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Workplace Accident Compensation

Construction & Workplace Accidents

Thousands of employees experience work-related injuries or illnesses every year. You may be entitled to compensation to help with loss of income, medical expenses and long term care expenses. In many cases, a worker’s compensation claim is filed, and the injured employee receives the damages that are awarded.

Workplace Injuries

From construction workers to office clerks, anyone can be at risk for injuries at work. When you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury at work, hiring a personal injury attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve. Workplace injuries that may be eligible for compensation often fall into four categories.

Common workplace injuries include:

  • Back Injuries
  • Pulmonary Injuries
  • Occupational Diseases
  • Construction Injuries

Occupational Diseases

Attributing the cause of an injury is not always as easy as it seems. This is especially true for work-related occupational diseases. The symptoms and effects of these diseases sometimes do not appear for years after the injured person was exposed to the cause. For this reason, there are a number of people suffering from an occupational, or work-related, disease who go without seeking and receiving the help and compensation they are entitled to.

Factors involved in occupational diseases, include:

  • Exposure to a harmful chemical
  • Repetitive stress environments
  • Unsanitary conditions
  • Inadequate safety equipment

What are Common Occupational Diseases?

An occupational disease can be defined as a chronic ailment, illness or injury that is linked to an individual’s work environment or job function.

Common occupational diseases include:

  • Lung cancer and mesothelioma
  • Lead Poisoning
  • Asthma and Silicosis
  • Skin Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel

The above is just a short list of associated work injuries.

Compensation Damages for Injured Workers

Unfortunately, because of the laws and regulations that govern workplace injuries, receiving the compensation necessary to cover your added expenses is not always so cut and dry. Depending on the state, time frame, and the nature of the accident, limitations are often placed on damages that can be received and the type of action that can be taken.

Workers Compensation Damages are typically awarded based on:

  • Total permanent disability
  • Total temporary disability
  • Partial permanent disability
  • Partial temporary disability

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