Employees are entitled to receive workers' compensation benefits if they suffer an injury resulting from and in the course and exercise of their duties in the workplace. The injury must occur while the employee is performing or performing his or her normal, assigned, and job-related functions that are performed for the benefit of the company.
The following are the most common types of cases, however there are other situations, circumstances, and injuries that occur on the job.
Loss of Part of the Body Due to a Machinery Accident.
When working with machinery, employees must be well trained and correctly use the equipment in order to minimize the risk to their health and protect the well-being of others.
Unfortunately machine accidents occur for many reasons that are sometimes beyond the control of the worker. Machines may fail or may have faulty parts. Other reasons include inadequate training, lack of supervision, or worker fatigue from working long hours without adequate breaks. Machinery accidents often result in serious or permanent injury. One of the most common injuries is the loss of a part of the body. Unfortunately, victims tragically lose fingers, hands, or arms. Other injuries include head injuries, hearing or vision loss, burns or scars, and sometimes even death.
Accident While Working.
No matter where you work, virtually all places of employment are dangerous to some degree. It is the employer's responsibility to protect employees from foreseeable accidents by maintaining proper maintenance of the facilities where the work is to be performed, and posting warning signs of a potential hazard. Sometimes accidents happen when there is a lack of training or proper supervision.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Repetitive movement, such as typing or operating machinery, can often cause carpal tunnel syndrome, a painful condition in which the tendons and ligaments in the wrist become inflamed. If you have developed carpal tunnel syndrome, you may experience numbness, burning, or tingling sensations in your fingers, wrist, or hands. With this syndrome, it is difficult to hold objects or to clench your fist, which may make it impossible to fully perform your normal duties related to assigned work.
Neck, Back and Head Injury
If you have been the victim of an accident that caused paralysis or injury to your back or spine, we can help you. You may be entitled to workers' compensation compensation for an accident sustained on the job visit here https://carsforyourhelp.com/workers-comp-settlement-for-back-injury/
If you have suffered any of these or any other type of injury as a result of unsafe conditions at work or any act of negligence on the part of your employer, contact the Workers' Compensation Lawyer for Work-Related Accident at OR 'Connor Law, to obtain a free legal consultation.
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