Workplace Hazard Lawyer Chicago

Workplace Hazard Lawyer Chicago

Even if you spend eight hours a day behind a desk, there are workplace hazards that need to be considered. And if you engage in manual labor, such as construction work, the risk factors at work are that much more serious. Injuries on the job and work-related illnesses are all too common, and the losses you experience as a result can be immense. If this is the challenging situation you find yourself in, don’t wait to reach out to an experienced workplace hazard lawyer in Chicago for the professional legal guidance you’re looking for. 

Injuries Caused by Workplace Hazards Are More Common than You May Realize

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), all the following statistics apply to hazards in the workplace:

  • In 2019 alone, 229,410 workers were injured so badly that they required time off the job as a result of coming into contact with work equipment and other objects. 
  • There were 1,270 work-related deaths in 2019, and 24 percent of them involved motor vehicle crashes.
  • 27 percent of all the 888,220 nonfatal work-related injuries in 2019 were caused by slip and fall accidents. 
  • About 2.4 million workers in 2019 were injured so seriously on the job that they needed emergency treatment. 
  • The three primary causes of work-related injuries that are serious enough to require emergency care include contact with equipment and objects, overexertion, and slip and fall accidents.

Workplace hazards, in other words, are all too real. 

Your Insurance Coverage

If you are injured on the job as a result of a workplace hazard, your coverage will come from the workers’ compensation insurance provided by your employer. The idea behind this coverage is to ensure that employees are covered – without taking negligence into consideration. In return, you give up the right to sue your employer for the more robust compensation afforded by a personal injury case (that is based on negligence). While employers are required to purchase coverage for their employees, they avoid the risk of facing costly and time-consuming lawsuits.   

Your Covered Losses

If a workplace hazard does cause you to be injured on the job, you can seek compensation in both of the following categories (as applicable):

  • Your reasonable and necessary medical expenses 
  • Your lost earnings (at a specific percentage of your current income)

If your injuries are serious enough to keep you off the job for a considerable amount of time, workers’ compensation coverage can extend to either temporary or permanent disability benefits. 

Turn to an Experienced Workplace Hazard Lawyer in Chicago for the Help You Are Looking For

At Saks, Robinson & Rittenberg, Ltd., in Chicago, our trusted workplace hazard lawyers dedicate their practice to zealously advocating for the just compensation of clients like you. Your recovery is paramount, and we’re well prepared to help guide your claim toward its most advantageous outcome. For more information about what we can do for you, please do not wait to reach out and contact us 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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