Make sure you receive fair treatment and compensation after a Burlington workplace injury.Millions of workers in the United States suffer a work injury or illness that forces them to miss work, change careers or reduce their normal duties every year. For some, the road to recovery can be long, while others are left with permanent disabilities. Many of these millions of workers were then forced to answer difficult questions about how to they were going to support their families, regain their health and go back to work in the future.
Burlington has specific laws to ensure that injured or ill workers are treated fairly by their employers after an accident - and that financial support and viable career options are available in case of a debilitating injury or condition. Sometimes, employers and workers’ compensation insurance providers are only focussed on the bottom line and will deny valid claims to avoid having to make payments to an injury victim.
It is extremely important that you enlist the help of an experienced, knowledgeable advocate to protect your rights and interests after a work-related injury. If you suffered an injury while on the job, Burlington workers’ compensation attorney, Nicholas Pothitakis, will help you with your case, appeal a denied claim and get you the support afforded to you under the law.
Here are just a few of the most common work injuries in Burlington:
- Falls. Slip and fall accidents and falls from a significant height are very common workplace accidents that can take place on any job site, from an office to an industrial plant to a construction site.
- Car accidents and other auto accidents. Many workers can suffer an on-the-job injury while driving a company van or truck or operate a large piece of machinery.
- Struck by an object. Every day workers are injured when they are struck by a moving or falling object. A pallet of goods, a piece of equipment, a tool or a filing cabinet can cause serious blunt force trauma and result in head injuries, back injuries and other broken bones.
- Machinery accidents. Those who work in industrial plants or in agriculture face the danger of heavy machinery and the risk that comes with using that machinery, such as being crushed or pulled into the machines.
- Physical assault or workplace violence. If you have been physically harmed by a disgruntled co-worker on the job, you could be eligible for workers' compensation.
- Repetitive stress injuries. Office workers, factory workers and other laborers could be susceptible to injuries caused by repetitive movements or overexertion, such as back pain, vision issues, carpal tunnel syndrome and damaged nerves.
- Environmental health hazards. You can receive compensation for any illnesses or health conditions that have developed due to your workplace. Toxic mold, chemical exposure, asbestos exposure, noise exposure, carcinogen exposure and other environmental hazards could cause long-term health problems.