Common Workplace Injuries
Workplace Injuries and Occupational Illnesses
Employees face a wide range of potentially dangerous or unhealthy conditions in the workplace. That’s why the workers’ compensation system was created: to help you get the medical care you need so you can get back to work.
The system generally works well for injuries that are easy to see (a broken arm) and that have an obvious date of occurrence (a fall). But occupational illnesses, injuries caused by stress and strain, and injuries that occur at the site of a previous injury are much harder.
That’s when it’s even more important to work with an experienced Chicago workers’ comp lawyer.
If you’ve suffered a work-related injury or been diagnosed with an occupational illness, contact the Law Offices of James H. Miller, Jr.. I help injured workers receive the workers’ comp benefits benefits they are due. I am committed to helping you maintain your financial security after an on-the-job injury or occupational illness.
Common Work-Related Injuries
- Back injuries such as herniated disks from falls or lifting
- Repetitive stress injuries causing wrist and elbow pain such as carpal tunnel and tarsal tunnel syndrome
- Shoulder injuries from lifting or pushing, such as rotator cuff tears, tendonitis, or bursitis
- Knee and ankle injuries from car accidents or falls accidents, or from repeated wear and tear
- Fractures from falls
- Hearing loss from repetitive loud noise in the workplace
- Eye injuries or burns from chemical exposure or equipment failures
Less Common, but Serious Work-Related Injuries
- Traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, or paralysis from car accidents or falls, being struck by heavy objects or equipment
- Cancer, asbestosis, mesothelioma, asthma, bronchitis or allergies from exposure to toxic chemicals in the workplace or from non-toxic substances for which the worker developed a sensitivity
- Amputation, loss of an arm or leg, or a hand crush injury from heavy equipment
- Heart attacks in high stress jobs
- Mental breakdowns
Was Your Injury Caused by a Negligent Third Party?
You may be able to collect money from workers’ compensation and from a third party with a personal injury suit if your injury was caused by a negligent third party. For example:
- Were you in a car accident while driving for work purposes?
- Did you suffer a serious injury because a piece of machinery was defectively manufactured?
Whether your injury occurred in the regular course of work or was caused by someone else’s negligence, I can help. Contact my Chicago injury law office to schedule a free consultation.