Some workplaces are more inherently dangerous than others, but workers should be reasonably free of hazards to health and human safety when they go to their places of employment. In many cases, work injuries could have been avoided if the employer had provided some safety measures to help ensure that employees can do their jobs without becoming hurt. However, all too many employers value their bottom line more than worker safety, and in these instances, employer negligence can lead to severe injury or even death for some of their employees. If you were hurt on the job and want to discuss your legal options with a work injury lawyer in Independence, the attorneys at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. are available to help you get informed.
Although the term “work injury” might bring to mind images of construction site mishaps, the truth is that there are hazards in any type of workplace. For example, office or clerical workers who spend a lot of their time working on computers, typing and clicking a mouse for a good portion of the day, repetitive motion injuries are common. These injuries develop over time due to the repetitive motion involved in typing and mousing, and although they are not instantaneous injuries (as some catastrophic injuries might be), they are no less painful and debilitating and could keep an employee out of work.
One thing some employers do to ward off repetitive stress injuries like these is to provide ergonomic equipment after an ergonomic evaluation of an employee. If a worker is determined to need a wrist rest or an ergonomic keyboard in order to safely perform their job duties, then an employer can order one and provide it to the employee for use during work hours. Unfortunately, many employers would rather save a few bucks by providing cheap equipment that harms employees. These employers may be held liable for their employees’ injuries in court.
If your employer is found negligent with regard to your injuries, they can be held liable for the damages resulting from that negligence. For example, if they failed to provide safety equipment to you as required under OSHA and you were harmed because of this failure, they can be held responsible and compelled to pay you financial compensation for your pain and suffering.
No one should have to suffer from being hurt at work. If you need a work injury lawyer in Independence, the work injury attorneys at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. can help you file a claim in court. As an injured worker, you have rights and you deserve the chance to be awarded financial compensation for your pain and suffering. We work on a fee-contingency basis, meaning you do not pay us a fee until we have successfully settled or won your case for you. We want to help you turn a bad day into a brighter future, and we will fight to get you every dime you deserve as an injured worker. Contact us today for a free consultation.
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