Most people make one of two mistakes when they think of a personal injury attorney. One, that personal injury lawyers are only useful for car accidents or hospitalization. This is not true. Second, that obtaining a personal injury attorney would either hurt their case or cause issues with their employer. That is also not true. Particularly in regards to the second mistake, it is imperative that you have representation by an expert before you begin negotiating any workers compensation settlement or lawsuit. No one will have your best interests at heart except for your attorney because they are solely there to represent you and your position. Below we have included some examples of workplace accidents or injuries you might overlook:
Straining or spraining yourself
Overexertion of yourself is a simple and common way to hurt yourself. If this occurs on the job and often enough as a result of your employment you will want to consult with an attorney to make sure you are being compensated fairly. This could be the result of too much strenuous movement.
While this may seem obvious, dealing with the consequences of these types of injuries is not. There are degrees that you can lose function or ability with these types of injuries and it’s important you speak with someone to help you determine what may be available to you. This can be caused by constant exposure to loud noises or bright lights without proper PPE (personal protective equipment).
Often we are told to simply “brush off” after a slip, fall, or scrape. However, depending on the workplace and it’s cleanliness or proximity to caustic substances we may be in more danger than we even know. Addressing infections or sicknesses that arise from improper handling of scrapes or bruises is important and you may be able to receive compensation from your insurance or company.
Overall, there are multitudes of things that constitute an injury. What you should be asking yourself is whether or not you are due compensation for your medical bills, treatment, or damages sustained in the process. The best way to ensure you are not missing out on due compensation is to speak with a personal injury lawyer about your conditions. Otherwise, you very well may be leaving money that is rightfully yours on the table – something that should never happen.