Sustaining an injury at work not only imposes physical limitations, but could result in reduced hours or the need to enroll for disability benefits. As well, you may also face the difficulties of mounting medical debt as the costs of treating your injury accrue. In this article, we discuss some of the work injuries we handle, and how these injuries can significantly impact your life. Even if you don’t see your specific type of injury listed here, chances are good that Nelson C. Barry can handle your case and help you recover – even if your employer requires you to submit a claim to workers’ compensation.
Many workers are required to spend their days in high-decibel areas, including working around heavy machinery, complex manufacturing equipment or explosions. Hearing loss is unique in that it can occur over a long period of time, presenting a potential statute of limitations issue. If you believe your decreased or lost hearing may be a result of your repeated workplace exposure to dangerous levels of noise without available protection, a personal injury attorney may be able to help.
Back and Neck Injuries
Back and neck injuries are some of the most commonly-reported collateral damages associated with certain employment conditions. Work duties requiring heavy lifting, repetitive motions or standing for long periods of time could all may contribute to your current neck and back issues. By working with an attorney on your case, you may be able to recover the costs of your treatment either through a negligence claim or as part a workers’ compensation claim.
Disfiguring injuries include those sustained due to burns, contact with certain chemicals or serious scaring. As a personal injury plaintiff in a disfigurement case, you stand to gain not only the costs of your treatment, but potential non-economic damages incurred due to your pain and suffering or mental anguish.
Workplace amputations most often involve the loss of a finger or hand, however amputation of arms, legs or feet are possible as well. As a result of your amputation, you may be able to recover general damages to compensate for the lifestyle adjustments you had to make as a result of your injury. As with all personal injuries, you may also be able to recover the direct medical costs of your amputation, including any rehabilitation or prosthetics.
Contact The Law Office of Nelson C. Barry Today
We encourage you to contact us as soon as possible regarding your workplace injuries, even if your particular injury is not listed above. We can help you recover against your employer for damages caused due to negligence of faulty equipment. For more information, contact Nelson C. Barry today.