Types of Work Related Injuries
Injured? Hire a Skilled Albuquerque Workers’ Compensation Attorney
While most people go to work day in and day out without a hitch, accidents
can sometimes happen in the workplace that leave employees injured and
unable to work. Accidents can happen anywhere, though some occupations
such as construction and industrial work have a higher risk of injury
than others. Even seemingly harmless tasks such as filing papers can lead
to long-term debilitating effects. Fortunately, if you should ever be
injured on the job in Albuquerque, you may be entitled to recover compensation
by filing a
workers’ compensation claim with the help of Michael J. Doyle, Attorney at Law.
Countless clients have trusted us to handle their cases for the following reasons:
- More than 10 years of dedicated legal experience
- Personalized, one-on-one attention
- Constant communication, even on nights and weekends
- Free initial consultations
Take the first step towards filing a claim by calling our office today
at (505) 219-2176.
Common On-The-Job Injuries
Despite widespread safety protocols established and enforced by the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), nearly three million Americans
were injured on the job in 2014 alone. Since nearly anyone can be injured
on the job, it is important to be aware of the types of injuries that
can occur and take extra precautions.
The following injuries can all occur in the workplace:
Slip and falls: Wet or slippery surfaces such as snow-covered ground or restaurant kitchen
floors can cause employees to slip, causing a wide range of injuries.
Broken bones, spinal cord damage, and head injuries can all result from
a slip and fall accident.
Overexertion: Employees who are required to lift or carry heavy objects are at risk for
overexertion injuries such as muscle strains and herniated disks. Working
under intense heat can also expose workers to the possibility of heat
stroke and severe dehydration.
Repetitive motion injuries: Occupations that require employees to engage in the same motion over and
over can develop painful repetitive stress disorders such as carpal tunnel
syndrome. These types of injuries can affect the wrists, back, and neck,
oftentimes requiring surgery to be corrected.
Occupational diseases: Employees that are exposed to harmful substances such as asbestos, coal
dust, or irritating chemicals can develop debilitating diseases over time.
Lead poisoning, rare cancers, radiation sickness, occupational asthma,
and loss of sensory function can all result.
Car accidents: Commercial drivers or other workers that are required to frequently travel
can be injured in car accidents caused by other drivers.
If you have been afflicted with any of the above injuries or illnesses,
our firm’s attorneys can walk you through the process of filing
a workers’ compensation claim and fight to recover the benefits
you deserve on your behalf. No claim is too big or too small for us to
handle, and we are prepared to do everything within our power to protect
No Recovery, No Fee
The last thing an injured worker needs is to be faced with expensive medical
bills and legal fees for seeking their deserved compensation. Our Albuquerque
workers’ compensation attorneys understand your struggles, and we
are proud to offer our hard-hitting advocacy on a contingency basis. In
if we are not successful, we work for free. With our zealous representation and unparalleled dedication to preserving
your wellbeing, we can help you get through this difficult time as smoothly
as possible and get you back on your feet.
You have nothing to lose –
contact us online today to get started.