Workplace accidents can happen in any industry or type of business. Some industries, however, are more likely to experience accidents that result in injured employees or other situations. The construction, oil and gas as well as transportation industries are all known to have higher than average rates of people being injured on the job and associated claims. Employees in these situations can face lost wages, out-of-pocket medical expenses and more.
On-the-job accidents can happen in any industry or any profession in Alabama. Some can be relatively minor and others can result in damage that leads to permanent disability. A work-related injury, whether due to an accident or environmental nature at a jobsite, requires prompt attention and can sometimes be the subject of a workers' compensation claim, allowing the injured employee to recoup lost wages or out-of-pocket medical expenses.
Alabama employees in any industry can be at risk for contracting illnesses or being injured in the line of duty. A work-related injury can leave a worker unable to work for a short time or for an extended period of time, resulting in serious financial hardship from lost wages. Such a challenge can be in addition to sometimes painful physical or emotional components of the injury. In extreme situations, death even occurs.