Spinal Cord Injury Caused by Job Site Negligence
Employers have an obligation to provide a safe working environment for employees. When they fail do to so, it often results in catastrophic injuries. Some of these, such as spinal cord injuries, can place a serious physical, emotional, and financial burden on you and your family.
The most common work environment resulting in a spinal cord injury is a construction site. The dangerous nature of the job, such as working in high places with heavy machinery, makes construction site accidents a common occurrence. Many of these injuries are very serious, including:
A significant number of construction site accidents are the result of job site negligence. The following negligent actions greatly increase your risk of injury at these dangerous work environments:
- Poorly maintained equipment
- Improper signage
- Unsafe working conditions
- Contractor negligence
However, you do not have to work at a construction site to suffer a spinal cord injury at work. Slip and fall injuries can easily cause spinal cord injuries. Unfortunately, job site negligence often creates conditions that result in these injuries.
If your spinal cord injury was the result of job site negligence, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your damages. Indiana spinal cord injury lawyer Richard Truitt is here to help you hold negligent employers accountable for their actions. Mr. Truitt has handled workplace injury and spinal cord injury claims for more than 40 years, and he understands the complexities associated with them.
Mr. Truitt can help you receive the compensation you need to cover:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation costs
- Lost income
- Long term care
- Pain and suffering