Workplace Injuries And Illnesses

While work-related injuries can happen in a wide variety of environments, highly physical jobs like those in processing plants, construction sites, warehouses and manufacturing plants may put workers at increased risk for serious injuries including:

  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Falls from a ladder or scaffolding
  • Crush injuries
  • Burns
  • Back injuries
  • Fractures
  • Head injuries

If you've been injured and are unable to work, workers' compensation can provide compensation to help pay for medical bills and replace wages from the time you are out of work. In some circumstances, workers' compensation may also provide disability benefits or job retraining.

Work-Related Illness

Workers can contract illnesses from chronic exposure to a hazardous substance in the workplace. For example, long-term exposure to silica dust can cause silicosis, a progressive and debilitating lung disease. Workers' compensation exists to provide compensation for individuals who have become injured or ill as a result of a work condition.

Put Yourself On The Path To Recovery

Work isn't always easy. But it shouldn't cause you pain, suffering or disability. When it does, you have a right to collect workers' compensation benefits. However, the workers' compensation claims process can be difficult and frustrating. An attentive and committed workers' compensation attorney can evaluate your situation and build the best possible case to help you secure the maximum compensation for your recovery. In Albany, Georgia, call 229-431-3036 or email our firm, Lee Durham, LLC, for more information.