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Workplace Accident

Workplace Accidents May End Up In Legal Action


Companies are required under federal law to provide a safe working environment. Yet, every year, hundreds of thousands of accidents happen in the workplace, threatening workers’ livelihood.

A total of more than 4,350 fatal work injuries were recorded in the U.S., according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics report, “National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2012.” And there were a shocking almost 3 million nonfatal incidences — roughly one injury for every 30 people in the American workforce today.

Many people think work-related accidents are a concern for heavy industry trades at factories, warehouses, construction sites, and other jobs where physical effort is required. The fact is a work injury can occur anywhere, and at any time, when the conditions are met for catastrophe. All it takes is one slip, trip, cut, or faulty piece of machinery, and you can find yourself seriously injured.

Injuries in the workplace can range anywhere from a bad fall in an office building due to negligent office maintenance, or broken bones resulting from a faulty forklift. The important thing to know is that those injured in the workplace can seek compensation for their losses.

Causes and Types of Work Injuries

Common causes of injury at work include, but are not limited to:

  • Falls Burns
  • Sprains, strains and tears
  • Broken bones
  • Blunt trauma
  • Penetrating trauma
  • Skin diseases or disorders
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Poisonings Hearing loss
  • Other illnesses
  • Violence

It is also important to know the kind of claim you wish to file. A claim is dependent upon the method in which you sustained the injury. Types of claims include:

  • Factory based injuries
  • Heavy machinery/equipment based injuries
  • Office based injuries
  • Work-related driving based injuries
  • Warehouse based injuries
  • Retail based injuries

Not all injuries are physical, some are emotional or financial. If your injury was caused by your employer’s negligence you may be able to file a lawsuit against your employer.

We Understand the Importance of Your Work

The most trying part of any work-related lawsuit is not returning to work. We understand the fact that your work is important. Every day away from work means dramatic losses of your income.

We can help you get financial compensation for losses such as:

  • Medical treatment expenses
  • Hospitalization and recovery costs
  • Lost income during periods in which you are unable to work
  • Future income if your injury forced you to retire
  • Any out-of-pocket expenses
  • Any debt (extensive credit card bills, missed loan payments, etc.) you incurred because of your injury
  • Medication or medical apparatus costs
  • Pain and suffering

A work accident lawyer allows you to take some time to focus on getting better while dealing with your legal issues. You deserve lost wages and maximum compensation for your injuries.

We’ll make all the legal deadlines while you focus on getting well.

How Weitz & Luxenberg Can Help

As a nationally recognized personal injury law firm, Weitz & Luxenberg is committed to helping clients win cases. For more than 25 years, we have dedicated ourselves to holding irresponsible practitioners accountable, and we have won $17 billion for our clients.

We would feel privileged to assist you. For a free consultation and more information about your legal options, please call us at 800-476-6070. If you prefer, you can complete our form, and our client relations representative will contact you shortly.

Recent W&L Results

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    W&L's Medical Malpractice team has worked on more than 1,000 lawsuits for wrongful death, injury and misdiagnosis. Headed by attorney Allan Zelikovic, in 2013 they recovered $7 million for clients.

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    The loss of my husband Albert in 2009 was magnitudes of grief and tragedy. Gone was the love of my life. But also gone was the adored grandfather of a mentally and physically disabled child who had lost her own father -- Albert's and my son -- just two years before. If not for Weitz & Luxenberg, what's left of my family would never have had the opportunity to see justice done. I really believe that.

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