Have you been injured at work? If so, you could be eligible for a workers' compensation claim.
There are dozens of potential injuries that can affect your ability to work. Your type of injury may vary depending on what industry you work in. For example, a fry cook may sustain bad burns on his or her arms, while a construction worker could fall and break a leg, or worse. What is important is not necessarily your injury, but how much it prevents you from performing your typical daily duties.
Your injury will also need to be work-related. This means that if you hurt your back while on vacation, you will not be eligible for workers' compensation. But if you hurt your back after slipping and falling in the office, you have the potential to file a claim.
It is important to keep in mind that even if the injury was your fault, you could still be eligible for a workers' compensation claim. Workers' compensation is designed to help anyone who is unable to work. It is vitally important for you to speak with a workers' compensation attorney if you wish to file a claim. He or she can help you determine whether or not you qualify and can help you start the paperwork.
Here are some of the most common workplace injuries: