Common Causes of Workplace Injuries
When you are injured at your workplace, you have the same right to claim workers' compensation insurance benefits as you would for any other type of insurance benefits like health insurance or homeowners insurance. The only difference is how the claim is pursued, and the rights of the parties are defined by statute instead of by a policy.
At McCarron Law Firm, Joe McCarron has the experience necessary to guide you through the complicated claims process and get the compensation you need to pay for your medical bills, lost wages, ongoing care needs and other expenses. As a Bloomington work injuries attorney with more than 15 years of legal experience, Joe uses innovative investigation techniques and well-honed trial strategies to help you maximize compensation in your workers' compensation or personal injury case.
Causes Of Workplace Injuries
Workers' compensation covers both abrupt, accident-related injuries as well as injuries that are the result of trauma that has built up over time. Some common causes of workplace injuries include:
- Repetitive motion trauma (can cause carpal tunnel syndrome)
- Occupational diseases (exposure to fumes and dust, including asbestos)
- Lifting injuries
- Chemical burns
- Electrical burns
- Burns from hot liquids
- Forklift accidents
- Crane accidents
- Scaffolding accidents
- Being hit by falling equipment or tools
No matter what caused the injury, employees in all types of workplaces may be eligible for workers' compensation benefits. Office workers' are entitled to the same type of workplace protection under workers' compensation laws as those who do work in construction or other industries that require heavy physical activity.
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