A workplace injury can happen in seconds. If you’re recovering from on-the-job injuries, you may be thinking about workers’ compensation. While workers’ compensation provides much-needed benefits to hurt employees, you may have grounds for a work injury claim. This is when the negligence of a third-party was responsible for your injuries. To maximize your compensation, you need the help of a Cincinnati work injury lawyer.
Bey & Associates, LLC can assist you with your work injury claim. While the process can be complex, our lawyers have the experience and skill to build a convincing case on your behalf. We’re prepared to fight for you to get the compensation you deserve, whether that comes from reaching a settlement or taking the case to court.
Are Work Injuries Common?
Some industries are more likely to have work injuries than others. Those who work in the following industries may sustain an injury while working:
- Health Care
Construction workers are a prime example of people who may be injured because of third-party negligence. When workers are on a site, there may be other parties there that aren’t employees of the construction company. Other parties could include contractors, subcontractors, and some of the equipment could come from other companies.
The people in charge of operating heavy machinery need to have the proper training. If someone is negligent while operating the equipment, they could cause irreparable harm to others and themselves. The equipment also has to be safe. Faulty or defective equipment could malfunction when it’s in operation, and the person using the equipment may get hurt. If the injured worker’s accident happened because of a negligent third-party, they can look into pursuing a claim against them.
It’s important to remember that third-party negligence can occur in any workplace. If you don’t work in the industries mentioned above, you should still see one of our work injury lawyers in Cincinnati.
What Are the Effects of Work Injuries?
Sustaining an injury on the job can have severe consequences. A worker may suffer one of the following injuries:
- Slip and Fall
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Burn Injury
- Spinal Cord Injuries
While people are working, they should be in a safe environment or have the safety training and gear to protect themselves. When this isn’t the case, workers can get injuries that can cause complications for the rest of their life. A slip and fall accident may not sound dangerous at first, but if someone falls from a ladder or stairs, the situation becomes more serious. Slip and falls without height as a factor can also cause serious injuries.
If someone hits their head, they could get a traumatic brain injury (TBI). While these range from mild to severe, the person should always seek medical treatment. TBIs can result in mood changes, sleep changes, as well as inhibit the person’s ability to communicate, think, and may also affect motion.
Working around flammable substances can result in burn injuries if someone acts negligently. A burn injury has varying degrees of severity, with the least affecting the top layer of skin and the most reaching the muscle and bone. Skin grafts and surgeries may be necessary, and the person could have permanent scarring and limited range of motion for the rest of their life.
Electrocutions can also cause burns, in addition to seizures and heart problems. When someone gets electrocuted they may have minor injuries or not seem to present symptoms, but they will still need to see a doctor.
A spinal cord injury may result in paralysis. Depending on where the injury occurs, an injury could mean losing motion of the arms, trunk, and legs, or from the waist down.
After a work injury, you should report it and see a doctor as soon as possible to get an assessment of your injuries. You have your injuries on record and can also start treatment as soon as possible. When you’re in the recovery process, it’s important to follow what your doctor says. If you stop treating your injuries and they get worse, you may not be able to recover compensation for them. Failing to see a doctor or follow their orders could give the insurance company an opportunity to question the validity of your claim and they may try to reduce your compensation.
Many of these injuries can be catastrophic, meaning they prevent the person from performing gainful work. Recovering from these injuries may require extensive care, now and in the future. Not being able to return to work is a major life change. If you support a family, you may wonder how you’re going to be able to provide if you cannot work. That’s where our lawyers come in.
Seek Legal Options from Bey & Associates, LLC
We’ll do everything possible to get you the compensation you need. You shouldn’t have to shoulder this financial burden all by yourself. With our attorneys in Cincinnati by your side, you’ll get the financial peace of mind you deserve. You won’t have to worry about how you’re going to afford your medical bills or continue to keep up with other expenses.
Get in touch with our office today to set up an obligation-free consultation. We’ll discuss your case, answer your questions, and talk about your options. Then, you can start to move forward with the legal process.