Bridgeport Workplace Injury Lawyer
Workplace accidents are more dangerous than you may think. Depending on the incident, you may suffer anything from bruises to broken bones to paralysis to head trauma to amputation and even death.
Some workplace injuries heal quickly, within a few weeks, while others may be more severe and take months or even years to heal. You may be unable to work, which can affect your income. You may be unable to pay bills. That’s why getting workers’ compensation benefits should be your top priority.
No matter what industry you work in or how you were injured, you need someone on your side who will take your case seriously. A Bridgeport workplace injury lawyer from Morizio Law Firm, P.C. will fight for your legal rights. Contact our board-certified lawyer today and schedule a consultation.
Common Workplace Injuries
See how you can prevent these common injuries that occur at work:
- Slips, trips, and falls. These are a top reason for workers’ compensation claims. Slips, trips, and falls are caused by slipping on wet or icy floors, tripping over clutter or raised surfaces, and falling off ladders or roofs. By being aware of your surroundings, you can prevent these accidents from occurring.
- Muscle strain can be caused by overexertion and can lead to a loss of productivity as well as long-term pain. They are caused by improperly lifting items, repetitive work such as typing, jumping from level to level, lifting, pushing, carrying, and performing tasks on a factory line. Your employer should have trained you on how to properly perform tasks. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) also provides ergonomics training.
- Getting struck by objects or workers. Getting hit by a worker or object can lead to serious injuries such as broken bones and head trauma. Common causes include bumping into an object, being pushed into a hard surface, falling tools, machines with poor guards, heavy equipment tipovers, dropped loads, and excessive vibration. You can prevent these accidents by being aware of your surroundings, using personal protective equipment, and properly putting away hazards.
- Construction sites and factories often have tractors and other heavy equipment. Workers are at risk of getting involved in a crash. Falling from a vehicle and getting hit by objects falling from a vehicle can also cause serious injuries. To prevent serious injuries, always wear your seatbelt and follow proper precautions.
Contact Morizio Law Firm, P.C. Today
The workplace can cause you to suffer serious injuries. If you have been a victim of a workplace accident, make sure you get the compensation you deserve to pay for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.
Whether you have suffered a repetitive stress injury, illness, or injury from a workplace accident, Morizio Law Firm, P.C. is here to help. If you are disabled, we’ll help you get the most compensation possible. Schedule a free consultation with a Bridgeport workplace injury lawyer by calling our office at 475-338-3505.