Workplace Injuries and Accidents

Workplace injuries and accidents often are compensable under a state’s workers’ compensation statutes. But sometimes third parties – property owners, contractors, subcontractors, vendors, or those who design and make machines and equipment – share in the legal responsibility. They may have been the lone cause or just contributed to the injury.

ZRFM’s personal injury lawyers can help maximize your total financial recovery by pursuing any third party claims against the businesses and people you don’t work for. Because of the limited nature of a workers’ comp claim, we refer those matters to Illinois or Wisconsin law firms that focus exclusively on the field.

Workplace injuries vary depending on the business. Construction sites, for example, have hidden and obvious dangers. Scaffolding accidents, ladder accidents, crane and forklift accidents, electrical accidents, welding accidents, electric saw and other cutting accidents, elevator and lift accidents, and nail gun accidents are common. Other serious injuries involve falls, falling objects, trench cave-ins, crush injuries, collapsing walls and buildings, burn injuries, electrocutions, explosions, defective and improperly maintained equipment, and collisions involving operating equipment.

Workers in other industries encounter different risks. Delivery workers and shipping company employees, for example, may drive vehicles that get struck by at-fault drivers. Healthcare workers face many unique risks that their employer does not control. Office workers may suffer injuries caused by dangerous equipment. Salespeople may slip and fall while on the premises of another company.

Workplace injuries and accidents can be severe, causing spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and even death. OSHA and other governmental investigations are common. With the assistance of technical experts, the personal injury attorneys at ZRFM will aggressively review records and pinpoint any party that may be held financially accountable for your workplace injury or the wrongful death of a loved one.