The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 2011, there were a total of 4,609 fatal industrial accidents. Transportation incidents such as forklift and trucking accidents were the most common cause of fatality. Contact with objects and equipment is another frequent cause of death, such as in cases of falling objects and crushing accidents. Falls, trips, and slips were the cause of 666 fatal accidents, while exposure to harmful substances or environments caused 401 deaths.
Nearly anyone who is injured at work is entitled to file a claim for workers’ compensation according to Nebraska law, so you should be eligible to recover benefits for your medical treatment and lost wages. As soon as possible after suffering serious injuries on the job, contact The Robert Pahlke Law Group for aggressive legal representation in your claim for damages.
GETTING COMPENSATED FOR ON-THE-JOB ACCIDENTS
Workers’ comp benefits are, unfortunately, rather limited. For example, wage loss benefits generally only pay at the rate of two-thirds of your normal wages. An attorney from our firm can help you avoid having your claim wrongfully denied or reduced, as well as exploring any other sources of compensation that may be available, such as by filing a personal injury claim against anyone whose negligence caused or contributed to your accident.
Whether you were injured in a construction accident, an oil field accident, or if you have lost a loved one and want to file a claim for wrongful death, we are ready to help you. We understand that this situation may change your life forever, and want to help you recover as much compensation as possible so that you can regain stability in your life.
Our Nebraska injury attorneys have extensive experience representing clients with workplace injury claims. We can assist you with every aspect of the case, from gathering medical documentation of the full scope of your injuries to negotiating or litigating over the value of your claim. Call 308-633-4444 to contact us now to take your first steps toward claiming compensation!