Worker’s Compensation claims are much more common than you may think. You might be surprised to know that they can happen anywhere, not just at dangerous work sites. Did you know that there are many different types of claims people can make in the office? Here are some of the most common things people file for. Always make sure you have a workers’ compensation lawyer, on your side so that you can get the most out of your case. This can either make or break what you may get out of your case.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Repetitive motion injuries are actually fairly common in the workplace. They could be from working in a factory and doing the same thing over and over again, or even from sitting at a computer keyboard too long. Employers should be giving their staff enough time to take a break to stretch and relieve their joints. If an employer does not provide enough breaks or the proper equipment and tools for employees to be comfortable in the workplace, they may be held liable for it.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and falls can happen anywhere. This includes the workplace. If there were particularly dangerous conditions that caused someone to fall and hurt themselves, a workers’ compensation claim may be reasonable. It is an employer’s duty to keep the workplace safe for the people who work there. If there was a wet surface somewhere on the ground without having a “wet floor“ sign on it, the employer may be held liable in this case.
Product Defect Injuries
If a worker uses equipment in the office that was broken or did not work properly, the company may be held liable for the injuries sustained. This can be a little more difficult to prove who was “at fault“ for the accident, but the employer will certainly be considered. Sometimes, more than one person is at fault for an accident and can be held accountable. Your lawyer should be able to determine what the case is for you.
Contact a Worker’s Compensation Lawyer Today
Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your accident, you need to reach out to a workers’ compensation lawyer to go over the specifics of your case. He or she will be able to look at it with a legal eye to see who may have been at fault for your accident and stress held responsible for the damages incurred. Do not hesitate. There’s often a statute of limitations that will bar you from filing if you do not in a timely fashion. The sooner you contact a lawyer, the faster he or she can begin working on your case and gaining compensation and justice for you. This will also increase the likelihood of having a good outcome at the end of your case. Reach out to set up a consultation today.