Workers’ Compensation Law
If you have been injured on the job, it can change your life and the lives of your family members long after the accident happened. An injury can have a profound impact on you physically, financially, and emotionally. You may suffer life-altering injuries that can change the path to your future. You may experience lost wages or become permanently disabled. You may have to pursue medical treatment for years to come.
Whether a work injury is minor or disabling, you have a right to Workers’ Compensation while you recover. You have a right to medical care, compensation for current and future lost wages, and other appropriate expenses. And if a third party was involved in your injury, you may be able to receive compensation beyond Workers’ Compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit against that party.
Types of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses
Depending on the industry, there are a wide range of injuries that can happen on the job. Although many work injuries occur on construction sites, an injury can happen anywhere – including in an office environment. The following are a few of the most common workplace injuries:
- Caught-in and caught-between – This occurs when someone is struck by or trapped by heavy equipment or becomes entangled in machinery.
- Falling from a height – Serious injuries can be caused by a fall from a roof, ladder, or stairway. A fall can be caused by a slip due to hazardous conditions, by faulty equipment, or by a failure to provide fall protection.
- Falling objects – Major injuries – including head injuries – can be caused when objects are dropped by another person or fall from shelving.
- Occupational Illness or Disease – Exposure to asbestos and/or other airborne toxins can cause an occupational illness or disease.
- Overexertion injuries – These injuries can be caused by lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying, holding, and throwing.
- Repetitive motion injuries – This may include muscle and tendon strain, carpal tunnel syndrome, vision problems, and more.
- Slipping or tripping – This type of a fall can occur because of a wet or slippery floor, or a debris-filled environment.
- Vehicle accidents – If driving is part of your job, you could be injured in a motor vehicle accident. Or, you could be injured as a pedestrian on a work site.
- Violent acts – Workplace tension can lead to violence and serious injury.
Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim
When you suffer an injury on the job, you must follow very specific rules and strict time limitations to submit your claim. You must report your injury to your employer as soon as possible and seek medical care immediately. Failure to comply with certain procedures could result in a denial of your claim.
Why Hire a Lawyer
A qualified work injury attorney can help to guide you through the sometimes frustrating an often confusing process of obtaining the Workers’ Compensation you are entitled to. An attorney with experience in this practice area can make sure you do everything right so that you can maximize your benefits.
Why You Need Jacobs & Crumplar, P.A.
Our legal team puts more than 100 years of combined experience at your disposal. We know the ins and outs of the Workers’ Compensation system, and we can make sure you will get what you need and deserve. We bring courage, compassion, and commitment to your cause, and we deliver it with focused personal attention.
Wilmington Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at Jacobs & Crumplar, P.A. Will Fight for Your Rights
If you have suffered an injury on the job, we can help. Our experienced Wilmington Workers’ Compensation lawyers will evaluate your claim free of charge and help to guide you through the entire process. We will work tirelessly to win the financial compensation you need now and for the future. To arrange a consultation, call the Wilmington Workers’ Compensation lawyers at Jacobs & Crumplar, P.A. today at 302-656-5445, or contact us online. From our offices in Wilmington and Georgetown, we represent clients in Dover and throughout New Castle County, Sussex County, and Kent County.