Milwaukee On-the-job Injury Lawyers
If you have been hurt in a work accident in Wisconsin, our Milwaukee on-the-job injury lawyers can help you claim the workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to. We at Hickey & Turim, SC help workers in every field, not just those commonly understood to be dangerous.
No matter which industry you work in, there are hazards that can lead to serious injuries. Below, we’ll discuss some of the most common on-the-job injuries suffered by workers in Wisconsin and throughout the United States.
Slip-and-Fall and Trip-and-Fall Accidents
These injuries can occur in any work setting, from offices to restaurants to construction sites. Unmarked wet floors and boxes/objects left on floors are common causes, as are uneven walking surfaces, loose rugs, and poorly lit areas such as stairwells.
Strained Muscles And Repetitive Stress Injuries
Any job that involves lifting heavy items (or even moderately heavy items) is associated with muscle strains. Injuries to back and neck muscles are the most common. Delivery drivers, nurses and other caregivers, warehouse workers, factory employees and retail stockers are just a few examples of the workers who struggle with these injuries.
Repetitive stress injuries can impact the types of workers listed above, but they also frequently impact those who work in office environments. Typing all day long can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome, which is just one type of repetitive stress injury.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
If you are a commercial driver or otherwise drive while on the clock, you are among the many workers at risk of a work-related auto accident. Cars and trucks are not the only vehicles included in this category. Forklifts, buses and other vehicles are also included.
Walking Into Objects or Being Struck by Falling Objects
Falling tools and equipment are major hazards on construction sites. Similar hazards in other industries include being struck by falling stacks of boxes (warehouse workers) or items falling off of a shelf (many types of work settings). It is also unfortunately common for workers to injure themselves bumping into a stationary object, including doors, windows, corners of desks and more. There are numerous other types of on-the-job injuries we could list. Workspaces are simply not always as safe as they need to be.
Do You Need a Lawyer?
Legally speaking, you don’t need an attorney to help you file a workers’ compensation claim. But nearly anyone who has been through the process could tell you how frustrating and bureaucratic the system can be. Having experienced Milwaukee workers’ compensation lawyers on your side can make it much easier to file a strong claim (backed by evidence) and to appeal if the claim is initially denied.
Contact Us To Discuss Your Options
To learn more, you can contact our office today to arrange an initial consultation. Our Milwaukee on-the-job injury lawyers are ready to work with you in order to help you claim the workers’ compensation benefits you need and deserve.