Were You Hurt On The Job?
When a worker is injured on the job, many issues arise simultaneously:
- The injury itself
- The time away from work
- The hassle of filing for workers’ compensation
In addition, many people worry about their ability to return to work in their chosen field.
At Silverman, Silverman & Seligman, P.C., we understand your concerns. We fight for the rights of injured workers every day. We have decades of experience with workers’ compensation cases and workplace injury claims.
For a free consultation, please call our Schenectady, New York, office at 518-631-4521 or contact us online.
Examples Of Worker Injury And Illness
Whether they are catastrophic or due to repetitive stress, workplace injuries can cause long-term pain, disability or wrongful death. Exposure to toxins and hazardous materials in the workplace can result in occupational diseases such as cancer.
Additional types of on-the-job injuries and illnesses include:
Back and neck pain: These injuries may develop over time, or they may be the result of accidents that cause severe on-the job neck injuries or back injuries.
Limb injuries: This includes injuries to legs, feet, arms and hands. In the most serious cases, these injuries may result in amputation.
Blindness and deafness: This includes loss of sight or hearing due to workplace chemical exposure, explosions or other injuries.
Repetitive stress injuries: These are injuries that are caused by repeating the same movements over and over in the workplace. Carpal tunnel is one of the most common.
Electric shock and burns: These can range from chemical burns to electrocution.
Are Injuries More Common In Certain Industries?
An injury or illness caused by work conditions can happen to any employee. However, certain workplaces pose increased risk for workers, such as construction and industrial sites, warehouses, factories, restaurants and offices.
What Are Occupational Diseases?
Occupational diseases are considered diseases or conditions that develop as the direct result of the nature of the work. Occupational diseases require additional proof of disability, unlike other workers’ compensation claims resulting in physical injuries. Talk to an attorney from our firm to discuss your options for filing a claim for an occupational disease.
What Is Third-Party Negligence?
Some injuries are caused by a negligent third party. For example, if defective equipment caused your injury, we can often hold the manufacturer liable. We will look for third-party negligence and seek additional damages when applicable.
Free Consultation: Let Us Review The Facts Of Your Case
Please call our office at 518-631-4521 to schedule an appointment with a Capital District work injury attorney, located near Troy.