injured from tools and equipment and are at added risk from working long hours.
If you are injured at work, report the accident and your injuries. Seek immediate medical care and treatment. It is also extremely important to follow through with all treatment recommendations, document all missed time from work, and avoid gaps in treatment.