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Common Causes Of Workplace Injuries
Some jobs are simply more dangerous than others. However, no matter what job you are performing, it is possible to suffer a serious injury that could prevent you from earning a living. Injuries caused by accidents covered by workers’ compensation laws can include car or truck accidents, slip and fall accidents, sprains from heavy lifting, scaffolding accidents, explosion accidents, electrocution accidents, exposure to toxic chemicals, or accidents from falling objects, equipment malfunction, assaults in the workplace or trench collapse accidents.
Workplace injuries can also be caused over time from certain work conditions rather than a single accident like a repetitive stress injury that you have suffered over a period of years, carpal tunnel syndrome or exposure constant loud to noise, exposure to toxins, radiation, or mold that can cause vision or hearing loss or other occupational diseases.
Why Hire a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?
Deciding to hire a lawyer once you have been injured at work could be the most important decision you make. Many injured workers don’t receive the compensation they deserve. Disputes may occur over whether you claim will be accepted, the medical treatment you receive, medical providers you see, and returning to work.
Many workers have experienced this process alone, and have been passed around to several different adjusters, ignored and denied benefits. An experienced workers’ compensation lawyer fighting by your side is most valuable. Having an attorney will allow you time to focus on getting better, as opposed to dealing with the forms, legal arguments and other paperwork required to obtain the benefits you deserve.
Contact the Law Firm of Hemmings & Stevens, PLLC
If you have questions about your workers’ comp claim, contact the North Carolina workers’ compensation lawyers at the law firm of Hemmings & Stevens, PLLC today. We offer free initial consultations and work on a contingent fee basis, which means there are no fees unless we make a recovery for you. You can call us at 919.277.0161 or contact us online. We maintain our office in Raleigh, but we accept workers’ compensation cases statewide.
This article regarding causes of workplace injuries and workers’ compensation claims is for informational purposes only and is not legal or medical advice. If you have been hurt on the job, you may need to seek the advice of a workers’ compensation lawyer at the law firm of Hemmings & Stevens, PLLC that has experience in these matters.