If your job is labor-intensive and you find yourself required to do the same thing countless times a day, using repetitive motion, you may develop a stress-related injury. If you currently work or in the past have worked around any number of chemicals, compounds, dust, fumes or vapors without proper safety masks and adequate ventilation, you may develop an occupational illness.
And if you are already sick or already injured, you need the best in medical care. You should not be worried about providing for your family because you can no longer work when it was work that caused your current inabilities. By filing for workers’ compensation and then going further to hold anyone accountable that may have contributed to your disability, you help to set a precedent that this is not okay. If an employer or company puts human lives in danger or knowingly asks workers to perform tasks that will eventually physically disable them, that could be negligence.
Sometimes injuries that result on the job aren’t the direct result of the labor you are pushed to do, nor the substances you come into contact with on a regular basis. Sometimes the injury is the result of an accident. Whether it is a construction site accident or other workplace accident that occurred because of unsafe working conditions, your workplace may still be held accountable. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration can open an investigation and determine what part, if any, your employer may have had to do with the accident and they may be held responsible and penalized.
If you are hurt or ill, take the time to sit and talk with a workers’ compensation and personal injury attorney at The Law Offices of W. Dan Mahoney, P.C. You may find you stand to gain compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and even rehabilitative care.