Middletown Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Fighting Hard for Victims of Workplace Injuries Across Delaware
Some workplaces present more risks for their employees than others. But no industry is immune to the possibility of workers developing injuries or medical ailments.
If you become hurt while working, whether at your company headquarters or on an assignment elsewhere, your employer must provide Workers’ Compensation to you.
In the state of Delaware, injured workers retain a legal right to take advantage of the Workers’ Compensation benefits.
Such rights available under the program include the following:
- Selecting a Doctor: This is up to you. You may choose whichever doctor you believe will offer the most appropriate medical care, and with whom you are most comfortable.
- Medical Benefits: These will commence upon diagnosis of your occupational disease or injury.
- Disfigurement: If the workplace accident left you with temporary or permanent scarring or disfigurement, you may qualify for benefits.
- Lost Wages: A serious injury may render you unable to work during your recovery. If so, you may be eligible for wage loss benefits.
- Death Benefits: These may be available to the loved ones of a deceased worker to cover funeral expenses and lost income.
Most Common Workplace Accidents
Various accidents could occur in the workplace, but some may be more common than others.
The following are some of those more commonplace accidents:
- Falling Injuries: Construction workers may be in danger of falling from a roof or scaffolding, but employees in nearly all other industries could take falls as well.
- Objects Falling: When an object or debris falls from a shelf or elevated space, the worker may be in harm’s way.
- Slip and Fall Accidents: Tight, narrow work spaces, slippery surfaces due to spilled liquid, or scattered items and debris that fail to be cleaned up may leave an employee with injuries.
- Entanglement: Workers may get their hair, hands, clothing, or other extremities caught between equipment, or in the machines themselves.
- Repetitive Motion Injuries: Performing the same task over a long period of time may lead to the development of an overuse injury, which may require therapy.
- Overexertion: Tasks that involve pushing, pulling, lifting heavy objects, or tossing large items may cause physical trauma.
- Motor Vehicle Accidents: Truckers and delivery drivers, due to the nature of their jobs, may be a part of motor vehicle accidents that cause severe injuries or even fatalities.
- Violence: Altercations taking place between employees and clients, vendors, or others, may result in injuries.
Most Common Workplace Injuries
A wide range of injuries, from minor to catastrophic, may originate from an incident or accident that occurs at a workplace.
Listed below are the most common injuries:
- Broken Bones and Fractures: Even minor accidents could lead to fractures or other afflictions.
- Soft Tissue Injuries: Due to a sprain or similar injury, you may be unable to perform your routine assignments while healing.
- Repetitive Stress Injuries: Overuse or stress injuries may leave you in pain, and could cause temporary or permanent damage to muscles, nerves, and other tissues.
- Burn Injuries: Depending on the severity of the incident, you may suffer from minor to significant trauma, including scarring. Factory explosions and chemical fires may be among the reasons for the accident.
- Neck, Back, and Spinal Cord Trauma: Injuries involving these body parts may range from whiplash to paralysis, could require years of medical intervention and surgery, and cause pain and suffering for the victim.
- Head Injuries: Head injuries may appear minor at first, but they could develop into more serious conditions such as a concussion or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
- Amputations or Crushed Limbs: Oftentimes, amputations could occur in a poorly maintained facility or when using faulty equipment.
- Death: In worst case scenarios, fatal injuries may stem from a workplace accident, which is devastating for the family members of the deceased worker.
Middletown Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC Champion Injured Workers’ Rights
After a workplace accident, seek out the Middletown Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC who will put your needs first. To schedule a free case review, please call 302-888-1221 or contact us online. We represent injured workers throughout Delaware.