Workplace Injury May Include Industrial Disease, Stress, Strain and Discrimination
Accidents at work are one of the most common types of personal injury claims. Workplace injury may include industrial disease cases such as asbestosis and mesothelioma, chest diseases, vibration white finger, occupational deafness, occupational stress, contact dermititus and repetitive injury strain.
An injury or illness is considered work-related if an event or exposure in the workplace caused or contributed to the condition or even if it significantly aggravated a pre-existing condition.
To claim for a work related injury you will need some evidence that you injuries are the result of an accident or working practice in your workplace. This can be in the form of witnesses, employers’ logs, previous similar incidents, ambulance attendance at the scene plus many others. Then, it will have to be proved that the injuries were the liability of the employer.
Employment discrimination also can be considered a form of workplace injury. This refers to discriminatory employment practices such as bias in hiring, promotion, job assignment, termination, and compensation, and various types of harassment.
If you suffer a workplace injury, on-the-job injury or construction site injury, seek medical help immediately, report the accident or injury to your company, and collect as much information as you can about the accident, including names of witnesses. Do not sign any statements without consulting an attorney.
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If your loved one has suffered an injury or death as a result of a workplace accident, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, loss of wages, and pain and suffering.
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