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Injuries from Falls on the Job

When a person falls while on the job, he or she may be entitled to pursue and recover a variety of workers’ compensation benefits. An experienced Matthews workers’ compensation attorney can review the circumstances of your fall with you and may be able to pursue benefits on your behalf. 

 

Many workers, including construction workers, regularly work atop buildings, ladders, and scaffolding, creating the potential for a serious fall injury. When a worker falls to the ground from a high place, he or she could suffer a variety of serious and traumatic injuries, including fractures, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic head and brain injuries. These injuries often require a significant amount of medical treatment that may prevent the injured person from working for a long time. 

If you have suffered injuries in a fall that you sustained while you were on the job, the knowledgeable Matthews workers’ compensation lawyers at the Panchenko Law Firm are ready to help you pursue the benefits that you deserve. Please reach out today to discover more about how we could help you file a workers’ compensation claim for benefits. 

 

Consequences of a Fall Injury

When a worker suffers a fall injury while he or she is on the job, there can be numerous negative consequences. First, depending upon the nature and extent of the injury or injuries sustained, the worker might have to take some time off to recuperate, losing considerable income as a result. In addition, the worker may need to undergo extensive medical treatment and procedures, such as surgeries, in order to recover. Also, in serious fall injury cases, the worker might sustain a permanent injury that will impact him or her indefinitely. 

 

Eligibility for Workers’ Compensation Benefits

 

In order for an injured worker to be eligible to recover workers’ compensation benefits, he or she must have been injured while on the job and while performing a job duty (while in the scope of the worker’s employment). If the worker is eligible, he or she could pursue the following types of benefits, depending upon the circumstances:

 

  1. Payment of related medical expenses
  2. Payment of a portion of the injured worker’s lost wages
  3. Permanency benefits if the worker suffered a permanent injury in the fall accident
  4. Vocational rehabilitation if the worker has to switch jobs or careers because of injuries sustained in the fall accident

Workers’ compensation benefits are ordinarily available without regard to fault. Therefore, an eligible injured worker could recover these benefits regardless of who caused the fall accident. 

Speak to an Experienced Matthews Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Today

 

The knowledgeable team of attorneys at Panchenko Law Firm can determine your eligibility for workers’ compensation benefits following injuries you sustained in a fall accident. If you are eligible, we could help you pursue the various benefits to which you are entitled. For a free legal consultation and case evaluation with an experienced Matthews workers’ compensation attorney, please call us today at (704) 900-7675 or contact us online.  

 

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