Among the most common of personal injury claims seen in Barrie are work-related injuries, and that’s why our lawyers are especially efficient and skilled at handling them. It’s an unfortunate fact that many workplaces are full of hazards that could and should have been easily fixed. When employers are either too lazy or too cheap to take care of those hazards, it can lead to disaster for unsuspecting employees. And if you sustain an injury in the workplace, it’s not just the pain and recovery you need to worry about either. There’s also the stress of missing work while you recover, the earnings lost because of it, and the possibility of difficulty in the workplace once you return.
In many ways, work-related injuries can be tougher to deal with than other types of personal injury. If your job involves a lot of physical activity and you’ve sustained a debilitating spinal injury, for example, there’s a very good possibility that you’ll never be able to go back to work in that capacity again. Add to that the fact that you’ll have to deal with your employer’s policies and miles of paperwork and a work-related injury can very quickly spiral into a nightmare. This is why it’s important that you contact one of Barrie’s injury lawyers as soon as possible after being injured in the work place. The sooner you seek legal advice, the sooner you can begin the claim process working toward compensation.
Because work-related injuries can have such a huge negative impact on quality of life, you’re going to want to work with a lawyer that’s got experience in that area. Your lawyer can examine the loss of wages you’ve already experienced as well as the wages you’re going to lose in the future. Additionally, they’ll take a look at the cost of your medical bills and other expenses that you’ve incurred due to your injuries. There are also other financial factors that may not have occurred to you that your lawyer will consider, such as how your injury has affected your ability to maintain your yard and home and look after your children (if you have them). Your lawyer considers all of these when working toward getting you your compensation, which is why it’s a good idea to document all the ways your injury has affected you.
Not every work-related injury is going to amount to a personal injury claim, but if you’re not certain whether or not you have a case for it, it’s advisable that you contact an personal injury law firm in Barrie.