Charleston Workplace Injuries Attorneys
Workplace injuries can happen in any work situation and in any industry. Some industries, however, see more injuries than others. Some of the more common professions to see work related injuries include:
- Construction Industry – All Areas
- Oil and Gas Industry
- Logging and Timber Work
- Industrial Professions
The professions listed above have a higher incidence of work related injuries due to the dangerous nature of their positions. However, anyone can be injured at work, regardless of profession.
Common Work Related Injuries In Dangerous Professions
- Head and Neck Injuries
- Injuries to the Spine
- Bone Fractures
- Inhalation Injuries
- Loss of Limbs
- Blindness or Hearing Loss
- Repetitive Work Injuries To Joints and Tendons
- Injuries to Internal Organs from Impact Events
Of course, these are not the only injuries that can occur, and in many cases several injuries occur at one time.
Life Changing Accidents
Industrial based accidents often cause catastrophic injuries. Those working in construction, logging, mining, or oil and gas suffer more serious or debilitating injuries because of the types of accidents that often occur in these professions. A catastrophic injury can change a person’s life forever. Any accident will change your life. The medical costs and visits, rehabilitation, and the impact to your income are just a few of the direct effects and injury will have on your life.
Workers Compensation Claims
Employees are covered by workers compensation when they are injured on the job. This process, however, can become quite difficult to manage when a person is trying to cope with the aftermath of their injuries. Workers comp adjusters try hard to close cases quickly and return the employees back to work before the employee is fully recovered. This is in the best interest of the insurance company, not the employee.
Working with a Charleston workers compensation attorney when you have been injured on the job will protect your rights as an injury victim and will help ensure that the insurance company acts in a manner that is in the best interest of the injury victim, not the insurance company. Your attorney will manage every area of your workers comp claim to make sure that you are treated fairly and that a complete settlement is made by the insurer.