Each year, thousands of people are injured in workplace accidents. Unfortunately, some of these accidents are avoidable, as they involve issues like violence, fires and explosions, transportation mishaps and slip and falls.
In addition to catastrophic injuries that can occur on job sites, like traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and broken bones, in some instances workers are killed. According to the United States Department of Labor, in 2013, 4,405 workers were killed on the job in the U.S.
This is why it is important to hold the party responsible for the accident liable if you are injured at work or your loved one is killed on the job.
Recently, a roofer in Virginia settled an injury case for $1.55 million. The roofer filed the suit after his truck was struck from behind by a van operated by the employee of an HVAC service company. The accident restricted the man to lower-paying, light-work duties.
He reportedly suffered several spinal fractures in his lower back.
Who Should I Contact If I Am Injured on the Job?
Remember, if you are hurt on the job, you will want to speak to our attorneys, who handle both workers’ compensation and personal injury law.
If you contact our law firm, we will collect basic information about your accident—if we decide to move forward with your case, we may contact witnesses and hire specialists and investigators to determine the best way to proceed with your claim.
Our firm will handle the complexities of both the workers’ compensation process and negligence cases arising out of your accident. You can have confidence that our attorneys will leave no stone unturned and provide you with the best possible representation, and the best possible outcome for your case.
Keep in mind, in many cases, employees may be entitled to compensation beyond a workers’ compensation claim. Contact us today.
Koonz, McKenney, Johnson & DePaolis L.L.P.
Sponsored by: Attorney Kasey K. Murray
Did you know? Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. all have different qualifications for workers’ compensation claims.