Workers across the U.S. suffer from injuries everyday. Whether in a single-event construction site accident or in a slip and fall accident at a retail store, physical injuries can range from minor scrapes and bruises to serious brain injuries and even death.
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No matter what the circumstances of your specific case, if you or a loved one has been injured while at work, contact Gacovino, Lake & Associates for help. At Gacovino, Lake & Associates, we have extensive experience helping individuals and families who have been injured on the job seek and recover the compensation they are entitled to.
Office workers who spend many hours of the day typing, construction workers who operate heavy equipment, and industrial workers who come into contact with asbestos or other toxic substances, are all at risk for some type of workplace injury. Workers’ compensation is a benefit system designed to reimburse employees for medical expenses and other costs related to injuries they incur on the job. Injured workers are eligible for these benefits no matter who is at fault for the accident; however, workers who accept these benefits forfeit the right to sue their employer.
If you have been injured on the job, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation. For more information, contact the workers’ compensation attorneys at Gacovino, Lake & Associates. Our attorneys will be happy to answer any questions you might have.
The overwhelming majority of employees in the United States are entitled to standard workers’ compensation benefits. Railroad workers, however are protected by the Federal Employees Liability Act (FELA). Enacted in 1908, FELA is a law designed to allow railroad workers to seek compensation for any injury they incur while on the job. Read more about FELA.
The Jones Act is a body of law designed to protect the rights of injured maritime workers. Each year, hundreds of maritime workers including seamen, sailors, divers and offshore workers are injured while at work. Such workers are exposed to dangerous conditions every day. If you or a loved one has been injured while working in the maritime industry, it is important to seek legal help from an attorney who fully understands the Jones Act. Read more about the Jones Act.
Repetitive Stress Injuries
Many of today’s jobs require workers to repeat the same motions over and over again, such as carrying heavy or awkward loads, typing, or using a mouse. The body has no time to rest between these movements, so people often develop repetitive stress injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis and a number of other ailments. If your job duties have caused a repetitive stress injury, our attorneys can evaluate your case and determine if you should proceed with legal action.
Helping Injured Workers and Families
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed while on the job, you should know that you do have rights. For more information about your specific case, please contact Gacovino, Lake & Associates today.