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Chicago Workplace Hazard Injury Attorney

Chicago Workplace Hazard Injury Attorney

Unfortunately, accidents on the job happen all too often, and all too often, they are exceptionally dangerous. If a workplace hazard leaves you injured, the physical and financial losses you experience can be overwhelming. The best course of action – if this is the difficult situation you face – is consulting with an experienced Chicago workplace hazard injury attorney for the help you need. 

Workplace Hazard Statistics

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shares a variety of important statistics related to workplace hazards, including:

  • Of the 888,220 nonfatal work injuries that led to days off the job in 2019, 27 percent were caused by slips, trips, and falls
  • In 2019, 229,410 injuries caused by coming into contact with equipment and objects were so serious that the accident victims needed time off from work. 
  • 24 percent of all the work-related deaths in 2019 (1,270) involved motor vehicle accidents.
  • In 2019, about 2.4 million workers were injured so badly on the job that they required treatment in emergency rooms. This translates to about 156 workers per 10,000 full-time employees that year. 
  • The top three causes of injuries sustained on the job and requiring care in the emergency room involve coming into contact with equipment and objects, physically overexerting oneself, and falling (or slipping and tripping without falling). 

The risk of being injured on the job is very real. 

Workers’ Compensation

If you are injured on the job, you will turn to workers’ compensation for the coverage you need. Your employer is required to carry workers’ compensation insurance for all the company’s employees. Workers’ compensation is intended to help ensure that employees are covered for specific accident-related injuries (and job-related illnesses) and that employers do not face an onslaught of accident-related lawsuits in the process. As such, negligence is not an issue. If you are injured on the job, you are generally covered for specific losses, and the claims process is intended to be fairly straightforward. Those losses you can seek compensation for include:

  • Your expenses for necessary medical care
  • A specific percentage of your current wages

Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

While you are likely covered if you are injured on the job, obtaining just compensation that covers your losses fairly can be challenging. The workers’ compensation insurance company is a business that is interested in protecting its bottom line and will do what it can to keep your settlement as low as possible. Working closely with an experienced Chicago workplace hazard injury attorney is in the best interest of your claim and your recovery. 

An Experienced Chicago Workplace Hazard Injury Attorney Can Help

The very capable Chicago workplace hazard injury attorneys at Saks, Robinson & Rittenberg, Ltd., have a wealth of experience successfully guiding claims like yours toward advantageous outcomes. Our seasoned legal team cares about your claim and is on your side, so please do not hesitate to contact us to learn more about what we can do to help you today.

If you have been injured in a personal injury or work-related accident, do not hesitate to contact our office at (312) 332-5400

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