For many people who work in high-risk environments, workplace injury is a fact of life. Unfortunately, most injured workers end up getting far less than they deserve from insurance companies after they have suffered an injury in the course of their work. In some cases, however, you may be able to work with a personal injury lawyer to get the financial compensation you rightfully deserve for your work-related injury. If you have suffered one or more of the following injuries at work, contact an injury lawyer today to file your workers’ compensation claim:
1. Back Injury – Whether you are suffering from broken or fractured vertebrae, disc degeneration, or some other type of back injury, chances are you have grounds to file a worker’s compensation claim. While individuals whose work involves heavy lifting are more susceptible to back injuries, workers who have sedentary jobs are also at risk of experiencing back pain due to poorly designed workstations.
2. Knee Injury – Knee injuries can extremely painful and can seriously debilitate you throughout your life. Normal activities like walking and exercising become unbearably painful, thus decreasing your quality of life and compromising your health. Workers are vulnerable to several knee injuries, including damaged MCLs or PCLs. If you have suffered a knee injury at work, contact a personal injury attorney today.
3. Brain Injury – In addition to physical injuries like dislocated shoulders or torn MCLs, workers can also file workers' compensation for brain injuries. If you are a truck driver, for example, and have suffered whiplash in an accident, this may be grounds for compensation. Brain injuries can have significant consequences on your quality of life and overall earning potential, so contact a lawyer today to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
Filing for workers' compensation can be a drawn-out process that involves resistance from insurance companies. For this reason, it is imperative to have a professional injury attorney on your team that will fight for your interests. To learn more about workers' compensation claims, call Malman Law at (312) 983-6193. Since 1994, Malman Law has been committed to protecting the rights of the injured in the Chicago area.