Virginia Work Injury Lawyers

Consult a Skilled Catastrophic Injury Attorney at Reinhardt Harper Davis, PLC

If you or someone you love was severely injured while at work, a catastrophic injury attorney at Reinhardt Harper Davis, PLC in Richmond, VA, can help minimize the effects this unfortunate incident can have on your quality of life. Our team of attorneys will draw upon decades of combined experience and work tirelessly on your behalf. To schedule a consultation, contact our legal practice today.

What is a Catastrophic Injury?

An unconscious man lying in a hospital bedA catastrophic injury refers to any injury resulting in long-term or permanent damage that significantly impacts your quality of life, mobility, independence, or ability to maintain employment. Catastrophic injury cases most commonly involve:

  • Brain Injuries

  • Neck Injuries

  • Back Injuries

  • Burn Injuries

  • Amputations

In catastrophic injury cases, victims may be eligible for compensation related to medical expenses and loss of wages.

Causes of Catastrophic Injury in the Workplace

Though they can occur in virtually all industries, catastrophic workplace injuries are most frequently related to:

Construction Accidents

Construction sites often have a number of individuals working at a height, transporting large objects, and operating heavy machinery, which can all lead to a catastrophic construction injury.

Heavy Equipment Accidents

Heavy equipment such as forklifts, excavators, and bulldozers can cause significant injury when used improperly, without consideration for the driver's surroundings, or as a result of a malfunction or design defect.

Vehicle Accidents

Motor vehicles can pose a significant risk to both operators and pedestrians, which is why they must be operated with care. If someone was driving negligently and struck you, or you were injured due to a vehicle malfunction or design flaw, you may have legal options.

Burn and Chemical Accidents

Chemicals, open flames, and heat sources (such as hot water or exhaust pipes) can cause significant injury and disfigurement. In addition, even a “minor” burn or chemical accident can cause long-term or permanent damage that impairs or prevents your ability to work. For example, a significant burn on the hand may poses little risk to your overall health, but it can still have a major impact on your dexterity.

Establishing Negligence of Third Parties Not Connected to your Employment May Also Lead to a Civil Liability Claim in Addition to a Work Injury Claim

When you choose our team of catastrophic injury attorneys to provide legal representation, we will work to determine the cause of your injury (or that of a loved one) and establish liability by working with expert witnesses and industry insiders and using decades of experience. If it can be shown that the injury was partially or fully caused by someone besides your employer or coworker, then that party may also be held responsible in certain cases.

Although workplace injuries are typically covered through workers' compensation, cases involving a death or catastrophic injury are unique because of the life-changing impact these losses often have. At Reinhardt Harper Davis, PLC , we will fully commit ourselves to maximizing your recovery.

Discuss Your Legal Options Today

Although nothing can undo the damage and pain caused by a catastrophic injury, we can help you and your family secure the financial compensation needed to move forward. To speak with an experienced catastrophic injury attorney today, reach out to Reinhardt Harper Davis, PLC today.

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