For every 1,000 Indiana workers, 31 were injured on the job seriously enough to require medical attention during the year 2020, according to a report from the Indiana Department of Labor. People are often surprised to learn that more than 58% of the workers who had job injuries or job-related illnesses were women, and workers aged 35 to 44 had a higher rate of job injuries and job-related illnesses than other age groups. However, both men and women and workers of all ages are at risk of being injured in the workplace.
More than one million people are employed in the Anderson-Indianapolis-Carmel area, as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the unemployment rate has been going down. While this is good for the area’s economy, it unfortunately also means that more people are likely to be hurt in workplace accidents.
If you or a loved one were injured on the job, the highly experienced Anderson workers compensation attorneys at Klezmer Maudlin PC can help you get the benefits you need and deserve. We wrote the book on workers compensation in Indiana and have handled more than 31,000 Indiana workers compensation claims. We would be glad to provide a free case review to let you know if you have a good case.
Common Types of Workplace Accidents in Anderson, Indiana
Workplace accidents and injuries can happen in any type of job. Some of the most common types of accidents we see in our legal practice in Anderson and throughout Indiana include:
Many companies have been building new warehouses or expanding existing ones in the Anderson area. This has led to an explosion of new warehouse jobs. Unfortunately, warehouse workers are exposed to many hazards that may cause accidents and injuries.
Warehouse accidents include being cut or crushed by machinery, being hit by falling objects, hands getting caught in conveyor belts, falling from ladders or high levels, slipping or tripping, being struck or crushed by forklifts, muscle strains and sprains from bending and reaching or from lifting and carrying heavy objects, repetitive stress injuries, and being exposed to toxic substances that may cause immediate injuries or cause illness over time.
If you were hurt in a warehouse accident, the Klezmer Maudlin Anderson workers compensation attorneys can help you get the benefits you need to pay for your medical bills and compensate for much of your lost income.
Forklifts are three times heavier than the average car, but they are less stable. That’s a dangerous combination. Forklift drivers and workers on the ground nearby can be seriously injured or killed when forklifts tip or roll over. Severe or fatal injuries may also occur when a forklift falls off a loading dock or when the load a forklift is carrying slides off and strikes someone on the ground.
If you were injured in a forklift accident in Anderson, we can help you get all the Workers Compensation benefits that you are entitled to receive under Indiana law.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents can occur indoors or outdoors. They can happen in any Anderson workplace, including stores, restaurants, offices, healthcare facilities, construction sites, warehouses, and factories. Slipping hazards include ice, spilled liquids, and freshly waxed floors. Tripping hazards include objects left in walkways, cords running across aisles, uneven walking surfaces, loose carpets, and broken stairs.
In addition to the dangers of falling on the same level because of slipping and tripping hazards, falling from elevated areas is a danger in construction, warehouse, and other types of work.
If you were hurt in a slip and fall accident, we can help you receive your workers compensation benefits so that you can focus your time and energy on getting better.
Construction Site Accidents
There are, unfortunately, many hazards on construction sites. Workers can fall from roofs, ladders, scaffolding, openings in floors, and other elevated areas. They can slip or trip and fall while walking. Being struck by vehicles or heavy equipment can cause severe injuries. Trenches can collapse. Defective equipment and cords can cause electrical injuries.
If you were injured while working on a construction site, we would be glad to talk with you and let you know if you have a good case.
Service Worker Injuries
People who work in the hospitality industry, including restaurants and hotels, or in healthcare settings, including hospitals and nursing homes, often perform repetitive motions as key parts of their jobs. Over time, they are at risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome or other repetitive stress injuries. Areas of the body that may be affected include hands, shoulders, back, and neck.
Service workers may also develop sprains and strains from lifting and moving heavy objects, including lifting patients in healthcare settings. Slip and fall accidents are another cause of injuries on the job.
We have a lot of experience helping service workers injured over time by repetitive motions or suddenly because of accidents. We would be glad to evaluate your case and help you get the benefits you deserve.
Workers Compensation Benefits in Anderson, Indiana
If you were injured on the job in Anderson, you may be entitled to receive Indiana workers compensation benefits, which may include:
- Payment for your medical expenses, including doctor’s visits, tests, treatments, surgery, and medication.
- Payment for a substantial part of your lost work income if you cannot work a full schedule or cannot work at all.
- Disability payment if you are permanently disabled.
We have been able to get many of our clients lump-sum cash payments.
How Experienced Anderson Workers Compensation Attorneys Can Help
If you are injured, workers compensation benefits will make a big difference in your life. The Klezmer Maudlin Anderson workers compensation attorneys are dedicated to helping workers get everything the law entitles them to receive. We can help you in any of these situations:
- You have questions about how to apply for workers compensation.
- Your claim has been denied.
- Your claim was approved but for less than you think you are entitled to.
- You are already receiving workers compensation benefits, but something seems like it’s not being done right.
Our goal is to get you your full benefits as quickly as possible. If you are disputing the decision on your claim, the process is very complex, and you will need legal help. If you have a hearing before the Indiana Workers Compensation Board, Indiana law requires you to have an Indiana attorney if you want someone to represent you before the board.
We are a pro-worker law firm. We are recognized throughout Indiana for our knowledge of and experience with workers compensation law. We were honored to be chosen to write the book, Workers Compensation Law and Practice, published by Thomson Reuters, that attorneys throughout Indiana rely on as a guide to their own workers compensation legal practices. We have handled more than 31,000 workers compensation claims in Indiana and would be glad to talk to you about yours.
Contact Us for the Workers Compensation Benefits Help You Need in Anderson!
Let us use our experience and knowledge to help you with your workers compensation claim. For a free, confidential case review, call us today at 317-569-9644.