Many workers are injured due to their employers being negligent in their duties. Among the duties an employer owes to their employees are adequate training to safely perform their jobs and the necessary equipment to protect them against the hazards of their work. In some cases, a personal injury law firm may be able to determine whether or not you have a claim against a company that failed in its duties to you. Sometimes, the injuries may be very severe. Some of the common industrial injuries include:
- Slip and fall injuries
- Foot injures from being run over by equipment
- Laceration injuries
- Musculoskeletal injuries, such as permanent damage to the back
- Head injuries from inadequate head protection
- Hearing damage and loss
The causes of all of these injuries can be dealt with quite effectively with proper safety equipment and ergonomic workspaces. However, there are some companies that not only fail to provide either, but who also fail to train their employees about the hazards they face in the course of their jobs. This training is imperative to some jobs and improperly or inadequately trained personnel are a hazard in and of themselves.
If you have a case, you may be able to consult with a personal injury attorney for no cost at all. These free consultations are usually a part of a contingency agreement. The attorney working with you under such an agreement will charge you no upfront fees for their services. If you win your claim, they will deduct their pay from the amount awarded. You may win out of court, via a settlement, or by going before a jury and having your case argued successfully by an attorney. There is no guarantee that any lawsuit will win, however.
If you’ve lost a loved one due to a workplace injury, you may want to call a wrongful death attorney. A breech of duty on the part of an employer can lead to death, in some cases. Some industries are particularly dangerous and it is up to the employer to take every reasonable measure to protect their workers from injury and death. When they fail to do so and when good people are put in danger just to fatten the profit margins of their employers, it is sometimes possible to seek a legal remedy and financial compensation.