Work related injuries are not a rare occurrence. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were nearly three million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private employers in 2011, and there were 4,609 employees killed – or thirteen deaths daily. While the number of injuries and fatalities were down from previous years, the state of Texas reported 2.7 non-fatal injuries per 100,000 workers and 453 fatalities during that same period.
Most injuries that occur on the job are covered by Workers’ Compensation, but the benefits received are often far less than your regular salary. If the negligence of another caused your injury or your loved one’s death, then a personal injury claim may need to be filed in addition to your workers’ compensation claim to fairly compensate you for your injuries or loss.
At Zinda Law Group in Temple, we know that accidents happen, but that doesn’t mean 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 for a free consultation today. We want to help you receive the treatment you need and get the compensation you deserve.
Common causes of workplace injuries
Many of the common causes of injuries result from things that don’t necessarily seem dangerous but can cause serious injury. Here are ten of the most common workplace injuries:
- Falls on level surfaces
- Falls to a lower level such as falling off a roof
- Slip and falls
- Objects falling on you
- Running into objects
- Truck or car accidents
- Compression injuries or getting caught in machinery
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Assaults and violent acts in the workplace
For a free legal consultation with a workplace accidents lawyer serving Temple, call 800-863-5312
What you should do
It is important to report any injuries to your employer in a timely manner. Seek medical treatment and follow your doctor’s orders. And consider all of your options before accepting any compensation awards from your employer. When you accept workers’ compensation, you often forfeit your right to pursue additional claims for injury or lose your right to pursue litigation for a more favorable outcome.
We have years of experience representing employees who have experienced injuries or fatalities in workplace accidents – whether they are the result of oil or gas explosions, toxic injuries from chemicals or asbestos or falling debris on the worksite. We are knowledgeable in the steps necessary to file your claim and how to protect your rights.
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How We Can Help
If you have been injured on the job, or a loved one lost their life due the negligence of their employer, then the attorneys at Zinda Law Group would like to help you. We can help you get the benefits you are entitled to including:
- Lost wages
- Payment of medical bills
- Compensation for scars
- Specific loss and amputation benefits
- Compensation for permanent impairments
- Protection from uninsured employers
- Lump-sum settlements
Regardless of the type of injury sustained, or how much time missed from work, if you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a workplace accident, the attorneys at Zinda Law Group can help you get the compensation you need and deserve. You can talk to an attorney right now by calling (800) 863-5312. Call today.