If you have been injured on the job, it is important to consult with an experienced work injury attorney to help you receive the compensation that you may be entitled to under workers' comp laws. If you company employs three or more employees, you are generally entitled to some form of compensation for any work-related injury. According to data compiled by the National Academy of Social Insurance, these are among the top workplace injuries on an annual basis:
- Falls on same level or lower level
- Slipping or tripping without falling
- Being struck by an object or piece of equipment
- Roadway accidents
- Caught in or compressed by equipment
- Repetitive motion injuries
A seriously injured worker may never be able to return to their previous occupation. Workplace injuries can cause physical and emotional pain and can even be financially crippling for a person, if the injury is serious enough. An injury can lead to multiple surgeries and expensive, ongoing physical therapy before a worker can fully recover.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that more than 2.9 million people experience an on-the-job injury on an annual basis. This amounts to tens of billions of dollars that injured workers are paid under workers' comp claims every year, with overexertion injuries and falls accounting for $25 billion alone.
A work injury attorney can help guide you through the claims process so you do not miss out on the compensation you are owed for a workplace injury.