Common Workplace Injuries | Employee Rights
According to a Public Citizen Report, the healthcare industry is the most dangerous industry for illnesses and injuries and account for 653,000 injuries to nurses, aides, orderlies and others each year. Of course, there are several other industries which account for a large amount of injuries to its employees.
Although unfortunate, workplace injuries are common throughout our society as different occupations call for different duties. Typically, the more labor intensive jobs will cause more injuries due to the fact that individuals must use their bodies more often than not.
The Phoenix, AZ workers compensations attorneys at Phillips Law Group have great sympathy for those injured at their place of work and will help you fight for the compensation benefits you deserve from being injured on the job. Furthermore, our attorneys operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning we will not charge you for our services unless a winning verdict or settlement has been made and you recover.
Find out more by completing the Free Case Review form on this page.
Top Injury Prone Careers
It is common for workplace injuries to affect a variety of different types of workers with many different skill levels and forms of education. As workplace injuries may be more common in labor intensive jobs, they also affect individuals in any type of occupation. Some occupations largely affected by workplace injuries include the following:
- Bus Drivers
- Construction Workers
- Dental Hygienists
- Fire Fighters
- Food Servers
- Police Officers
- Professional Athletes
- Sales Workers
- Truck Drivers
Of course, injuries are not limited to only these careers; there are several other types of industry occupations which suffer from dozens of injuries each year. While these careers may also cause many different types of injuries as well.
Types of Injuries to Workers
Often times, on the job injuries are common in occupations which require individuals to perform repetitive movements. This constant repetition causes wear and tear on the body and eventually may cause it to suffer from injuries. More so, injuries may also be caused by slip and falls, heavy lifting, faulty equipment, and toppling objects. A few common types of workplace injuries include:
- Back Injuries
- Brain Injuries
- Burn Injuries
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Fractured Bones
- Wrongful Death
It was reported that throughout all of 2010, there was a total of 4,547 workplace fatalities across the nation. In essence, there was an average of 12 deaths per day at an individuals place of work.
Types of Workers Compensation Benefits
As workers compensation benefits vary from state to state, in Arizona full medical benefits are provided to employees with no time restraint or monetary limits. In most instances, the injured individual will receive a benefit check bi-weekly, which may range from two-thirds of their average weekly wage to the full wage amount. Depending on the type of injury a worker has suffered, the following benefits may be available:
- Death Benefits
- Impairment Income Benefits
- Permanent Impairment Benefits
- Permanent Total Benefits
- Supplemental Benefits
- Temporary Partial Benefits
- Temporary Total Benefits
If you are interested in exploring which type of benefit you may be eligible to receive, our attorneys welcome you to contact our firm today with any questions.
Contact an Experienced Phoenix Workers Compensation Attorney Today
At Phillips Law Group, our attorneys believe that if you or a loved one has been injured on the job, the victim may be eligible to receive benefits for their losses and damages. Our attorneys have been assisting individuals receive workers compensation for several years and will provide you with the experience and skills you need to receive the maximum compensation benefits you deserve.
Based in Phoenix, Arizona, our attorneys are able to serve clients throughout the entire state and elsewhere. A few of the local Phoenix areas our attorneys serve include:
- El Mirage
- Litchfield Park
- Paradise Valley
To gather more information about our law firm, or to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, we welcome you to contact us by calling 1-800-706-3000 today. At this point a member of our team will answer your call and begin working with you immediately. Alternatively, complete the Free Case Review on this page and a member of our team will be in contact with your shortly.
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