Get Help with Any Type of Workplace Accident in Virginia
A workplace accident can happen to anyone in any type of work environment. Though most of us think of construction workers, health care providers, and tractor-trailer drivers when we think of on-the-job accidents, every occupation and industry is full of risks that can cause serious injury to workers.
The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act is available to injured workers in every job and industry. If your employer has three or more employees, then it must provide workers compensation insurance to its employees. This insurance is what will pay your workers compensation benefits if you’re hurt on the job.
If you’ve been injured in a work accident you may be entitled to wage loss benefits, lifetime medical treatment, and Social Security Disability benefits. But receiving these benefits may require a long fight against an insurance company with an army of adjusters, attorneys, and doctors i their corner.
Workers comp attorney Corey Pollard is dedicated to helping all Virginia workers who have been hurt in work accidents. Call, text, or e-mail us today for a free, no obligation consultation after your work injury.
Types of Virginia Work Accidents
Below is a list of common workplace accidents that happen in Virginia and lead to workers compensation claims. We help all Virginia workers no matter the type of accident caused their injury. So if you don’t see your accident on the list, you can still contact us for help.
Assault or Workplace Violence
Assault, battery, and workplace harassment can have devastating effects on your ability to work and your health. If you were assaulted by a co-worker, supervisor, or customer in the course of your employment, you are eligible for workers’ comp benefits.
Construction sites in Virginia and elsewhere are dangerous. Heavy machinery, vehicles driving in and out, dangerous materials, heavy lifting, elevated heights, ladders, and multiple employers in one place often cause serious accidents on construction sites.
Here are some of the most common types of construction accidents that occur in Virginia:
- Building Collapses
- Crane Accidents
- Falling Objects
- Falls from Heights
- Forklift Accidents
- Foreign Objects into the Eye
- Heat Stroke
- Ladder Accidents
- Overexertion Injuries
- Scaffold Accidents
These are just some of the types of accidents that can cause injury on a construction site. We help Virginia construction workers in every trade and profession get the workers compensation benefits and lump sum settlements they deserve after an on-the-job accident.
Electric Shock Accidents and Electrocution
Electrical shock accidents often have serious – and even fatal – affects on workers. In the workplace electrocution often occurs due to unsafe working conditions, contact with overhead power lines, or malfunctioning or defective machinery.
If you are a construction worker or other employee injured in an electric shock accident, contact us to protect your legal right to workers comp benefits. You may also have a personal injury claim against a third party if their negligence caused your injuries.
Falls from Heights
If your job requires you to climb a ladder or scaffold, climb up and down from a vehicle, or work on uneven surfaces, then you’re at risk of suffering a fall from a height. We’ve represented construction workers, mechanics, production workers, sanitation workers, and office workers who suffered serious injuries after a fall from a height.
Hospital workers and health care providers face many different risks on the job and are often victims of many types of accidents. Common healthcare industry accidents include slip and falls, exposure to diseases and illnesses, and musculoskeletal injuries from lifting, transferring, and restraining patients.
Have you been hurt in a hospital accident? Call or email us today for a free consultation. We will evaluate your legal rights and provide advice to help you maximize your recovery under workers’ compensation.
Miners work with explosives and machinery – and are often several hundred feet underground when doing so. This combination makes miners many times more likely to be injured on the job than other occupations, but they still face a tough fight to get their benefits approved.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Tractor-trailer drivers and delivery drivers are not the only employees who spend time on the road as part of their job. No matter your occupation, many of you spend time driving to complete work-related tasks.
If you get hurt in a car accident while driving during work, you may be entitled to workers compensation benefits – even if the car crash was your fault. If another’s negligence caused your motor vehicle accident, you may also have a viable personal injury lawsuit in civil court.
Many people think that having an office job is safe. But office workers are still at risk of being hurt in serious workplace accidents.
Common types of work accidents and injuries that happen in an office environment include:
- Muscle strains and back and neck injuries from lifting items
- Slip and falls on liquid substances
- Trips over wires and chairs
- Repetitive motion and overuse injuries
You may be entitled to workers compensation if you were injured while working in your office job.
Slip & Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents are one of the leading causes of workers compensation claims in Virginia and across the nation. These accidents can happen in any work environment and can cause a number of injuries.
We often represent employees who suffered fractures, knee injuries, ankle and foot injuries, sprains, and hand and wrist injuries due to slip and fall accidents. These injuries may require expensive medical treatment and lost time from work.
If you were injured while working due to a slip and fall or other type of accident, you may be entitled to cash payments through workers compensation or Social Security Disability.
Warehouse, Factory, and Manufacturing Accidents
Manufacturing, warehouse, and factory workers often have to work in dangerous conditions while maintaining production quotas. These dangerous conditions – combined with the pressure to work quickly – can result in serious workplace accidents.
Some of the most common types of workplace accidents and injuries we handle for warehouse, factory, and production facility workers include:
- Accidents caused by defective equipment
- Back injuries
- Forklift accidents
- Head injuries from falling objects
- Knee injuries
- Lifting accidents and injuries
- Machine accidents and injuries
Call or e-mail us if you have been hurt while working in a warehouse, factor, or production facility. Our workers compensation attorney is familiar with the issues that arise in these cases and has experience representing warehouse workers and factory workers who were injured on the job.
Work Accident Lawyers in Virginia
Were you, a friend, or a loved one hurt on the job or are you unable to work because of a disability?
You may have the legal right to receive workers’ compensation or Social Security Disability benefits under Virginia law. But getting the benefits you’re owed after a workplace accident can be difficult. In fact, many injured workers are denied benefits.
Corey Pollard is committed to helping you and your family during this tough time. We represent all injured workers in Virginia – no matter the job or type of accident. Contact us today to get started on the road to recovery.