A work or job injury is an injury that occurs on the job or in the course of employment. Sometimes it is obvious that the injury was the result of an accident that occurred while the employee was working, as in the situation where a construction worker falls from a roof.

However, in many cases, the details of the injury, are not so clear-cut. In these instances, an employer will usually deny liability and try to claim that the injury was pre-existing. An example is long-term exposure to toxins or chemical at the workplace.

What Are Common Job-Related Injuries?

Some common types of work related injuries include:

What Is Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ Compensation is a program, governed by state law, which compensates employees for work related-injuries. Employers are required to carry Workers’ Compensation insurance. Unlike non-job related injuries, fault or negligence is not a bar to an employee receiving medical costs, lost wages or benefits paid to the family of a worker who died as a result of their injury. The links below provide additional information on workers’ compensation law:

Should I Seek Legal Advice?

If you have been injured on the job, whether physically or emotionally, you should contact an workers compensation attorney immediately. Employers often have attorneys standing by to defend them in employment cases and it is important that you are just as well prepared. An experienced personal injury attorney or employment attorney will ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.