In a perfect world, everyone would walk outside of their home knowing that they are going to be safe from harm. Unfortunately, there are a number of factors outside of their control that can result in devastating injuries. When someone is injured while on the job, there are methods in place to ensure they receive necessary compensation to cover their medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages resulting from an unforeseen accident. One of these protections is workers' compensation, meant to cover those injured in a workplace accident.
All Workers Are Entitled to Compensation for Injuries
Some people are eligible to receive workers' compensation for freak accidents that they never would have been able to prevent. What about those who have accepted employment in inherently dangerous positions? Workers' compensation is meant to provide protections for anyone injured on the job, no matter how knowingly dangerous their position is.
Some of the most dangerous jobs in America are:
- Logging workers
- Airplane pilots
- Farmers and ranchers
- Mining machine operators
- Sanitation workers
- Truck drivers and delivery workers
- Industrial machine workers
- Police officers
Workplace injuries can occur to anyone, but for those employed in these high-risk positions, one piece of malfunctioning equipment is more likely to end their career than others. Anyone working in these positions should know what their employer's workers' compensation policy is and how they can make a claim for an injury.
Someone that suffers an injury on the job has the right to collect adequate compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages, and additional damages. If an employer's insurance is fighting their claim or if their employer does not have workers' compensation insurance, there may be some other legal recourses available.
Have you been injured in a workplace accident? When you have suffered serious injury, let our firm get you the compensation you deserve. Contact the Worcester workers' compensation attorneys at The Law Office of Robert W. Kovacs, Jr. for a free consultation to discuss your case.