WORKPLACE INJURY ATTORNEY
Getting injured at work can be a difficult process to work through. Are your bosses treating you fairly after your injury, could the injury have been preventable? We make sure that your questions are answered and that you get a fair shot at receiving any compensation you may be owed. It is important to know your rights when it comes to workplace injury, so if you have been injured at work contact top lawyers from the Offices of Michael Clark Law in Tacoma, WA and find out if you are owed for your injury.
WORK RELATED INJURY? KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
WHAT CLASSIFIES AS AN WORKPLACE INJURY?
According to OSHA, an occupational injury is defined as
- Any work-related fatality.
- Any work-related injury or illness that results in loss of consciousness, days away from work, restricted work, or transfer to another job.
- Any work-related injury or illness requiring medical treatment beyond first aid.
- Any work-related diagnosed case of cancer, chronic irreversible diseases, fractured or cracked bones or teeth, and punctured eardrums.
DOES YOUR EMPLOYER OWE YOU COMPENSATION FOR YOUR WORK RELATED INJURY?
If you were injured on the job, an employer may be required by law to pay a portion of your salary while you are recovering from any injuries or illnesses sustained from work. It is important to fill out the proper paperwork in order to be eligible for compensation, but be warned that waiting too long could prevent you from receiving any compensation at all.
Some steps to take if you were injured on the job are, first, start detailing a record of exactly what happened. Report your injury to your higher up, or supervisor as soon as possible. This way they cannot claim that they were unaware of any such injury. You may need to take photos of injuries or the sight of the accident, and get the names and contact information for any potential witnesses.
If you take the necessary steps to detail your injury then you may be eligible for coverage with medical costs, income lost due to the time off, and even at home aid. Our occupational injury lawyers in Tacoma will be able to guide you along the way.
COMPENSATION FOR DEATH AT WORK
Has a loved one sustained a fatal injury at work? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics , 37.7% of work fatalities are due to transportation incidents while the second most common at-work fatalities are from Slips and Falls.
On most occasions if a spouse dies due to an injury sustained at work, it becomes an L&I claim, and you may be eligible for compensation as a beneficiary. Washington State Legislation for L&I Claims RCW 51.32.050 show that you may be entitled to
- Immediate Lump Sum Payments
- Monthly Payments, Widow/Widower Pension
- Funeral and Burial Expenses
- Children’s Benefits
- And more
TACOMA AREA LAWYERS WHO DEAL WITH WORKPLACE INJURY CLAIMS
We proudly serve the areas of Tacoma, Seattle, Olympia, and all Western Washington. Our team of attorneys have been working hard during the COVID-19 pandemic and we continue to ensure that our clients needs are met during this stressful time. Do not hesitate to give the Law Offices of Michael Clark a call at 253-573-1000 or a request for a free consultation online for your legal needs.
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Tacoma, WA 98405