Most Common Work Accidents
Whenever you work, there’s an inherent risk of injury. Sometimes accidents happen. Other times, someone else might have had a hand in causing your injuries.
The good news is filing a workers comp claim or a third-party lawsuit could help you get some much-needed cash following your injury. Read on to learn about common work accidents, and the type of action you can take with the help of a West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer.
What Are the Most Common Work Accidents?
Workplace or occupational injuries refer to any type of injury or illness suffered while in the performance of a work-related task or function.
Although it’s true, the nature of your industry can impact the risks you take on a day-to-day basis. The truth is a work injury can happen in accidents across many types of jobs.
Some of the most common forms of a workplace accident include:
- Car/forklift accidents
- Falls from heights/slip-and-falls
- Blunt force trauma
- Crush accidents
- Repetitive movement injuries
- Chemical inhalation
- Burn injuries
- Injuries caused by defective equipment
Understand Your Options Following a Work Injury
When you get injured at work, you have two options for recovering compensation for your damages. The first is via the workers compensation system.
The advantage to filing a workers comp claim is you don’t have to demonstrate negligence was a factor in your injury in order to get cash for your medical bills or lost income.
Your second option is to file a third-party personal injury claim against product manufacturers, independent contractors, or other parties involved in your work injury. Although this route does allow you to receive non-economic damages, you aren’t allowed to directly sue your employer, and earning compensation this way can lead to some unexpected roadblocks.
Fortunately, a work injury lawyer can help you recover the compensation you need.
Contact a Work Injury Lawyer
When you’ve suffered an injury in the workplace, don’t be afraid to reach out for help. An attorney with The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo can help you get started with a free consultation.
Call 561-659-6366 or fill out the form below with your information to contact our firm today.