Have you been injured in a contact with objects and equipment accident? If you have, you are probably eligible for workers’ compensation.
In order to get workers’ compensation, your injury has to have happened during the course of you doing your job for your employer, and your injury has to have prevented you from working for at least 3 days (in some states it is 7 days).
Have you been approved to get workers’ compensation? Has your employer threatened you or their insurance company denied your claim? If you are having any kind of trouble getting the workers’ compensation you deserve, the right thing to do is to contact a workers’ compensation lawyer and have your case evaluated at no cost or obligation to you.
Contact with objects and equipment is exactly what it sounds like. It is an accident in which a worker is injured as a result of forcible impact or contact with an object or a piece of equipment. In other words, it is being struck or hit by an object or a piece of equipment.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) considers accidents that involve contact with objects and equipment as a category or classification of accidents. However, OSHA does not consider an accident to be contact with objects and equipment when that contact comes from transportation accidents, assaults, violent acts, fires, explosions or falls.
Being injured in a contact with objects and equipment accident is a risk that is faced in many types of work, but there are occupations that involve a higher risk. Some of these are:
Health care workers
Pilots and flight engineers
Assembly line workers
Farmers and ranchers.
Contact with objects and equipment is a type of accident that is one of the leading causes of injuries and fatalities on the job. Injuries resulting from a contact with objects and equipment accident include:
Broken bones and fractures
Traumatic brain injuries
Internal organ injuries
Cuts, lacerations, bruises
Again, if you were injured at work in a contact with objects and equipment accident, you are probably eligible for workers’ compensation. This is true even if the accident was your own fault.
The reason for this is because workers’ compensation is a no-fault business type of insurance for employers. What this means is, although there can be exceptions, fault is not considered in regard to eligibility for workers’ compensation.
If you are not getting the workers’ compensation that is rightfully yours, if your employer is threatening you or trying to keep you from getting workers’ compensation, or your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company has denied your claim; the smart thing to do is to contact a workers’ compensation lawyer and have your case evaluated at no cost or obligation to you. A workers’ compensation lawyer will fight hard to protect your rights and get you all of the benefits that are rightfully yours.
Article written by James Shugart
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