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Workplace Accidents And Injuries

Workplace accidents are extremely common. In fact, three million people were injured in a workplace accident in 2015. There were nearly 5,000 fatal workplace accidents in 2014. Despite the fact that precautions have been taken to keep people safe in the workplace, accidents are still on the rise.

Most Common Accidents

Overexertion injuries are among the most common. These accidents occur as the result of holding, carrying, lifting, pushing, and pulling. Overexertion injuries are not only one of the most common workplace injuries, they are also one of the most expensive injuries.

Falls are another one of the most common workplace injuries. This is also one of the most preventable injuries. Making sure that spills are cleaned up and objects are removed from the floor are the best things that can be done in order to prevent falls.

People are also injured by falling objects. The head is the part of the body that is injured most often by a falling object. A head injury can be serious and cause long-term complications. Making sure that dangerous objects are kept in a place where they cannot fall on people will prevent a workplace injury.

Additionally, repetitive injuries are extremely common. Any activity that one keeps doing repeatedly can put one at risk for suffering an injury. Repetitive motions put strain on the body. Proper training can minimize the risk of a repetitive injuries.

What to do if you Have Suffered a Workplace Injury

A workplace accident can be life-changing. You may not be able to work for a long time because of an injury. You may also have to pay expensive medical bills. Additionally, workers compensation and insurance companies may under-compensate people. That is why you need to hire an attorney. Your lawyer can help you maximize your benefits. Contact Robbins, Strunk & Cramer today for a free consultation.

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What do I do if I am Injured at Work?

Employers are supposed to provide a safe environment for their employees. However, sometimes the opposite is the case when dangerous areas pose injury risks. Whether inside or outside the premises, the absence of safeguards can serve as proof that injury incidents are likely to occur.

Contact Human Resources

If you have been injured at work and now you’re faced with a short-term or long-term disability, the first step you need to take is to contact your Human Resources department. You need to inform the HR Representative who handles disability claims and FMLAs about your situation. You will need to complete the appropriate paperwork to request time-off if your doctor has recommended recovery time. If your time-off request and disability coverage has been approved, you will receive notification from your employer.

Seek Legal if Your Claim is Denied

If you’ve submitted the proper documentation to your employer in a timely manner and your claim is denied, you can seek legal assistance regarding applying for workers’ compensation. A workers’ compensation lawyer is familiar with the strategies that some employers and insurance companies use to reduce or deny benefits for employees who have been injured at work.

Follow Through with Your Medical Recovery Plan

While your lawyer is working diligently to resolve your case, it is important that you follow up with your medical care and medication regime. The information documented in your records will verify your injury progress and indicate the length of time it will take for you to recover, or if the condition will worsen.

Worker Compensation Benefits

Workers’ compensation provides payment for lost wages and medical care. This type of insurance can help reduce the out-of-pocket expenses that you may be responsible for if your disability claim is denied. Workers compensation has been established to protect employees who have been injured at work from discrimination.

When employers fail to protect their workforce according to federal safety regulations, they can be held responsible. When you’ve followed the guidelines you were instructed to regarding your injury claim and your request has been denied, you don’t have to settle for denial. The workers’ compensation lawyers at Robbins, Strunk & Cramer may be able to help you get approved. Contact a lawyer today for assistance.

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Documenting After a Workplace Injury

No one intends to get hurt at work, but unfortunately, accidents happen. It’s important for employees who have experienced a work-related injury to know their legal rights. Whether it is an accident that causes acute injury such as a slip and fall, or trauma that develops over time such as carpal tunnel syndrome, there are several things you can do to protect yourself.

Notify a Supervisory Immediately

If you are injured while on the job, report it immediately to your supervisor. In workers’ compensation cases, documentation is crucial in establishing a timeline and determining what actions are warranted on the part of the employer. If possible, report the injury in writing so that both you and your employer have copies. Be direct and clear about the extent of the injury, when it happened, and what circumstances contributed. Entire blog →

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3 Tips to Surviving Your Case from a Workers’ Compensation Attorney

If you have been injured at work, then you are facing an uphill battle. Many injured workers fear retaliation for filing a workers compensation claim or have heard horror stories of protracted battles with the workers compensation insurance company over whether the injured worker still needs treatment or what is the best course of treatment. If you are an injured worker and concerned about surviving your workers compensation claim, consider these tips from a workers’ compensation law firm serving Gilroy, Hollister, San Martin and Morgan Hill. Entire blog →

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Robbins and Strunk: Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

When it comes to workers’ compensation representation one need look no further than the law office of Robbins, Strunk and Cramer. Serving the Gilroy, Hollister, San Marino and Morgan Hill areas, Robbins, Strunk and Cramer are the premiere work injury law firm for South County California. They fight for their clients to get the benefits they are entitled to.

Since 1992, the attorneys have been representing injured workers in a wide variety of workers’ compensation matters in a wide spectrum of occupations and settings. They have more than 50 years of combined experience. When it comes to workers’ compensation, they are known for obtaining the best possible outcomes on behalf of their clients. They have a reputation for compassion and accomplishment. Entire blog →

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