Accidents in the workplace are unfortunately not unusual.
They range from simple slip and falls to major plant explosions. Despite their inevitable nature, they all seem to cause a major disruption in one’s life. Injuries translate to time off from work. Time off from work is money lost. Then there are the medical bills that can pile up in a hurry.
There are many types of workplace injuries and they all have different legal aspects and issues that must be accounted for. Whether you are an employee or an independent contractor will often determine not only what type of insurance coverage applies, but also what duties are owed to you.
On-the-job injuries can range from the more common sprains and strains, to the most severe, paralysis, loss of limb, and even death. Some of the most frequent injuries sustained at work include:
- Muscle sprains and strains
- Back and neck injuries
- Hand and wrist injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Work-related musculoskeletal disorders: carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis
- Broken bones
- Herniated disc
- Knee and foot injuries
Injured workers often face a dilemma with regard to returning to work following a serious on-the-job injury. These individuals want to return to work, but find themselves unable to physically perform their job. Fear of being terminated because of a job injury often causes people to return to work prematurely after a job injury.
No matter the severity of your injury, if you were hurt while on-the-job, you have the right to file for workers compensation.
If you have been hurt or lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, you need someone on your side. You need a legal team to help you through the complicated process to get the compensation you deserve for your losses.
The San Bernardino personal injury law offices of Welebir Tierney & Weck can help you. We help our clients get the money they need after injuries to take care of their families and get on with their lives.
We will walk you through the process and take care of all the legal aspects of your case, so you can focus on recovering from your losses.
Don’t wait visit us online and submit our contact form, or you can simply call our law office at 909.335.0444 and speak directly to an attorney, There are no attorney fees unless we obtain money for you. We never forget that the law isn’t about lawyers. It’s about seeking justice for people just like you.