Thousands of Hoosiers suffer workplace injuries in Indiana every single year. Many of these injuries lead to worker’s compensation claims and, in some cases, disputes between employers and their employees over benefits. At Coriden Glover, we have helped many of our clients resolve disputes over worker’s compensation claims.
Workplace injuries can happen to anyone. When they do, an experienced attorney can help you in all stages of a claim. Contact our attorneys today.
Common Workplace Injuries
Workplace injuries come in many forms. Here are just a few of the most serious injuries that a worker may suffer in Indiana.
Electrocution – Electrocutions are one of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s “Fatal Four” causes of workplace deaths. Electrocutions can cause serious burns, internal damage and death. In the workplace they are most often caused by failure to provide adequate protection to employees, malfunctioning equipment or carelessness of other workers.
Traumatic Brain Injury – According to a study from the National Institute of Health, the three industries with the most TBIs were construction, transportation and agriculture/forestry/fishing. The Brain Injury Institute said that around 20 percent of all workplace TBIs were the result of falls on slick, uneven or cluttered surfaces.
Paralysis – Serious injuries at work to the brain and spinal cord can result in paralysis. These injuries have a huge impact on quality of life and can cost millions of dollars over a lifetime of care. Worker’s compensation benefits can assist with the long-term care needs of injured workers. Contact us to explore Indiana’s worker’s comp benefits.
Loss of Limbs/Amputation – Loss of limbs and amputations in the workplace often occur in industries that use heavy equipment. Because of the hazards associated with operating heavy machinery, many workplace amputations happen in industries like manufacturing, construction and other high-risk work environments.
Lower Back/Spinal Cord Injuries – Spinal cord injuries can lead to permanent disability, paralysis and death. When injuries occur in the lower back, they can also involve the spinal cord damage, herniated discs and ruptured discs. Spine and back injuries can be caused by falls, equipment malfunctions, on-the-job vehicle accidents, falling inventory, et al.
Featured Article: Overview of Indiana Worker’s Compensation Laws
The attorneys at Coriden Glover have represented many clients in these disputes, and we will fight for you to ensure that your best interests are being represented. While worker’s compensation laws in Indiana can get complex, there are a few key things that you need to know. READ ARTICLE
No matter what side of a claim you are on, a worker’s compensation dispute might seem like an intimidating process, but it doesn’t have to be. With the help of a worker’s compensation attorney, you can be sure that your interests are being represented.
At Coriden Glover, our experience is an asset to our clients, and we can give you knowledgeable, skilled representation in all stages of a dispute. Contact us today to learn how we can assist you.