Most Jefferson employers strive to ensure that workplace dangers are minimized and their workers are safe. However, it doesn’t matter how many safety precautions are taken. Some workers are always going to get hurt – either by accident, through their’ own fault or because of something the employer did or failed to do.
Even workplaces that seem very safe, like an office building, can present many dangers to workers. For example, office workers can develop serious back problems due to their sedentary working habits. They can also develop carpal tunnel syndrome from spending the entire day at the keyboard.
Then we have workplaces that are known to be very dangerous, like construction sites, which account for many workplace injuries related to workers falling, objects falling on workers, malfunctioning machinery and more.
Fortunately, no matter whose fault an injury was, if the injury happened while the worker was on-the-job, then he or she will have the ability to seek workers’ compensation benefits to pay for medical care and other costs associated with the injury.
That said, sometimes getting the full amount of benefits that a worker deserves can be a difficult process met with a lot of challenges. For example, an injured worker might have his workers’ compensation claim denied, or a worker might not be awarded the level of benefits that he or she has the right to receive.
At the Law Office of John W. Redmann, LLC, we represent injured workers and help them seek the maximum amount of workers’ compensation benefits they are entitled to. If you have been injured on the job, we are available to speak with you about you injuries, and advise you of the next steps you should take in your workers’ compensation claims.