Experienced attorney explains on-the-job accidents and the compensation available
When an on-the-job accident happens, the injured worker is concerned about getting well and also about making ends meet. It is natural to have questions and concerns when filing a case for workers’ compensation benefits. The Law Office of Scott A. Schwartz has experience helping injured workers get back on their feet financially and emotionally. We are skilled in making claims for benefits and helping you get the medical treatment you need to heal your injuries. We are experienced in all types of cases and have seen all kinds of injuries. No type of injury from an on-the-job accident should go untreated.
What injuries can I be compensated for?
An on-the-job accident can happen in many ways, take many shapes and leave you with numerous questions. You may be hurt from a single accident, or you may have developed an injury over time. On-the-job injuries can be catastrophic, such as a spinal cord injury from a car wreck, or less severe, like a pulled muscle or strain from packing merchandise. No matter the type of injury you have suffered, it is important to get medical treatment so you can return to work and earn an income. While there is no complete list of possible workplace injuries, there are common injuries that happen on the job for which you deserve treatment and proper compensation. Contact the Law Office of Scott A. Schwartz if you are unsure whether your claim constitutes an on-the-job injury covered by the workers’ compensation system. Common injuries from on-the-job accidents include:
- Burns, scars and disfigurement
- Leg, knee and ankle injuries
- Nerve, muscle and tissue damage
- Repetitive stress injury and carpal tunnel syndrome
- Hand, wrist, elbow and arm injuries
- Amputation/loss of limb
- Head trauma and brain injury
- Back and neck injury
- Spinal cord injury and paralysis
- Blindness, vision loss and hearing loss
- Mental stress and impairment
- Heart attacks and strokes on the job
We have wide-ranging experience assisting people who are hurt on the job. Whether you were hurt from a repetitive action such as keystrokes while typing, in a vehicle accident while working, or had a heart attack on the job, we know how to help.
Are on-the-job deaths compensable?
If your loved one dies from injuries on the job, compensation may be payable to the employee’s spouse, children or other dependents. The total dollar amount of death benefits varies, depending on the number of dependents and partial dependents of the deceased worker. The benefits available include burial expenses.