There are many ways people are injured during the course of their jobs. Certain employees, such as those working in the Construction Industry, have a higher risk for injuries than if they worked at other jobs. Both employers and employees are supposed to adhere to OSHA Safety Regulations for creating and maintaining a safe Workplace environment. Unfortunately, accidents happen and often this is due to negligence, safety violations or equipment failure.
When you receive workplace injuries, the first thing to do is to make an official report to your employer. Take photographs of the incident area and injuries if possible. Then, contact your own Personal Injury Lawyer to decide what to do next. Do not discuss your injuries with anyone else, especially insurance company representatives. If you do that, you could jeopardize a potential lawsuit victory to bring you maximum compensation.
Each year, about 50,000 workplace injuries are reported. Reports to the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate higher risks are clear in certain occupations. Here is a list of those most hazardous occupations and the typical workplace injuries workers are at risk for:
What Should I Do if I Was Involved in a Workplace Injury?
People injured at work file for Workers’ Compensation, but even this has better results when you work with our experienced Phoenix Work Injury Lawyer. You may file a lawsuit to claim compensatory and punitive damages as well, depending on your particular case. We can help you get fair compensation and fight against insurance companies who only want to pay minimums.
Arizona has a two-year Statute of Limitations. If you are unable to work temporarily or permanently, you may qualify to receive far more in compensation than you are offered by insurance companies or Workers’ Compensation.