Workplace accidents are common, especially for occupations that require manual labor. Workplace accidents can also be fatal. Causes for these types of accidents vary, and can include motor vehicle accidents, fires, explosions, falls and more.
How Workplace Accidents Happen
Unsafe work environments can lead to work-related accidents, and can include failing to warn others of dangerous conditions, driving carelessly, failing to take safety precautions when operating heavy equipment, using unreasonably dangerous equipment and other factors.
These unsafe work environments are usually the fault of the employer. If an employer does not provide adequate machinery, safety equipment or tools, then these factors can cause accidents. Fire hazards, exposure to toxic substances, poor ventilation or lighting, and other inadequate safety measures can also create an environment for accidents to happen.
Remedies for Injured Workers
Workers have remedies when it comes to injuries that are sustained on the job. Workers compensation, provided by the government, can help pay medical bills, as well as provide financial support during an injured workers time away from work. Fault is not an issue in the workers compensation system, and a worker injured on the job is entitled to benefits.
There are sometimes third parties that can be responsible for a workplace injury. These can include contractors at a construction site that are not employed by the injured workers employer or a company that manufacturers a defective or dangerous tool. When a third party’s negligence causes a workplace injury, an injured worker has the legal right to seek compensation outside of the workers compensation system.
Finding a Worker’s Compensation Attorney
If you have been injured in a workplace accident, you owe it to yourself to contact an experienced lawyer who can help you through this difficult time. Super Woman Super Lawyer Maryam Parman and her team have recovered more than $1 Billion for clients and have more than 30 years of experience representing injured victims. Call today for a free no obligation consultation or free second opinion on your workers compensation case. We are here to help! Get a free evaluation today!