According to state law, the term ” work-related injury” is defined as personal injury or death by accident arising out of or in the course of employment. This term also includes disease or infection that naturally or unavoidably results from such injury.
If you or someone you love sustained an injury or illness while on the job, you can seek the compensation you need. You may be able to recover wage benefits and medical benefits for your injuries, and in certain situations you could qualify for disability benefits as well.
Workplace fatality injury numbers are very alarming. Every year, many more workers are injured while on the job. These are startling statistics and show extreme outcomes of on-the-job injuries. Victims of on-the-job injuries may be entitled to legal damages. The best way to find out is to get in touch with an injury lawyer.
On the Job Injury Claims
Most companies maintain workers’ compensation insurance that can be accessed for benefits. In other cases, a third party has liability and legal action can be taken against them. It can be very difficult to seek reimbursement for damages when you are injured or ill and do not have the assistance from an experienced attorney. It can also be difficult to obtain the compensation you deserve if you do not have all the necessary information regarding your case, such as what counts as an on-the-job injury. An injury or fatality that occurs while an employee is in the course of his or her employment is considered to be an on-the-job injury. The common causes of work place injuries include the following:
- Car and truck accidents
- Chemical leaks
- Falling debris
- Oil and gas explosions
- Toxic injuries, such as those from ammonia, petrochemical compounds, and asbestos
- Construction site accidents, such as scaffolding collapses and crane malfunctions
- Manufacturing accidents involving defective tools and faulty machinery
- Slip and fall accidents
The lawyers at Ramos & Ramos will work diligently to protect your rights and fight aggressively for your case. Not only will we aim to obtain the highest amount of compensation as possible, but we will ensure that the responsible party is held accountable for their actions. Any irresponsible individual should not be allowed to commit further acts of negligence. We are very dedicated to our clients and treat each client and case equally and with the compassion they deserve.
We have the legal knowledge and experience to help you determine if you have a claim against your employer or third party, or both. In some cases you may be able to file a claim against your employer in addition to a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. We know how to handle these situations and will fight the insurance adjusters for the maximum amount of compensations available to you and your loved ones. With our assistance, you will be able to concentrate on rebuilding your life and your physical recovery, while we handle the financial concerns.