From unsafe working conditions to repetitive stress, there are many reasons why people continue to be injured on the job. Unfortunately, a work accident victim may struggle with a wide variety of hardships that make daily life incredibly difficult. In addition to physical pain and disability caused by a neck injury, back injury or other ailment, people who are dealing with this may also struggle to pay their medical expenses and have financial difficulties due to lost wages, among other problems. At The Sapp Law Firm, we understand how devastating workplace injuries often are for people in Jasper, Walker and throughout the state of Alabama. As a result, we work hard to stand up for the rights of employees who are going through this.
A workplace accident and any resulting injuries can occur in any line of work, at any location. However, some industries understandably are more dangerous and carry higher rates of injured employees. In Alabama and around the nation, these include oil and gas, transportation and construction. Sometimes accidents are truly just that, unavoidable situations. Other times, a noticeable OSHA violation may contribute. Still other times, there may even be negligence. Neck injury, back injury permanent disability or even death can be the end result of a work accident.
Workers’ injuries sustained as a result of performing one’s job can result when least expected. Sometimes, a workplace accident is unavoidable and other times it can be the result of some negligence on the part of an employer or even a co-worker. Either way, the need for workers’ compensation is real as a means to help provide compensation to injured Alabama employees or their families in the case of a fatal work accident.