Workplace Injury in Killeen
At the law offices of Zinda Law Group, we know that accidents happen all the time, but that doesn’t mean that they couldn’t be avoided. If you’ve been hurt or a loved one has been killed as a result of a workplace injury or accident, contact us today for a free consultation. We want to help you get the treatment that you need and receive the compensation that you deserve.
Work related injuries are not rare; in fact, they happen every day. There were nearly three million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private employers in 2011 alone according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In addition to these injuries, 4,609 employees were killed in 2011. That means thirteen people died each and every day.
Listed below are ten of the most common workplace injuries that are suffered on the job.
- Slips and trips without falling
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Objects falling on you
- Falls on level surfaces
- Falls to a lower level (i.e. falling off a roof)
- Car or truck accidents
- Compression injuries
- Getting caught in machinery
- Assaults or violent acts
What You Can Do For Yourself
Always report injuries to your employer in a timely manner and get medical treatment as soon as possible. It is important to follow your doctor’s orders and submit to the prescribed treatment unless you think it will harm you. In that case, it is always wise to seek the advice of a qualified attorney to protect your right to continue receiving workers’ compensation benefits since noncompliance with medical advice can be grounds for denying a claim.
Consider all of your legal options before accepting any compensation awards from your employer or their insurance company. And don’t sign anything without an attorney checking all the fine print for you – you don’t want to needlessly give away any of your rights under the law. When you accept a workers’ compensation award, you will often forfeit your right to pursue any additional claims for injury against your employer or you may even lose your right to pursue other litigation to seek a more favorable outcome.
What We Can Do For You
If you have been injured on the job, or if a loved one lost their life due the negligence of their employer, then the attorneys at Zinda Law Group can help you. We will help you get the benefits you are entitled to including:
- Lost wages
- Payment of medical bills
- Lump-sum settlements
- Compensation for scars (scar payments)
- Compensation for permanent impairments
- Specific loss and amputation benefits
- Protection from uninsured employers
The attorneys at Zinda Law Group have years of experience representing employees with workplace injuries or due to fatalities. We are knowledgeable about Texas workers’ compensation laws and can take the necessary steps to protect your rights when we file your claim. Regardless of the type of injury you sustained or how much time you have missed from work, if you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a workplace accident, we can help you get the compensation that you deserve. Talk to an attorney by calling (800) 863-5312 and let us start helping you today.