Amarillo Work Related Injury Attorneys
Work-related injuries can occur no matter what your occupation. We often think of accidents that occur in dangerous work environments and in occupations that involve hard physical labor or heavy equipment, but serious injuries can also occur in an office setting, retail environment, restaurant or even while running errands for your employer. If you have suffered a work-related injury, you need help right away. Please do not hesitate to contact the Amarillo work injury attorneys of Wood Law Firm LLP, right away.
Work-Related Accidents and Injuries
If you have been injured in a work-related accident, workers’ compensation benefits may be available and/or you may be able to receive compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. Examples of work-related accidents and injuries include:
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Machinery accidents
- Falling objects
- Slip and fall/trip and fall
- Structure fire
- Injuries from lifting
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Occupations illness
Work-Related Auto and Travel Injuries
Auto accidents and other accidents that happen during work-related travel present special challenges. We must prove that you were injured while performing an activity that was within the course and scope of your employment. For instance, making a delivery or running errands for your employer.
If you are injured on your daily commute, that is typically not considered work-related, but if you were running an errand for your employer on your way to or from work when your accident occurred, it may be considered work-related.
Injuries incurred during out-of-town business travel may also be included.
Our Amarillo work injury attorneys can help you determine what type of case you have and how to proceed.
An occupational disease is a work-related injury. There are several considerations when pursuing compensation for an occupational illness. There are time limits for filing your claim or lawsuit, but unlike in an accident, it can take years to discover your illness or the connection between your illness and your job.
Depending on the type of illness, you also face the challenge of proving that your illness was caused in the course and scope of your employment. Employers and their insurers will work hard to disprove your claim. Our work injury attorneys will fight just as hard to get you the compensation you deserve.
To learn more about potential compensation for your work-related injuries, please call an attorney with the Amarillo of Wood Law Firm LLP, at 806-372-WOOD (9663) or email us today.