Driving through downtown Wichita, you might see a window washer on a scaffold. At Dillard’s in Town East Mall a sales representative just climbed on a ladder to get a product off the top shelf. An accountant at Koch climbs the stairs to her office. Each of these scenarios poses a potential workplace injury. Even worse, this falling accounts for several hundred workplace fatalities annually.
Falling can produce various injuries. The extreme cases can result in death, but even minor injuries such as sprains or tears can be painful and result in time lost from work. Falling also includes head injuries, knee injuries, fractures and broken bones. For more information on the top ten most common workplace injuries, read our article here.
Many things can contribute to a fall ranging from unstable equipment, greasy floors, uneven surfaces, loss of balance and slick pavement, to co-workers negligence. Jobs that have a high risk of falling include construction workers and people in the agriculture, forestry and fishing and mining industries. People who work in retail or service jobs are also at a high risk for falls.
If you have been injured on the job, you may be entitled to workers compensation benefits. Occasionally, employers can be reluctant to dispense the insurance company money and can make it difficult for you. In this case, you need an experienced attorney to help fight for your rights.
If you have had a Kansas work place injury that was not your fault and need medical treatment, you need an experienced professional who can help you get back on the road to recover. Call us today at 316-269-1414 or visit our contact page here. Our Kansas personal injury attorneys will provide you a free initial consultation and if we take your case you don’t pay a dime unless we recover money for you. Even then we only take a percentage of the total amount of your recovery.
If you have questions on what you should be looking for when you are making a decision to hire a Kansas personal injury lawyer, read our article located here.
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