Following these incidents, you need to seek legal advice to determine if you are entitled to workers’ compensation and benefits and/or damages through an injury lawsuit. Remember, workplace accidents can result in serious personal injuries, like paralysis, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations and severe burns.
All of these injuries may require expensive medical treatment, including therapy and rehabilitation, which may not be covered entirely by workers’ compensation or may leave you destitute. Keep in mind, approximately 100 employees in Tennessee are injured in workplace accidents each year, which can result from slip-and-falls, violence, fires, explosions and vehicle crashes.
Unfortunately, on December 12, a Knoxville worker had to be rescued from a trench that collapsed when he was installing a sewer line. The man was reportedly trapped and buried up to his neck in debris. He reportedly had to receive medical treatment through an intravenous tube while he was being rescued.
Finding Legal Assistance Following a Workplace Accident
As we have reported in our blog, many workplace accidents are avoidable, as employers place workers in dangerous situations or do not have enough safety measures in place to prevent a mishap from occurring.
A workplace accident could place a tremendous financial burden on you or your family. Our Nashville injury attorney can help lighten the stress placed on your family by holding the responsible party accountable following a workplace accident.
“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”
– Galatians 6:9