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28 July 2010

When Workers Are Injured On The Job

Sadly, we often hear in the news of a worker being seriously injured, maimed or even killed at their workplace. These stories are tragic and far reaching beyond just one incident. There are government agencies that are in charge of the safety standards that must be followed at workplaces across the USA. However, we have seen that frequently there is little or no agency action taken or safety inspections made before a serious work site injury or an on-the-job death. The U.S. government runs the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that is responsible to make the rules and to enforce them to keep workers safe and healthy at their work places. Many states have their own similar agencies.

Pursuing Workers Compensation Claims

If you are injured on the job, you are usually eligible to receive workers compensation insurance benefits while you are being medically treated for your injuries and trying to recover. The medical bills can add up to a substantial sum of money so you should submit all bills and expenses for your medical treatment to the workers compensation carrier. The law firm of Lipsig Shapey Manus & Moverman can help you get the legal help you may need when dealing with workers compensation issues. With the help of our lawyers, you can usually dispute any denial by the insurance company of payment for your medical care or for your lost wages.

In The Event Of Permanent Disability

On the job injuries also can cause you to lose wages and may reduce or even totally eliminate your ability to return to work in the future. If your injury has caused permanent disability or reduced your future ability to work, you should contact a personal injury lawyer at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus and Moverman to find out if you are entitled to money damages for both pain and suffering and for your economic losses beyond the workers compensation wage payments you should be receiving.

Was Negligence To Blame?

If you believe that machinery on your job was dangerous or was negligently designed for safety, you may have a personal injury products liability case. Lipsig, Shapey, Manus and Moverman is a law firm that concentrates in and prosecutes many cases where worker safety and/or dangerous machinery is the most significant issue. The lawyers at the Lipsig law firm will take a detailed and in-depth look at the facts of your case, using competent experts to analyze the facts and to determine who was responsible for your injuries. The lawyers at Lipsig will assess all of the parties that should be brought into the case as defendants to fully protect your rights.

If you are ever hurt or become sick on your job because your company has not properly protected you, you may have the right to sue a third-party for damages. It is important that people stand up for themselves since the cases that the Lipsig law firm brings on behalf of its client can help to force changes in work place safety that will hopefully prevent future similar injuries to other people at their jobs.

Who Can Be Held Responsible For My Injuries?

Generally neither the company you work for, your boss nor your co-workers can be held legally responsible for your on-the-job injuries due to the workers compensation law. If the cause of your injury was some workplace machinery’s poor design or inadequate safety, you may be able to recover for your injuries and damages, even if you are receiving workers compensation benefits or social security disability payments. After a thorough investigation with highly skilled experts, the lawyers at the Lipsig Law Firm will prosecute your case in court by starting a lawsuit against the legally responsible parties.

Contact A Construction Accident Lawyer

The lawyers at Lipsig Shapey Manus & Moverman will begin and will takecare of the entire legal action until you have received your full damages either through a settlement or through a jury verdict in court.

If you have any questions about your rights after an injury sustained at work or a medical disease that began at your work place, please call Tom Moverman at Lipsig Shapey Manus & Moverman, 212-285-3300.