Getting hurt at work is a serious matter

On Behalf of | Jan 16, 2015 | Workplace Injuries

Despite strict regulations that mandate safety standards for many United States industries, American workers get hurt in droves every year. Some of those injured workers live right here in Phoenix and each day they work to cope with the harms they sustained while trying to earn their livings. From serious, life-threatening workplace accidents to minor incidents that leave workers wondering if they should report their ailments, on-the-job injuries affect workers across many types of jobs.

Regardless of the type of employment a person has, his or her employer should take some steps to protect the worker while performing the duties of his or her job. Although such steps can vary depending upon the type of work the employee must do, workers should be properly trained and provided with adequate safety equipment to perform their work-related tasks in a safe manner. When employers fail to provide such education and tools to the individuals in their employ, liability on the part of the employer may result.

Without some evaluation it can be challenging for an injured employee to know if he has a viable legal claim against his employer for his work-related injuries. The attorneys of Jerome, Gibson, Stewart, Stevenson, Engle & Runbeck can help injured workers investigate their claim-related inquiries and prepare litigation paperwork against their potentially negligent employers. Though no two workplace injury cases are the same and no legal outcome can ever be guaranteed, the attorneys of the firm have collectively served injured workers in many different fields and industries.

When an employee is hurt on the job he or she can struggle to get back to work. Not working can mean lost wages and financial suffering for the employee and their family. Attorneys who advocate for the rights of injured workers can help their clients defend those rights and pursue compensation for their accident-related injuries. The law firm of Jerome, Gibson, Stewart, Stevenson, Engle & Runbeck offers to the public an informational website on workplace injuries that may be of interest to individuals who have been hurt at work.