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.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), all the following statistics apply to hazards in the workplace:
Workplace hazards, in other words, are all too real.
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.
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):
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.
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.