Lifting Injuries on the Job
Your Legal Options After Being Injured Due to Heavy Lifting at Your Job or Workplace
Many people living in the Dallas area perform very labor intensive jobs which frequently result in lifting injuries. If you have been injured lifting heavy objects while on the job our attorneys at Grossman Law Offices may be able to help you. Back and neck injuries are extremely common and can be incredibly debilitating to your health and ability to work.
Labor Intensive Jobs in Dallas
There are over one million people who live and work in the city of Dallas. This means in Dallas there are thousands of people who work in construction, gardening, restaurant, retail, shipping, and the moving industry. Often people who work in these specific fields are very prone to back and neck injuries due to lifting heavy materials.
For example, a mail delivery person will lift heavy objects throughout the day and will often carry them for long periods of time. Many people who work in car manufacturing plants repeatedly lift and carry incredibly heavy objects all day long. Many jobs require heavy repetitive lifting like this all day and create a great risk of back and neck injury.
Dallas has tons of stores and retail shopping centers that must be regularly stocked. This means there are thousands of people who regularly lift and carry large heavy objects for these stores while restocking merchandise. Consequently, thousands of people suffer every year from back and neck injuries caused by lifting and carrying large objects.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration millions of people every year suffer from back injuries caused by lifting. And a great majority of these injuries occur at work. So what does this mean for you?
Grossman Law Offices Can Help You
If you live in Dallas and have been injured while lifting a heavy object at work, our attorneys at Grossman Law Offices can help you. While we cannot necessarily make your back injury better, we can help you seek financial reimbursement for your injuries and help with the overall recovery process.
When you are injured while lifting heavy objects at work you are probably suffering due to your physical pain as well as the financial burden which often accompanies back and neck injuries. When you suffer a lifting injury you may need to see multiple doctors, receive physical therapy, and you even may be forced to take a leave of absence from work in order to fully recover.
All of these things can quickly add up. When you combine your cost of doctor's appointments and physical therapy plus your loss of income from missing work, the effects of your lifting injury can become overwhelming.
With the assistance of our attorneys
we can make sure your employer rightfully pays for your work injury expenses if your injury was caused by your employer's negligence. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires that your employer must provide a safe work environment that is free from danger and they must correct any conditions that would likely cause you harm.
If your employer requires you to carry items that are too heavy, they may be guilty of negligence and should be made accountable for their actions. For example, if you work at a hardware store, you probably have to lift heavy items on a daily basis. Your employer is required to provide you with tools and assistance when carrying or lifting heavy objects. If your employer is negligent and does not provide you with some sort of assistance when lifting and carrying dangerously heavy objects, they may be liable for your damages.
Our attorneys at Grossman Law Offices have been helping injured victims like you for over 20 years. Our main office is located in Dallas and we are dedicated to helping the people in our community.
If you have suffered a lifting injury while at work, we may be able to help you through the recovery process by representing your interests and working to make sure you receive adequate compensation.
To learn more about your employee rights and talk about your personal injury claim, call Grossman Law Offices at 1-855-326-0000.
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