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Work Injuries

Arkansas Work Injury Attorneys

Holding Negligent Employers Accountable

Every year millions of Americans suffer from non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses while on the job. Although these injuries may not be fatal, they are still traumatic and can cause physical and emotional damage to the injured party.

Workplace accidents or work injury are unexpected and preventable events that can cause serious injury. To qualify for workers compensation benefits, the injury sustained must be an accident that occurs while on the job.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured on the job contact our experienced Arkansas work injury lawyers at Caddell Reynolds Law Firm.

Navigating a Workers’ Compensation Claim

There are many ways one can become injured on the job. Some of the most common preventable workplace injuries include:

  • Repetitive motion injuries – this includes typing and excessive computer use which can result in strained muscles and tendons causing back pain, vision problems, and cumulative trauma disorder.
  • Machine entanglement – these typically occur in a factory setting where heavy equipment and machinery is used. All employees should be provided with proper protective barriers, equipment, and training classes.
  • Vehicle crashes – if you drive for business purposes and are involved in a car accident, the company can be held responsible if you are not at fault. Employers should be given safe driving policies on distracted and defensive driving as well as safe-driver training courses.
  • Slip and fall accidents – it is very easy to slip on wet floors or trip over objects. These injuries can be fatal and cause serious injuries. Employers should ensure non-slip rugs are placed in slippery areas, use signs to indicate wet floors, clearly label or cover uneven areas and cords, and properly train employees on clean up.

Every work injury is different but your employer is responsible for making sure injuries like this do not happen. Depending on the extent of your injury, how it occurred, and the conditions surrounding your accident, you could receive compensation. It is important to immediately seek medical attention if you sustain an injury on the job and make sure to be careful when talking with medical staff, case managers, or vocational experts after an injury.

It is important to have an experienced Arkansas workers’ compensation attorney on your side after an accident. Caddell Reynolds Law Firm can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Why We Represent Injured Workers

Some workplace injuries can be very severe. We understand that in addition to any compensation you might receive from workers’ compensation insurance, you may need to bring a lawsuit against your employer. If the reason you were injured was due to someone else’s negligence or unsafe working conditions you may be entitled to a lump sum payment.

Not every employer values their employees and sometimes they ask for workers to do things that are not safe. They may also not provide proper training for the work that needs to be done, which can lead to injuries as well.

Workers’ Compensation Representation

No matter what kind of work you do, you should have proper training and safe conditions in which to perform your job.

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If you have been injured on the job in Jonesboro, Fort Smith, Fayetteville, Rogers, or any of the surrounding areas, due to unsafe conditions or negligence, contact Caddell Reynolds Law Firm today.

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