From white-collar to blue-collar, workplace injuries can occur in any setting. Unfortunately, accidents that occur while you are at work can pose complex legal issues and other challenges. You may be facing exorbitant medical bills and lost income if you cannot work. If you have been injured at work and do not know where to turn, a personal injury attorney from Lopez Franco can help you put your accident behind you. 

Common Workplace Injuries

Workplace injuries can occur in many ways and are not limited to construction sites and other industrial settings. Here are some of the most common types of workplace injury claims that we handle: 

  • Trip or slip and fall accidents. This can include things such as falling from some height, tripping and falling on torn carpeting, or slipping on a wet floor. 
  • Vehicle accidents. People who work in the transportation industry have an increased risk of being injured in a motor vehicle accident while on the job. However, you may have a claim regardless of what industry you are in if you were injured in a vehicle accident while driving as a part of your job. 
  • Environmental injuries. Substances in the workplace, such as toxic fumes or hazardous chemicals, can cause severe injuries and illnesses. Loud noises, toxic mold, and poor ventilation can also cause harm to workers. 
  • Construction and industrial accidents. Malfunction machinery, scaffolding collapses, and other accidents can result in catastrophic injuries and even death.  

If you have been injured at work, a personal injury lawyer from our firm can evaluate your case and help you understand your options. 

Injured at Work? You May Be Entitled to Compensation

If you have suffered an injury in the workplace, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. This compensation can include the following: 

  • Your current and future medical expenses
  • Your lost wages
  • Your pain and suffering

Pain and suffering is the most difficult element of your claim, but it could be a significant portion of the compensation you are entitled to. An experienced personal injury attorney will know how to calculate this portion of your claim so that you can obtain a fair result. In addition, they can also help you compile the evidence you need to prove your medical expenses and lost wages. 

What About Workers’ Compensation? 

You may be entitled to workers’ compensation if you have been injured on the job. However, it is important to understand that workers’ compensation may not cover all your losses. In addition, you may be waiving important rights if you decide to file a workers’ compensation claim. However, you may be able to pursue both a workers’ compensation claim and file a lawsuit if your accident was caused by a third party who is not your employer or a co-worker. The bottom line is this—discuss your options with a personal injury lawyer before filing your claim to decide what course of action is best for you and your family. 

Talk to a Workplace Injury Lawyer at Lopez Franco Today

If you have been injured at work, we can help you put your life back together. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case and what we can do for you.