Serious Work Injury Attorneys in Madison, WI Strongly Advocating For Their Clients
Have you experienced a severe work injury and are now left wondering what your options are? Serious work injuries are common in Wisconsin and all states, and you have options to protect yourself and your family.
Our office has a team of Madison work accident attorneys that have worked endlessly to become an advocate for our clients and their families that have experienced severe work injuries. We are confident that we can help you too. Contact our office today at (608) 448-6242 to discuss the specifics of your case and learn more.
What are Common Causes for Serious Work Injuries?
Severe work injuries can occur for many reasons. One of the most common is overexertion from pushing your body too hard, which leads to injury. Worker fatigue can lead to several injuries that can become serious. Falls, slips, trips, and being struck by an object or crushed by an object can also have severe consequences. Defective equipment or manufacturing errors can also cause work injuries. Fires or explosions are also a danger in factories or on construction sites.
Severe Work Injuries Can Have Lasting Effects on Victims and Their Families
Construction sites are common where injuries occur, but they are also prevalent in office settings, schools, and more. The results can have devastating effects on victims and more than just the obvious physical pain. Some workers can never return to work; others are forced to find a new line of work that their injuries will allow them to do.
What is often overlooked is the financial and emotional distress that work injuries can have on victims and their families. Missing work due to injuries while simultaneously racking up medical or therapy bills can seem like the perfect storm to create significant financial stress on a family. Anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress can also present themselves in victims of severe work injuries.
Who is Liable for My Injuries?
In most cases, employers are legally protected from liability through worker’s compensation insurance. Individuals can get hurt while at work, and the employer did everything they were supposed to do, and their actions didn’t result in the injury.
Other parties may have had a hand in the injury occurring. These can be the manufacturer of a product that failed and caused severe injury. The injury may have happened on property not owned by the employer, and that property owner may be liable for the injuries sustained. Negligent or intentional actions can also contribute to work injury, and those individuals would be responsible for the damages caused.
What Damages Can I Recover?
Typically, worker’s compensation insurance is in place to cover the medical costs involved in an employee’s injury. Additional compensation may be available for those suffering a temporary or permanent disability due to their injuries. As discussed above, if a third party is involved that, through their negligent or intentional acts, is at fault for your injuries, you may be eligible for additional compensation from them above and beyond what worker’s compensation paid.
Why Do I Need an Attorney?
Severe Work Injury cases can be complex. Many that have been injured aren’t aware that they can be eligible for further compensation past what worker’s compensation insurance will cover. In some cases, filing a worker’s compensation claim alone is a complex process, and an experienced attorney can assist you with that process to ensure that you are obtaining what is rightfully yours after an injury.
Another standard error for those who have suffered injuries and aren’t fully aware of their options is missing the timelines involved in filing a claim or pursuing further compensation. If these timelines aren’t followed, your case can be dismissed regardless of its validity.
An experienced personal injury attorney can not only assist you with filing a claim and determining eligibility for additional compensation, but they can investigate the incident to ensure that you are receiving the proper medical care, negotiate decisions that may deny you benefits, and represent you each step of the way. Contact our office at (608) 448-6242 to get your specific questions answered and put together a plan to move forward after your serious work injury.