Workers in a variety of industries might find themselves suffering from a work-related injury, whether it be due to heavy equipment, fire, chemical exposure, unsafe work sites, or other potential hazards. Even a workplace that’s up to code can cause injury, resulting in expensive medical treatment for the injured employee. Depending on the severity of the injury, you might also require physical therapy, an extended hospital stay, or other special accommodations.
At Husain Law Firm + Associates, P.C., we can help you determine the most favorable route to financial recovery and repayment of any expenses. This could mean exploring workers’ compensation options.
So many members of our adult population leave their homes each day to go to work and yet so few of them understand the rights they have when they get there. Job-related injuries, in particular, is often misunderstood and many people do not know what they may or may not be entitled to should they become injured while on the job. There are several reasons for this.
For starters, many employed individuals do not consider their job environment as one that is high risk. Instead, they immediately think of jobs in industries like the construction, manufacturing or engineering industries when they think of places where job-related injuries can and are likely to happen. Nothing could be further from the truth.
There is virtually no industry that is immune from accidents. Even uneventful desk jobs can result in personal injury. In fact, many physical conditions that persons struggle with today result from sitting for long hours on end at a desk and using a computer all day. Added to that, simply moving and functioning within the environs of your job to do simple tasks like using the coffee or copy machine can result in an injury. Consequently, it is imperative that you learn all you can about work-related injuries and how you can protect yourself in the wake of such eventualities.
The first step will be a consultation with our attorneys so we can evaluate your claim and determine the best response. We’ll lay out all of your options and help you choose the best path forward depending on your specific circumstance. If you do decide to move forward with a workers’ compensation claim, we can help you with that, as well.
Workers’ compensation was designed to pay for any medical expenses resulting from a work-related injury. However, the claim filing process is complicated and lengthy, with many possible issues and delays along the way. In addition, you might not even be aware of all of the different benefits you could be eligible to receive. It’s helpful to have a trained lawyer to assist you in order to ensure you get the payment you deserve as quickly as possible.
If you’re interested in learning more about how we can help you with work-related injuries, give our office a call to book a consultation with our lawyers today.