No one plans on being injured at work. It’s our “home away from home” where we should feel safe and secure. Unfortunately, the negligence or action of another can result in severe injury in the workplace. Victims and their families face physical injury, disability, lost work wages, emotional trauma, and loss of quality of life. You might find it difficult providing for your family, let alone paying large hospital bills. It’s a confusing and overwhelming experience, and it’s easy to become lost in the legal system. You don’t have to go through this difficult time alone.
Our workers compensation attorneys of Wichita, KS want to help you make a full recovery!
“Workers comp laws vary from state to state,” explains Chuck Hess, workers compensation attorney, “They help victims and their families with medical expenses, lost work wages, rehabilitation following an injury, and death benefits. The professions at the highest risk of injury are nursing aides/orderlies, police officers, janitors, truck drivers, and construction workers.”
There are several types of workers comp injuries that occur in the workplace:
Overexertion: This is the most common type of workplace injury. Overexertion injuries are due to pulling, pushing, lifting, carrying, or throwing. Nurse aides, factory workers, and construction workers are all at high risk for this type of injury.
Slip & Falls: Wet and slippery office floors or sidewalks can result in horrible injuries – especially for seniors. Groundskeepers, security workers, and store clerks are susceptible to slip and falls.
Traffic Accidents: Victims can be injured in traffic accidents while driving or riding in a company vehicle. Truck drivers, police officers, and traveling business representatives are especially at risk.
Fall to Lower Level: These are injuries due to falling from a stairway, roof, or ladder. This is an injury often sustained by construction workers.
Struck by an Object: Falling objects from shelves can put office, retail, and restaurant workers at risk for injury.
Machinery Accidents: This type of workplace injury involves a factory or construction worker being caught or compressed by large machinery. It also occurs when a supervisor doesn’t give an employee enough training to safely operate the machinery.
If you have been injured in a workplace injury due to the inaction or action of another, please contact the office of Lee, Gurney & Hess for a free consultation. Our workers compensation attorneys have over 90 years of combined experience in successful litigation. We treat every client like an individual, and we our dedicated to finding you fair compensation for your full recovery. Our workers compensation attorneys are honored to serve your case!