Accidents can happen even at work. Make sure that when this happens, you know what to do. If not, then it is time to find a work injury attorney who can help in making the responsible people pay for the damages sustained. Gruber Law cites what these accidents are and what you can do:
Serious on-the-job injuries happen every day across the nation. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states that nearly 2.9 million nonfatal workplace injuries were reported by private industry employers in 2013. Serious work-related injuries can take a worker off the job and may require extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation.
If you have suffered a serious work injury, it is in your best interests to consult with an experienced Milwaukee work injury attorney. At Gruber Law Offices LLC, we handle nothing but accident and injury cases. We are dedicated to helping injured people pursue the compensation and benefits they deserve.
Our lawyers have been listed in Wisconsin Super Lawyers® and awarded membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. They have been named among National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers and Top 40 Under 40. You can have confidence that your work injury case is in good hands with our firm.
Why Workplace Injuries Occur
Many employer and worker factors contribute to workplace injuries. As reported in an Insurance Journal article, the 10 leading causes of on-the-job injuries in a recent year were as follows:
- Overexertion (25.3%)
- Falls on the same level (15.4%)
- Struck by equipment or an object (8.9%)
- Falls to a lower level (8.6%)
- Other exertions and body reactions (7.2%)
- Roadway incidents in motorized land vehicles (5.3%)
- Slip or trip without falling (3.6%)
- Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects (3.5%)
- Repetitive motions with micro-tasks (3.1%)
- Struck against object or equipment (2.9%)
Consequence of Workplace Injuries
Serious workplace injuries can be physically, emotionally, and financially painful. They may require surgeries, physical therapy, and extensive medical treatment. Many serious work-related injuries are temporarily or permanently disabling and seriously injured workers may never return to work in their former occupations.
Work injuries, such as severe burns, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and amputations can have catastrophic, life-altering occupational and personal effects on the injured worker.
Why You Need Gruber Law after a Workplace Injury
If you work for an employer with three or more workers, you are generally entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for any injury suffered on the job, regardless of fault for the accident. Workers’ comp will cover your medical expenses arising from the injury and a portion of your lost wages. However, the claim process can be complicated. It is in your best interests to have a Milwaukee work injury attorney represent you, particularly if your injury has resulted in permanent disability. Gruber Law Offices LLC can help you to seek all possible benefits you are entitled to receive.
In some cases, third parties other than the employers may be responsible for work-related accidents and victims may be entitled to file personal injury claims for damages, in addition to workers’ comp benefits.
The injury lawyers at Gruber Law Offices LLC can carefully investigate your accident to identify all possible liable parties. Contact us to arrange for a free case consultation. We can meet with you at a place that is convenient for you – your home, your office, the hospital, or our offices in Milwaukee.
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