Kansas City Work Injury Attorney
A work injury can be a devastating experience. Depending on the extent of your injury, you could be facing months or years of lost wages and possibly even permanent disability. Whether your work injury was related to handling machinery, repetitive motion, or physical or emotional stress, you may be entitled to receive compensation to help you avoid financial hardship during an already difficult time.
If you have a work-related injury and you need help with the workers’ compensation process or your claim was denied, contact Mayer & Associates, P.C., to learn more about your rights as an injured worker and your options under the law.
Common Workplace Injuries
There are many types of injuries that can happen in the workplace. Some of the most common injuries include:
- Repetitive motion injury from keyboarding or mousing
- Back injuries from heavy lifting
- Eye strain suffered from being made to work in poorly lit conditions
- Emotional trauma suffered as a result of being asked to perform psychologically damaging duties
Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Injured workers could be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits while they recover from their injuries or while they wait for a permanent disability claim to go through. These benefits can aid you in paying bills – including housing costs and medical costs related to your injury – and can also connect you with vocational rehabilitation services aimed at getting you back into the workforce once you are fully recovered.
Lawsuits Related To Negligence
Depending on how your injury took place, you may also be able to file a civil lawsuit citing negligence or liability on your employer’s part. For example, if your eyes were injured while welding because your manager failed to provide you with a welding helmet or other protective eyewear, it is possible to sue your employer for negligence resulting in personal injury. These types of lawsuits are aimed at the recovery of damages in the form of financial compensation. Damages are estimated based on various elements unique to each case and could include the cost of medical care, the number of wages lost as a result of the injury, and the pain and suffering endured by the worker because of their employer’s negligence.
We Can Help You File A Work Injury Claim In Court
If you were hurt at work and want to know more about your options under the law, contact a work injury lawyer in Kansas City at Mayer & Associates, P.C. Our attorney has more than 25 years of legal experience helping people turn a bad day into a brighter future. We pride ourselves on our ability to work tirelessly to get our clients justice in the courtrooms, and we refuse to charge any fees until your case is settled or won. Call 816-692-2877 or use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation.