Protecting Injured Workers in Missouri and Kansas
Employers are supposed to maintain safe working environments. If you are injured on the job, workers' compensation provides medical benefits and a percentage of your lost wages. However, some workplace accidents are not the fault of employers, but of negligent third parties. In these cases, we may be able to collect additional damages.
For experienced work injury representation, come to Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. Our lawyers have handled workers' compensation claims for decades. We can help you with your workers' compensation and third-party claims. We have considerable experience with personal injury cases, including those involving defective products and equipment. Please call our office at 816-892-4675 to schedule an appointment with our Kansas City work injury attorneys.
Causes of Workplace Accidents
Some workplace accidents and injuries are the results of inadequate safety precautions and equipment. This exposes workers to dangers such as: falls, repetitive stress/motions, toxins and hazardous materials, and risk of electrocution.
Other work accidents occur because of the environment or people around you. For example, delivery people may be hurt in vehicle accidents, by dog bites or slip-and-fall accidents on someone's property. On construction sites, contractors and other employers sometimes have inadequate training that leads to accidents.
Defective products, machinery, tools and equipment also cause many accidents. In these instances, a third party, such as the equipment manufacturer, may be liable.
Some common types of on-the-job injuries and illnesses include:
- Brain injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Neck and back pain
- Repetitive stress injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome
- Inhalation diseases and occupational diseases
- Electric shock and burns
- Loss of sight or hearing
For a free consultation to discuss your work injury, please call 816-892-4675 or contact us online.