Workers' Compensation Accidents
Types of Accidents That Can Occur in the Workplace
No matter what your occupation is, workplace accidents are always a possibility. Some professions are naturally more dangerous than others, such as construction and oil drilling, but accidents and work-related injuries can occur anywhere.
Even employees who work at a desk or any other sedentary position can suffer from ergonomic injuries and repetitive strain injuries, such as carpal tunnel, tendonitis, and herniated disks. Other injuries are usually the result of negligence or recklessness on the part of another worker or the employer.
Common Workplace Accidents / Injuries
- Slip / Trip & Fall Accidents
- Back Injuries / Neck Injuries
- Asbestos Exposure
- Broken Bones
- Soft Tissue Injuries
Slip and fall accidents are quite common in workplaces where spills or trip hazards can arise. These accidents can result in catastrophic injuries such as spinal cord damage or Traumatic Brain Injury. Defective products can also cause injury due to a malfunction, resulting in cuts, burns, broken bones, or crushing injuries.
An employee could also be the victim of a fire or chemical spill that causes them to suffer severe burns or respiratory problems due to inhalation. Act immediately if you have suffered injury due to any such workplace accident. If your injury is severe, get emergency care following the guidelines provided by your employer. Then contact a Reno workers' compensation lawyer to discuss filing a claim.
Shook & Stone - Quality Legal Representation
At Shook & Stone, we have successfully recovered more than $100 million in settlements and verdicts since 1997. With our help, you could obtain the maximum amount of compensation for your workplace injury. Workers' compensation is a complex process that requires the guidance and representation of a skilled attorney, so call our offices today or complete our online evaluation form to get started. We would love to review your case at no cost to you and help you make an educated decision regarding your legal action.