Workplace injuries can happen to anyone at any time. Construction workers may suffer injuries from exposed electrical wires, faulty equipment, unsafe working conditions, or falls at the jobsite, whereas office workers may suffer injuries from trip and fall accidents, unmarked hazards, a building collapse, or a fire. Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance providing wage replacement and medical benefits to employees injured in the course of employment in exchange for mandatory relinquishment of the employee’s right to sue his or her employer for the tort of negligence.
Types of Workplace Accidents
- Equipment malfunctions
- Equipment defects
- Falls from high elevations
- Exposure to hazardous chemicals or materials
- Failure to follow safety protocols
- Failure to enforce safety protocols
- Uneven, unlit, wet, or otherwise unsafe walkways
- Falling objects
- Negligent maintenance
If you or your loved one has sustained injuries while at work, you may be required to file a workers’ compensation claim. It is important to ensure that compensation is awarded for wages, hospital bills, disability equipment, ongoing medical costs, and future medical complications and/or expenses.
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