Catastrophic workplace injuries

by Tim O’Hare

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Almost any job has the potential for serious injury, especially if an employer has been negligent in keeping up with industry and government safety standards. Work-related injuries can be minor, but they can also be catastrophic, resulting in permanent disability or death. When an individual is injured on-the-job, he or she can be subjected to a heavy financial burden with hospital and other medical bills as well as lost wages from work.

Workplace injuries can be the result of fires and explosions, exposure to toxic chemicals and environmental hazards, work-related traffic accidents, slips and falls, electrocutions, machinery-related accidents, trauma from contact with heavy objects and other accidents. On-the-job injuries could be as minor as an aching back and as serious as traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries.

Even in minor cases, if you have suffered illness or injury at work, you may be entitled to substantial money damages. Monetary damages you may be able to recover include any medical expenses you incurred as a result of the workplace injury, including doctor and hospital bills, medications, therapy and other related medical expenses as well as expected future medical expenses. You may also be entitled to receive payment for pain and suffering, mental and emotional anguish, lost wages and benefits, future earning and diminishment of enjoyment of life due to your injury. Spouses of the injured may also be entitled to collect damages for the loss of pleasure or companionship.

In cases where a workplace injury was the result of gross negligence on the part of another individual or entity, such as an employer or manufacturer, you may be able to collect punitive damages to punish the wrongdoer and to prevent the misconduct from being repeated in the future.

A professional who will take extreme care with the case should handle personal injury suits for workplace injuries. There are many details and intricacies with work-related injury cases. If you have been injured while working, you need an experienced and aggressive personal injury lawyer who understands the laws regarding workplace injuries and workers compensation and will work to ensure you receive everything you are entitled to.

The United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) releases weekly reports of work-related injuries and deaths in the U.S. Some recent incidents include a catastrophic injuries and deaths due to explosions, collisions, heat stress, electrical burns and more. A quick glance at one of these weekly reports is a sobering reminder that anything can happen on the job. When something does happen, you want to have the best legal representation possible.

The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare has represented clients against employers, manufacturers and other defendants who have caused workplace injuries, and we successfully handled numerous cases. We know which medical experts and occupational experts you will need and our personal injury attorneys will stick with your case no matter how long it takes to come to a successful resolution.

If you have suffered an injury while on-the-job, contact the experienced legal team at The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare. We will help you receive all due compensation for your injury or loss.

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