Though some occupations are more obviously dangerous than others, every environment has its hazards. In fact, there are over three million people injured badly enough every year - while on the job – to require hospitalization, and thousands lose their lives each year in workplace accidents. These accidents can range from being struck by falling objects, falling from a height, accidents that take place on the highway and accidents involving the operation of heavy machinery. Other workers are injured by being electrocuted, in mining and farming accidents, and by being exposed to toxic chemicals or substances.
When people are injured in an accident at their workplace they are often hesitant about filing a lawsuit for fear of retribution or the loss of their job, but this is a mistake. Employers are required to look out for their employees and provide a safe working environment. This means that equipment must be well maintained and employees need to be properly outfitted and trained in order to ensure that they are equipped for the hazards involved in their jobs. Failure to provide any of these constitutes negligence, and may mean that your employer is liable for your injuries.
James Kennedy is an experienced personal injury attorney who has extensive expertise representing those who have been hurt in workplace accidents. He is well versed in the rights of employees, and can provide you with valuable information about what you are entitled to if you or someone you love has suffered a workplace injury that was the fault of recklessness or a lack of responsibility on the part of someone else.
When a workplace injury takes place and you believe that it was a result of negligence or carelessness, it is important that you speak to a qualified, experienced attorney as soon as possible so that the details of the accident can be investigated and witnesses can be interviewed before details are forgotten. The more information that can be gathered quickly the better the chances of being able to prove that negligence has taken place. The law firm of James Kennedy will thoroughly investigate to see whether safety precautions were in place, and if the accident was somebody else’s fault he will put together the evidence to ensure that you receive the compensation that you are entitled to.
When you file a lawsuit for a work injury, there are several damages that you may be entitled to. This is determined by how badly you were injured, whether your injuries are permanent or short term, whether you were out of work and for how long, and the expenses that you incurred as a result of your injury. James Kennedy is a compassionate, caring personal injury attorney who wants to help you get the justice you deserve. Call today to make an appointment about your work injury.