Serious Injuries Are Common In Certain Occupations
While every occupation contains elements of danger and the possibility of injury, there are certain jobs and work environments that contain the potential for catastrophic injuries. If you were injured at work or you lost a loved one in an occupational accident, it is wise to seek the counsel of experienced personal injury lawyers who can guide you through the legal process.
At Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz, P.A., we have extensive experience representing clients in Minneapolis, St. Paul or other Twin Cities communities. We understand that a serious work injury can dramatically impact the entire family — possibly leading to financial peril. It is our goal to provide the legal guidance and representation necessary to help you recover the maximum compensation possible.
Workers’ Compensation For High-Risk Occupations
There are numerous occupations that come with an inherent risk. That said, however, an employee should be able to perform his or her job duties in an environment made safe by an employer. Our attorneys are prepared to represent clients who were injured in dangerous occupations such as:
- Construction: There is likely no other civilian occupation more dangerous than construction work. From ladder falls to scaffolding collapses to hazardous materials to trench collapses, construction workers face catastrophic injuries at every turn. Even those not directly on the work site, such as materials handlers or construction vehicle operators, are in danger.
- First responders: Police, fire and medical responders put themselves in danger nearly every minute of every shift. Whether the situation involves a burning building, gun violence or contagious outbreak, these workers face life-threatening danger.
- Health care: From lifting incapacitated patients to wrestling with an individual who is fighting treatment, health care workers perform a very physical task.
- Industrial: Manufacturing facilities and industrial plants are home to enormous machinery and hazardous materials. Crush injuries, amputation and toxic exposure can be common, life-altering occurrences.
With questions regarding your workers’ compensation case or the legal options available to you, we encourage you to contact our firm.