The loss of life due to an unforseen circumstance or accident, such as a traffic accident or fall.
A common injury attributed to work related tasks or accidents in the workplace.
These accidents often cause serious injuries like broken bones and amputations. They can be attributed to many reasons including poor training, improper or insufficient protective equipment, and lack of supervision.
Electrical accidents can occur for a number of reasons including worn or damaged wiring, faulty machinery, not having ground-fault protection, or contact with power lines.
According to OSHA, the most common cause of shock-related injuries that do not lead to death are electrical burns.
Slips, trips, and falls are the most common hazard in the workplace. They can cause a wide range of injuries from bruises and muscle injuries to broken bones.
Common types of burns in the workplace are thermal (heat), chemical, and electrical, which can all be life threatening. They can be caused by fire, steam, spills from hot liquids, or handling hot objects.
Brain injuries can be caused by blunt force trauma, accidents to the head, or falls. These injuries are often serious and may require lengthy hospitalization and rehabilitation.
Roofers face many hazards every day which is why they have one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. They are at risk for injuries like broken legs and ankles, and fractures of the hip, pelvis, and even skulls. Falls are a common reason for death among construction workers.
Most common types of eye injuries are due to chemical exposure, which cause irritation or burns, and strikes or scrapes from dust, cement, or metal slivers.
Wearing proper safety equipment, like eye glasses, can help to prevent these accidents.
The Labor Compensation System was established in order to guarantee medical care to workers involved in accidents not caused by them. Previously, you were required to file a legal claim for injuries suffered on the job against employers (usually a negligence tort). These lawsuits caused numerous problems for workers and could leave employers with great costs.
The Worker’s Compensation Bargain Settlement allows injured workers to receive medical care, time-loss pay, and also places limits on the costs employers incur.
Accidents at work happen more frequently than people imagine. The survey taken by the U.S. Bureau of Statistics for the Department of Labor indicates that in 2002, there were more than 4.7 million reports of minor injury claims.
This means that for every 100 full-time workers, 5.3 cases of minor injury were reported.
According to the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) the five most common types of workplace injuries include:
– slips, trips, and falls.– overexertion and muscle strains.-being struck by workers, equipment, or falling objects.– crashes or collisions.– exposure to harmful substances or environments.
If you have suffered from any of these accidents, you may have the right to compensation.
Workers’ compensation could include medical care, income replacement, and other costs associated with the accident market. In Illinois there are six kinds of Workers’ Compensation benefits available:
*Medical Expense Benefit*Total or Temporary Disability (TTD)*Temporary Partial Disability (TPD)*Permanent Partial Disability (PPD)*Total Permanent Disability (PTD)*Death Benefits
Filing a Workers’ Compensation claim can be a very long and challenging process. We have the knowledge and skills to get it done quickly. Let us help you get the benefits you deserve.