Meriden, Connecticut Work Injuries Lawyer
Experiencing an accident at work can be confusing and overwhelming. You may have painful and debilitating injuries that cost thousands of dollars in medical care and take you out of work. Whether or not someone else caused your workplace accident, injury or illness, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Contact the Law Offices of James A. Welcome for assistance with the recovery process.
Why We’re the Right Choice for Your Legal Representation
- We won’t leave you in the dark. We know what you’re going through after a workplace accident; we will communicate with you often and give you frequent case updates.
- Our lawyers know how to get real results. We’ve obtained millions of dollars on behalf of our personal injury and workers’ compensation clients. When results matter most, count on us.
- Our law firm has the staff, experience and resources to help you with even the most complicated work injury case. We use a team-based approach to achieve our client’s goals.
How a Work Injuries Lawyer Can Help You
While we know that no amount of money can make up for serious work injuries, we also wish to do whatever is necessary to help you move forward. This includes achieving fair reimbursement for your losses. Our work injury lawyers in Meriden can provide a comprehensive investigation of your work accident, look for evidence of fault, answer your questions and provide advice that you can trust, and negotiate for the best possible case results on your behalf.
Common Work Accidents and Injuries in Meriden, CT
Many workers and employees in Connecticut are at risk of occupational injuries and illnesses. According to statistics from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, construction is the deadliest industry in the nation. However, you could be at risk of suffering serious injuries in many different work environments. Common examples of work accidents include:
- Slip, trip and fall accidents
- Ladder falls
- Transportation accidents
- Heavy machinery accidents
- Contact with equipment
- Tractor overturns
- Scaffold falls
- Struck-by falling objects
- Severe burns
- Crane collapses
- Exposure to hazardous substances
- Fires and explosions
- Overexertion and repetitive motions
Accidents or dangerous conditions at work can lead to serious injuries, such as broken bones, burns, soft-tissue injuries, lacerations, traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. If you’ve been diagnosed with any type of injury or illness connected to your job in Meriden, don’t hesitate to contact an attorney. You may be entitled to financial compensation through one or more outlets.
Your Rights After a Workplace Injury in Connecticut
There are two main options for an injured employee to recover financial compensation in Connecticut: a workers’ compensation claim and a personal injury lawsuit. Workers’ comp is typically the easier choice, as you don’t have to prove fault or negligence (the failure to use proper care) to be eligible for benefits. However, a personal injury lawsuit against a negligent party could result in greater compensation for your losses, such as pain and suffering and 100 percent of your lost wages.
If you accept a workers’ comp settlement from your employer’s insurance provider, you cannot sue your employer. Yet you may be able to bring a lawsuit against a third party for contributing to your work injuries even after receiving workers’ comp. If your injuries were caused by a defective product at work, for instance, you could receive financial benefits through both types of claims. Take the right step forward with advice from our experienced work injury lawyers in Meriden.
Injured at Work in Meriden? Contact Us Today for a Free Consultation
No worker should have to deal with an injury claim alone after a workplace disaster. Help is available at the Law Offices of James A. Welcome. We will put our legal resources and years of on-the-job experience to work on your behalf. We will be your greatest advocates in the fight for justice and maximum financial compensation after a Meriden work injury. Request your free case evaluation with one of our attorneys today. Contact us online or call (203) 753-7300.