On-the-job injuries are commonplace in almost every industry. When work-related injuries happen, employees expect that workers’ compensation will assist them in paying medical expenses and help cover any lost wages while they get better.
If you or a loved one were injured on the job and are struggling to receive adequate workers’ compensation or have been denied workers’ compensation, our attorneys can help you fight for your right to compensation.
For a no-cost, no-obligation review of your workplace accident claim, call (877) 562-0000 or fill out our free case evaluation form.
Common Workplace Injuries
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), hundreds of thousands of workplace injuries and illnesses result in days missed from work each year. Common workplace injuries include:
- Sprain and strains
- Back injuries
- Burns (chemical, heat, electric)
- Cuts and lacerations
- Broken bones
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Occupational diseases
Among these injuries, sprains and strains and back injuries are some of the most common experienced injuries across all industries.
Even though almost anyone can encounter a hazard at work that could lead to an injury or illness, some occupations are much riskier than others. For example, a construction worker is much more likely to experience a serious injury compared to an administrative assistant.
Some of the most dangerous occupations include:
- Airline Industry
- Coal Mining
- Farming and Ranching Industry
- Fishing and Hunting Industry
- Healthcare Workers
- Law Enforcement
- Power Line Installation and Maintenance
- Sanitation Industry
- Truck Driver/Transportation
According to data from the BLS, industries that saw an increase of workplace injuries and illnesses include forestry, agriculture, fishing, and hunting. Healthcare workers are predominantly injured in slip and falls after becoming entangled in wires found in hospital rooms. Slips, trips and falls accounted for more than 225,000 cases of workplace injuries in 2011.
Contact Our Alabama Workplace Accident Attorneys
If you or a loved one were injured in a workplace accident and are being denied adequate workers’ compensation coverage, our attorneys can help you fight for compensation. As an experienced national personal injury law firm, the lawyers at Cory Watson Attorneys are well-versed in workers’ rights across the state of Alabama and the country.
Our Alabama workers’ compensation attorneys will help you fight for your right to fair and just compensation. We can provide comprehensive legal counsel and help guide you through the entire litigation process to ensure that you receive the maximum amount of compensation you deserve.
From our main office in Birmingham, we proudly serve communities across Alabama. To find out how we may be able to help with your workers’ compensation claim, contact us at (877) 562-0000 or fill out our free case evaluation form. Your initial case consultation is free of charge and there is no obligation to you.