Injuries on the job are all too common in today’s competitive environment. Businesses may sometimes fail to provide adequate safety measures for their workers. This lack of safety measures can lead to employees suffering from work site injury problems. These work site injury incidents may occur due to either ignorance of federal safety standards, or an employer’s efforts to cut costs and increase profits.
Employees who suffer from a work site injury should understand their rights. The attorneys at the Amaro Law Firm can help workers with their work site injury cases.
Unsafe premises, practices, and equipment can cause workplace injuries. If you’ve been hurt on the job, our attorneys are the allies you can rely on for justice and recovery.
A report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics showed the extent of work site injuries across the country. The report showed that workers in industries such as agriculture, construction and transportation had much higher non-fatal work site injury rates than the national average. Health care workers, including those in hospitals, nursing homes and residential care facilities, also has some of the highest work site injury rates.
Causes of Work Site Injury Incidents
A worker can suffer from a work site injury at any time and for nearly any reason. Many work site injury incidents can be tied to an employer’s lack of proper safety measures. These safety measures can include providing workers with protective clothing (including eye, nose, mouth and lung protection), educating workers on the potential dangers of specific tasks, and following federal and state worker safety regulations. When an employer has failed to install such safety measures, employees are at a much greater risk of suffering a work site injury.
Impact of Work Site Injury Issues
A work site injury incident impacts both the employee and the employer. The employee’s work site injury may prevent him from earning a paycheck and covering his expenses. The employee may also face time away from work for physician’s office visits, emergency care and hospital stays. The employer must deal with lost productivity, potential delays and higher insurance costs. If the employee participates in a company-sponsored health insurance plan, both parties may face higher costs for their coverage.
Types of Work Site Injury Cases
The types of work site injury cases are nearly as varied as the number of work sites around the country. However, some injuries occur much more frequently than others, while some injuries cause more damage to their victims. The lawyers at the Amaro Law Firm can help victims of all types of work site injury cases, including:
Construction Zone Injury
Construction Laborer Injury
Results for Work Site Injury Victims
Employers and insurance providers have attorneys working to minimize their financial exposure to work site injury cases. These attorneys are paid to protect their clients, not to provide solace for injured workers. Victims of work site injury accidents need experienced attorneys who are willing and ready to fight for them. At the Amaro Law Firm, our lawyers will work to see that victims receive compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages and post-injury treatment, as well as non-economic and punitive damages.
Know Your Rights in a Work Site Injury Lawsuit
To find out how we can help you with a work site injury lawsuit, contact us today at 877-892-2797. Our friendly staff will ask a few questions about your case and connect you to a work site injury lawsuit attorney. You can also fill out the “Free Case Evaluation” form at the top of this page.