Each year over 2 million workplace injuries are reported in the United States, and over 100,000 nonfatal workplace injuries were reported in Illinois alone. Workers in all sectors of industry, including offices and retail, may need to file a worker’s compensation claim at some point in their career. Our team at Walter J. Pink & Associates, PC provides expert legal counsel to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
While loggers and deep-sea fishermen take on the most risk for personal injury in the workplace, employees in all sectors of industry assume some degree of risk. Slips and falls are the most common injury for office workers, and retail workers face the risk of strains and sprains for lifting merchandise. Most workplace accidents are preventable when employers provide the proper training and accommodations needed to ensure the safety of their employees. It is the employers responsibility to help prevent accidents by providing employees with proper attire, safe equipment, and adequate breaks. Failures to comply with OSHA’s standards for a safe work environment should be reported.
If you’ve filed a worker’s compensation claim, you’ve taken an important step, not just for yourself, but for the safety of your coworkers and workers throughout the country. Our goal is to help you in your fight for justice against unsafe working conditions, to create a better future for workers everywhere. For legal representation in your worker’s compensation case, give us a call at Walter J. Pink & Associates, PC today.