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Work Injuries Can Cause Lifelong Disability

December 29, 2016 — by Jessica Graziano
Tags: Workers Compensation Construction Accidents

A leg with an amputation being bandagedWorkplace injuries can happen in any occupation and can cause lifelong disability. When a workplace injury and lifelong disability occurs as a result of someone else's negligence, the victim may be entitled to compensation for loss of potential earnings, future medical expenses, and other damages. If you or a loved one has suffered from a severe work injury and lifelong disability, the attorneys at the Richmond, VA law firm of Reinhardt Harper Davis, PLC are here to help. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will work on your behalf to obtain the maximum compensation you may be entitled to for your workplace injury.

Lifelong Disabilities Caused by Workplace Injuries

Workplace injuries can range from mild to debilitating. In severe situations, injuries may cause lifelong disabilities, potentially impacting a person's ability to continue working or lead the life they're accustomed to. Some common lifelong disabilities caused by workplace injuries include:

  • Nerve damage
  • Partial or complete paralysis
  • Facial paralysis
  • Brain damage
  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty communicating
  • Limb amputation
  • Severe burn injuries

The Causes of Workplace Injuries

There are many potential causes of workplace injuries. Although some occupations are more hazardous than others, like a construction site, a workplace injury can happen at any place of employment. Some possible causes of workplace injuries include:

  • Improperly maintained equipment
  • Lack of training
  • Falls
  • Overexertion
  • Electrical shock
  • Being struck by an object or equipment
  • Misuse of tools

Determining Eligibility for Compensation

Sustaining lifelong disability as a result of a workplace injury can severely impact a person's life, both financially and physically. Those who have sustained a permanent disability may not be able to return to work due their injury or may need to find a new job that aligns with their abilities. Pursuing a new job may mean less pay and less job satisfaction. Additionally, current and future medical costs, as well as loss of wages and future income can make it difficult for those injured at the workplace to support themselves and their families.

When an injury or lifelong disability occurs as a result of someone else's negligence at the workplace, there may be grounds for a personal injury lawsuit. Contacting a personal injury attorney can help determine if you or a loved one is entitled to compensation for injuries sustained at the workplace. A personal injury attorney can help ensure an injured party receives compensation for current and future medical expenses, which may include medications, medical equipment, surgeries, and physical therapy, as well as compensation for loss of future income.

Learn More about Your Legal Rights

If you or a loved one has suffered a lifelong disability from a workplace injury, it is important to contact an experienced attorney to help you or your loved one seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. The lawyers of Reinhardt Harper Davis, PLC are standing by to help you obtain the maximum compensation for you workplace injury. Contact our work injury law firm to learn more about your legal rights.

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