Our society is literally built upon the efforts of skilled workers. The hard work of men and woman is necessary to aid in the construction of our factories, efficiently build our roads, and keep the wheels of our economy moving forward.
Although these jobs are necessary, they can often times be dangerous as well. It is common for workers to be injured on the job, sometimes purely by accident, other times due to negligence on the part of the employer. Injuries and illnesses that are obtained on the job can put hard working people out of work for days, months and even for the rest of their life.
It is important that workers know their rights and what they are legally financially entitled to under the law. There are many expenses involved with being injured on the job and many of them can be long-term and cause a hardship on the worker and their family.
Prevalence Of Work Injuries
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2011 there were over 3 million work related illnesses or injuries in the private sector. The majority of these were injuries at 2.8 million. The public sector, making up about 18.5 million workers also had over 800,000 illness or injuries reported. With almost 4 million total of these non-fatal incidences happening each year in the U.S., this means that almost 4 out 100 workers will be injured each year. On top of the injuries and illnesses, there were also 4,609 work fatalities in 2011.
Work injuries can happen at any type of business, but of course certain jobs are more dangerous than others. Some of the highest rates of injuries are jobs in the physical labor trades such as construction, manufacturing, transportation and agriculture. Whenever a job involves heavy equipment, lifting, driving or working with chemicals, there seems to be a higher incidence of injuries and illnesses. Common types of injuries are:
- Muscle strains and sprains
- Bruises and contusions
- Fractured bones
- Multiple injuries
- Crushing injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
Seeking Legal Advice For Your Work Injury
When workers are injured in the course of their employment, the injuries impact both the individual and his or her family. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers remains committed to seeing that every work-injury case is fully investigated and that all parties responsible for the injury are pursued.
Among the Illinois work injury cases that Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers handles include:
- Workers Compensation
- Scaffolding Accidents
- Industrial Accidents
- Chemical Exposure
- Jones Act / Maritime Accidents
- Railroad Injuries (FELA)
- Construction Accidents
- Forklift Accidents
- Road Repair Accidents
If you are a union worker, skilled trades-person, or just a hard-working person trying to make a living and suffered a serious injury on the job, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers is committed to maximizing the value of your case in the most expeditious manner possible. We have a team of experts that will investigate the individual circumstances surrounding your injury case and will do the research needed to prove your claim.
Chicago, Illinois Work Accident Attorneys
We would consider it our honor to work on your case and look forward to meeting with you in person, either at our offices or even at the hospital or your home if necessary. As with all of our injury cases, we offer a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney for anyone who has been injured in a work-related incident. We will confidentially discuss your situation and go over possible outcomes so you are aware of what to expect. There is no payment up front and we only are paid once damages are awarded or a settlement is reached.