Construction accidents have the capacity to be catastrophic. With the environment and equipment, the nature of the job is very dangerous. Not only are the injuries catastrophic but the aftermath as well.
If you’ve suffered from a fork lift accident on the job call for a free consultation of your rights under the Workers’ Compensation Act and learn about your ability to bring a products liability claim to recover pain and suffering damages as well.
According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration more than 4,300 workers are killed while performing their jobs in the United States every year. Deaths in a family are always devastating but especially when it is unexpected and when that family member contributed to the family’s sense of financial stability.
Automobile accidents can cause serious damage to your property, yourself, and any loved ones that may be with you in your car. We rely on our cars to get us to work, our kids to school, and keep up our daily schedules.
If you have a pre-existing condition (for example, arthritis or a broken bone from sports accident) and your job aggravates or worsens that injury from repetitively lifting heavy objects or typing you will most likely receive your benefits for the worsening of the condition, not for the condition itself.
Psychological cases are more complex than other workers’ compensation claims. Often times it depends on the type of claim you are filing. If it’s tied to a physical accident, like stress caused by a heart attack, or you suffered an injury at work and now suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder these claims are more likely to end in your favor.
Many back and neck injuries require lengthy treatment and rehabilitation. This as well as the ongoing pain and medical treatment leads to a loss of wages for missed work. These injuries can also results in partial or permanent disability or even paralysis at its most severe.
An injury is deemed ‘catastrophic’ when a victim is unable to ever go back to work and deemed permanently disabled. These injuries can have a serious impact on your life, the lives of your family and loved ones, and your future.
Slip and Fall accidents can happen anywhere- the grocery store, parks, office buildings, and parking garages. Wherever they occur Poirier Law Firm will make sure to investigate all options to find out if you have a case. If it turns out the property owners were negligent in any way they will be held accountable.
If you have suffered a head or brain injury you need an experienced attorney to make sure you have everything you need to recover. We understand that victims of these types of injuries may have to suffer years of painful surgeries, rehabilitation, mounting medical bills, and the stress of dealing with the insurance company.
Spinal Cord Injuries can be extremely traumatic and can leave a person permanently disabled. It is important to contact an attorney right away to insure your rights are not being neglected.
As computers and technology become more and more a part of our everyday work environment injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome or other nerve problems are becoming more and more common. These injuries are repetitive use injuries and are common in factory workers, office workers, workers in the medical field, or anybody that experiences problems due to intensive use of their upper extremities.
Heart attacks and strokes can be severely devastating both to the victim and the victim’s family. Heart attacks and strokes involve hefty medical care, recovery, and lost wages. If the heart attack or stroke occurred outside of the workplace you may also be eligible to receive benefits if your job or overexertion at work contributed to your medical condition.
These injuries can be debilitating because they hinder your mobility. Many of these injuries are a result from a slip & fall accident and could have been prevented. Most workplace foot, knee, ankle, leg, and hip injuries are strains or sprains to the muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
Hand, Arm, and Shoulder injuries can severely limit your range of motion and your ability to perform in the work place. Many issues include range of motion impairment, nerve issues, muscle strains, or broken bones.
Loss of limbs or amputations of digits are among the most tragic and severe of the work place injuries that can occur. Major lifestyle changes are required and often times extensive and lifetime medical care as well.
Paralysis refers to the loss of muscle function in a specific muscle group that is commonly caused by damage to the nervous system. It’s characterized by loss of feeling and mobility and can be partial or complete, and occur on either or both sides of the body.
Crush injuries are very serious and occur when a limb is compressed between two objects causing severe damage. Usually heavy machinery is involved but can happen in almost any work environment. These injuries are traumatic and can cause severe nerve and tissue damage and may result in amputation, not to mention the emotion pain and suffering.
Car wreck injuries can be devastating and when you are involved in a car wreck on the job it can be a real headache. From dealing with insurance companies to your employer it’s easy to get out of hand.
Losing your vision or hearing will change your life forever and Poirier Law Firm wants to make sure you have the compensation you deserve to make the transition and your path to recovery as smooth as possible.
Lung injuries can vary in severity from strains in the soft tissue or the inhalation of irritants to a collapsed or punctured lung. The most serious chest and lung injuries often begin with fractured ribs that can result from a work place fall or auto accident.
The hip a very important joint and helps you stay balanced and stabled during your daily activities and because of this can only be dislocated or fractured if subjected to substantial force- like a fall or auto accident. If you or a loved one’s hip injury is serious enough for a hip replacement you know that the recovery process is long and involves extensive rehabilitation and physical and occupational therapy.
The knee bears the most weight in the body. It’s also one of the most complex joints- it allows your leg to swivel, bend, and straighten. However, since it is so complex this makes it vulnerable to injury and injuries can be sustained to the bones, cartilage, menisci, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Everything you do puts pressure on your knee joints so any injury to your knees will result in hindered mobility and a serious lifestyle change.
Chemical burns can occur from exposure to a heat source but also from exposure to corrosive substances like acid, base, oxidizers, solvents, reducing agents, or alkalizing agents. Burns are extremely painful, can require surgical graphs, may require long term care, and the scarring that is sometimes left behind can take a severe emotional toll.
An auto-immune disease is a disease where a person’s immune system is overactive. Instead of attacking only ‘bad things’ in your body (disease and infection) your body begins attacking your healthy cells and tissues as well which causes inflammation and pain. There are more than 80 types of auto-immune diseases and some have similar symptoms and getting a diagnosis can be frustrating.