On The Job Injuries

June 12, 2023

Construction Injury Lawyer

While not uncommon, injuries that occur on the job can have a detrimental effect on our mental, physical, and emotional well-being. Occupations involving structures such as schools, construction sites, hospitals, grocery stores, warehouses, airports, and restaurants can all be hotspots for on-the-job injuries. Even with preventative measures which are supposed to prevent these injuries from happening in the first place, there are only so many foreseeable circumstances within the workplace that can cause injury to employees. One of the best ways for the injured to receive the compensation they deserve is through a personal injury attorney, who can walk you through the complexities of these on-the-job injury cases. 

Some injuries that may fall within this sub-type of injury cases are:

  • Psychiatric Injuries: certain injuries which are covered under on the job injuries can include psychiatric illness or distress from an assault, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), discrimination, stress related to overworking of the job, and even brain damage. 
  • Back and Neck Injuries: due to the certain nature of some careers, injuries may be sustained from moving and lifting heavy objects, lowering the victim’s overall life quality and ability to perform daily activities. 
  • Occupational Exposure: Unrecoverable injuries such as hearing loss, as well as other diseases such as lung disease, cancer, allergic reactions, asthma, and other respiratory conditions can be caused or even exacerbated by toxins within the workplace building, coming from gases, molds, fluids, asbestos, and even chemicals. 
  • Slip and Fall or Trip Accidents: Injuries under this sub-category can be caused by faulty construction of sidewalks, floors, and stairways within the building, as well as interior designs such as carpet or electrical components which could have potentially caused the injury. 
  • Auto Accident: injuries which occurred during an automotive accident that happened on the route between work sites, in training, work-related meetings, or weekly work-related driving errands. While they are not always covered, an injury attorney may be able to advise you on the complexities of this specific sub-type of injury case.
  • Assault: assault related injuries can include being struck, hit, shot, attacked, or having objects thrown at the victim by customers or co-workers.
  • Cumulative Trauma: COVID-19, AIDS, TB, Hepatitis, or viral infections can be covered if it can be proven that the infection source was work-related. 
  • Heart Attack and Stroke: many heart related conditions may be directly linked to the stress of work conditions, including heart disease, cardiomyopathy, and hypertension which can all be linked back to the work conditions that were suffered by the injured. 
  • Death: the deceased’s family may be qualified to receive benefits when the work conditions cause or contributed to said death, whether by accidental injury or even heart attack or stroke. 

If you’ve been injured due to the negligence of another within a workplace setting, a personal injury attorney can advise you on the complexities of negligence law and help you obtain the compensation you deserve. 

Thanks to the experienced construction injury lawyer of the top-rated firm, Eglet Adams, for their insight into accidents within the workplace and the various injuries someone can suffer on the job.

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