In the workforce, people should expect that their jobs are safe and that they should not have to worry about possibly sustaining an injury. You expect that that you will receive the proper gear to ensure you’re able to do your job duties in a safe and efficient manner.
While there are many work sites that are perfectly safe, some other industries present the potential for negligence in a number of forms. This increases the possibility of a workplace accident in which one, or multiple, employees can sustain an injury.
There are some types of workplaces that are more susceptible to accidents and injuries than others. Recognizing whether or not you’re in this segment is important, especially when it comes to staying safe or knowing how to protect your rights if you are hurt.
For many workers, repeating the same motion over and over again, or lifting heavy objects, can result in serious stains in the back, neck, and other parts of the body. Having the right equipment can be helpful, as can asking for help when lifting heavy objects. However, these protocols are not always in place and workers can be seriously hurt when they don’t have assistance.
These types of problems are common on construction sites in which individuals use various tools high above the ground. The people below are at serious risk of injury. For these situations, tools and other materials should be properly secured on high work areas. Those on the ground should ensure they have safety equipment—including hard hats—to prevent any serious injuries.
Slip and Fall Injuries
In many work areas, there is the potential for unsecured wiring and liquids to populate the ground, presenting the possibility of a slipping hazard. When there are no warnings regarding these hazards, it can result in workers and guests sustaining serious injuries.
Slip and falls are common in causing significant and traumatic brain injuries, as well as spinal cord damage. These are some of the most catastrophic injuries that may be sustained because of the long-term impact they present to the injured individual.
Head and Spinal Cord Injuries
Any time a head or spinal cord injury occurs, it can be difficult to endure. They are often life-changing, impacting the individual’s ability to enjoy some of the things they once did. Head injuries can cause cognitive and motor function, as well as impact speech, awareness, and reaction.
When a worker sustains a spinal cord injury, they may be unable to work again due to the significant damage they sustain. Some spinal cord injuries can result in damage to the individual’s discs, while others can result in complete paralysis.
At Kolker Law Firm, we know how serious work injuries can be. We also know the long-term impact that individuals may experience, including multiple medical procedures, rehabilitation, pain and suffering, and potential lost income from being unable to work in the future.
When these work injuries are the result of someone else’s negligence, you have rights to pursue legal action against the responsible party. You are already enduring the physical, emotional, and financial hardships associated with the injury—let us handle the legal matters.
Our Missouri industrial injury lawyers work hard to guide you through the complex matters and aim to help you pursue the compensation you deserve. Trust that we’re ready to stand in your corner and help you obtain justice for the damages you have sustained.
Call our legal team today at (314) 684-8285 to speak with a legal team dedicated to your best interests. We’re in your corner from start to finish.