Workers in Certain Industries are at an Increased Risk of Workplace Injury
Workers in every type of industry throughout Kansas and the United States as a whole have the potential to be injured at work. However, statistically speaking, industrial workers in certain areas of labor are at a greater risk of injury than others. At Neustrom & Associates, we provide qualified legal representation to industrial workers who are harmed while on the job. If you have been hurt at work, call our law offices today to learn more about the benefits that may be available to you.
Most Dangerous Industries
Workers who are employed in occupations that use large equipment or machinery, or focus on manufacturing, historically have a greater risk of being involved in a workplace accident. But it is not just construction and manufacturing jobs that are especially concerning; other high-risk occupations and industries include animal production, nursing and residential care, couriers and messengers, wood product manufacturing, and air transportation.
Accidents within these injuries often involve slip and falls, chemical exposure, chemical burns, being caught in machinery, falling objects, overexertion injuries, and more. Causes of accidents range from unsafe workplaces to defective equipment to improper workplace conduct and more.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits Available After an Industrial Accident
If you have been harmed in an industrial accident, you are likely eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits; nearly all employers in Kansas are required to carry this insurance type. Types of benefits that are available in a workers’ compensation claim include:
- Medical benefits. You are entitled to compensation for the full costs of your necessary and reasonable medical expenses. The amount of medical benefits you may be able to receive is uncapped.
- Disability benefits. Also called lost wages benefits, disability benefits help to account for a percentage of a worker’s lost wages when an injury prevents him or her from returning to work. There are different types of disability benefits available depending upon the extent of impairment.
- Death benefits. In the event that an industrial accident results in death, family members are entitled to death benefits.
Keep in mind that in addition to the benefit types listed above, you also have the right to not be retaliated against if you are injured on the job or file a workers’ compensation claim, which means that your employer cannot fire you or otherwise take action against you.
Why You Should Work with an Industrial Accidents Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Industrial workers may suffer serious injuries when they are harmed on the job, leading to long-term wage loss and the need for ongoing medical care. If this sounds similar to your experience, you may have a complicated workers’ compensation claim that is best navigated with the assistance of a skilled attorney.
At the law office of Neustrom & Associates, our lawyers can handle all elements of your workers’ compensation claim, including reviewing a settlement and representing you during negotiations. To schedule your free consultation with our law offices, please call us today or send us a message at your convenience. Our lawyers are here to serve you.