Workers' compensation covers injuries and harm that occurs on the job. Many St. Louis jobs have occupational hazards, but some of the most common workers comp claims involve construction accidents and injuries, exposure to hazardous chemicals, industrial accidents, equipment failure, explosions, vehicle accidents, and slips and falls. Accidents on the job can lead to serious injuries, disabilities, and fatality.
We know from representing many St. Louis workers compensation cases in the past that an accident at work can have huge repercussions for an entire family. Emergency and long term medical expenses, surgery and hospitalization, rehabilitation and home renovations, lost work and permanent disability can add up to very significant expenses. Families also suffer from emotional trauma and loss.
Employers are responsible for ensuring the safety of their employees, whether they are manual laborers or office workers. If a person is harmed at work, the accident may be a result of negligence on the part of the employer. Many Americans are hesitant to file a claim, fearing they may lose their job or assuming the accident was their own fault.Â The truth is that workers' safety is protected under law, and an accident that occurred in a professional setting was not your fault.
Thinking we are partially to blame for a work related injury, perhaps out of clumsiness or lack of attention, many of us would rather not draw attention to ourselves by hiring an attorney. However, it is a commonly-known fact that many insurance companies attempt to keep their costs low by offering strategically low insurance settlements and acting in a way that makes victims feel responsible for the accident. Others are intimidated by the claims process and take whatever settlement they are offered without question. Take control of your situation by consulting with an experienced workers compensation attorney and ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
Third parties can also be found responsible for workplace accidents. The manufacturer of a defective or dangerous machine or vehicle can be held accountable for the harm caused, for example. Our attorneys explore every possible avenue to determine whether third party liability has a role in your case.
The Onder Law Firm is offering free consultation to persons, and their family members, who have suffered injuries on the job and are seeking workers compensation. Employers are responsible for ensuring the safety of their employees and are required to carry workers' compensation insurance in order to cover the damages caused by potential accidents. Experienced St. Louis workers comp attorneys can help a family anticipate and plan for possible expense of the accident and fight for a fair settlement. Insurance companies have a tendency to pay as little as possible in injury settlements, taking advantage of the vulnerability of a victim's situation. We believe that anyone harmed as a result of an accident at work deserves fair compensation. All St. Louis workers compensation attorney consultations are completely confidential, free of charge and without any further obligation. St. Louis workers comp lawsuits are handled on a contingency basis, without any up-front fees and we only receive compensation if and when we are able to secure a settlement on your behalf.
Contact a St. Louis worker's compensation attorney from our firm as soon as possible after the injury accident.