Ponca City Workers' Compensation Lawyers Help Many Different Types of Injured Workers
Experience helping injured workers from various industries.
If you suffered an on-the-job injury, it is important that you retain the help of an experienced Ponca City workers' compensation attorney as soon after the accident as possible. This is especially true if you work in a dangerous industry, such as construction, manufacturing, delivery, farming, or other notoriously hazardous fields. While workers' compensation insurers have a duty to pay out benefits for a valid claim regardless of fault, they also have duties to insureds and shareholders alike to pay out as little in claims as possible. To keep claim payouts down, these companies enlist the help of thorough investigators to ensure that every aspect of the incident occurred as the worker claimed and, furthermore, to ensure that both the employer and the worker upheld the strict safety standards set forth by state, federal, and industry regulatory agencies. If the investigators discover a discrepancy in the claim or discover that the employer or employee inadvertently caused the injury, it could make recovery much more difficult.
Work With a Skilled Ponca City Workers' Compensation Lawyer
At Boettcher, Devinney, Ingle & Wicker , we understand how the insurance agencies think and can help you do what is necessary to ensure that your claim does not get denied. While we are prepared to help workers across all industries, we have significant experience with more complex cases. We have helped workers across the following industries recover compensation for their injuries and damages:
The construction industry is one of the most dangerous injuries a person can work within, as it is fraught with perils such as great heights, sharp equipment, heavy equipment, unsteady platforms, power tools, and heavy machinery. Common construction injuries include burns, electrocutions, broken bones, eye injuries, spinal cord injuries, brain and head injuries, knee and ankle injuries, and illnesses caused by toxic exposure. Many of these injuries can be temporarily or even permanently debilitating.
Warehouses are almost as dangerous as construction sites as they too involve heavy machinery, heavy equipment, and unsecure platforms. Some common types of warehousing incidents include pallet rack collapses, slip and falls, forklift crashes, and hazardous materials incidents.
Approximately 100 agricultural workers suffer injuries on a daily basis across the United States. The fatality rate among farmers and farm workers is 21.4 deaths per 100,000 workers, which equates to approximately 417 deaths per year. The most common cause of death within the industry is tractor overturns, followed by farm machine entanglements and suffocation by entrapment in grain bins or silos. Many workers sustain injuries by falling from farm equipment or by becoming entangled in machinery. Family members of deceased farm accident victims may be able to recover death benefits while accident victims themselves may be able to recover for disfigurement, loss of limbs, or other injuries sustained.
Factory workers are susceptible to a variety of injuries, including but not limited to overexertion, repetitive motion injuries, respiratory problems, illnesses caused by dangerous exposures, burn injuries, broken bones, amputation, musculoskeletal disorders, and vision loss.
Trucking and Delivery
When most people think of trucking injuries, they think of those which victims of trucking accidents sustain, but the truth is that truckers are susceptible to injury, as well. Truckers often suffer bruises, strains and sprains, lacerations, back pain, and neck pain. They are also at risk for traumatic injuries that occur in crashes.
Healthcare providers are often at risk of sustaining sprains and strains as well as musculoskeletal disorders that arise from overexertion. Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers are also at risk for needle sticks, infections, bloodborne infectious diseases, head injuries, broken bones, and patient violence, just to name a few.
Public workers include firefighters, police officers, EMTs, park rangers, public defenders, sanitation workers, and corrections officers. Threats to these workers are many, but vary depending on the role a person undertakes. Common injuries within the public sector include human and animal attacks, chemical related illnesses, sprains, strains, and lacerations, crash injuries, burns, fractures, traumatic brain injuries, internal injuries, and other severe injuries.
Contact Our Ponca City Workers' Compensation Attorneys
If you or a loved one sustained a serious injury or injuries on the job, contact Boettcher, Devinney, Ingle & Wicker to discuss your case. Call us at our firm at 580-789-4936 to schedule your free consultation today.