Any job you choose will have its own set of risks, but some jobs have substantially more risk than other jobs. When it comes to construction zone workers, machinists, and other physically demanding occupations, employees work with heavy equipment that could be dangerous if operated improperly or negligently. Where dangerous equipment is involved, there’s the chance for traumatic injuries. If you’ve had a traumatic injury that resulted in intensive medical care, it’s time to call Brunton Law to ensure you’re getting the best advice when it comes to your workers’ compensation claim. We use the law to fight for you and pursue the compensation you're owed.
Common Causes of Traumatic Injuries
Traumatic injuries can occur for any reason. While they’re more common in workplaces where physical labor is being performed, a traumatic injury can happen anywhere. Additionally, there could be a range of reasons that an injury happens, common causes of traumatic injuries include:
• Slip & Fall Accidents
• Car Accidents
• Fallen Objects
• Electrical Lines
• Gas Lines
• Faulty Tools
• Faulty Machinery
• Workplace Negligence
What Qualifies as a Traumatic Injury?
A traumatic injury is typically one where a specific event causes physical damage that is so severe that it requires immediate medical attention. This means that a traumatic injury could include a range of scenarios such as:
• Brain Injuries
• Back Injuries
• Neck injuries
• Spinal Cord Injuries
• Vision /Hearing Loss
When to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim
If you’ve experienced a traumatic on-the-job injury and can’t work, you’re entitled to financial compensation. Traumatic injuries, many times, leave their victims disabled and unable to work for long periods of time or even forever. If that’s your situation, don’t wait around for the help that you need. Call Brunton Law Office now to schedule a complimentary consultation. We represent workers who have experienced traumatic injuries while on the job, and we file wrongful death suits for families that have lost family members to their occupations.
Based in Collinsville, IL, Brunton Law Offices serves the legal needs of Collinsville and the entire St. Louis Metropolitan Area.
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