Work injuries can be as minor as a paper cut or as serious as a high level fall. A serious work injury won’t only limit your ability to work, but it can permanently disable and derail your plans for the future. While every employee hopes their employer will have their best interest at heart, and prioritize their safety and well-being, that isn’t always the case. Work injuries can occur at nearly every workplace, but they are especially common in construction spaces. Regardless of the industry you operate under, if you have been recently injured, we highly recommend getting in touch with a seasoned and empathetic personal injury attorney in Jackson, Mississippi today.
The Devastating Impact of Workplace Injuries
According to Injury Facts, “the top three leading causes of work-related injuries – overexertion and bodily reaction, slips, trips and falls, and contact with objects and equipment – account for more than 84% of all nonfatal injuries involving days away from work.” Besides those, other occupational injuries include, transportation incidents, violence and other injuries by persons or animals, and exposure to harmful substances or environments. Workplace injuries can have a tragic effect on the victim’s life for years to come. The physical toll compounded with the emotional trauma and financial difficulties can make it so that victims carry the burden of a moment in time throughout the rest of their lives.
Per Laborers’ Health & Safety Fund of North America, “although employers face a significant portion of injury costs, the largest piece is paid by employees and their families. Costly medical bills and treatment for chronic conditions can destroy savings and drag middle-class families into poverty.” Another issue that’s not often addressed in personal injury cases and specifically work injury matters, is the adverse physical effects the injuries have on the family members of the injured workers. A joint study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety, found that “family members of injured workers had 34 percent more fractures, sprains, joint dislocations and other musculoskeletal disorders in the three months following the occupational injury.” These injuries tend to occur when family members help the injured relative move around the house, or help out with chores the injured relative used to complete.
How Can a Personal Injury Attorney Help with Your Workplace Injury Claim
Personal injury attorneys are licensed and trained to help victims of personal injury navigate the most complicated of injury cases. They can help you prepare a unwavering case and a strong demand letter so that you can obtain the compensation you deserve and move on with your life. If you or someone you know has recently been injured on the job, we suggest reaching out to a personal injury attorney in Jackson, Mississippi at Ballard Law at (769) 572-5111.