On-the-job accidents and injuries can happen in any occupation, but those who work in factories, warehouses, and other industrial settings are often more at risk. These injuries can prevent you from providing for yourself and your family, while requiring ongoing medical care and treatment. At The Law Firm of Webster & Carlton, our Missouri workers' compensation attorneys help people in these situations get the benefits they deserve. With more than 45 years combined experience in representing clients throughout the Springfield and Joplin areas, we act as a strong legal advocate on your behalf to help ensure your rights are protected.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), roughly three million workers throughout the United States suffer work-related accidents each year. On-the-job injuries impacting those working in industrial trades are among the most common, affecting those who work in factories, warehouses, and manufacturing plants. Common causes often include:
In addition to the above, injuries can occur due to exposure to toxic chemicals or as the result of explosions and electrocutions. In some cases, industrial accidents are the result of sudden and unexpected mishaps beyond a worker or the plant manager's control. In others, these injuries occur as the result of employers who fail to follow proper safety standards and regulations, putting their employees' lives and health at risk.
Locally, the Missouri Department of Labor (DOL) reports that more than 52,000 on-the-job accidents occur in our state each year. Of these, over half are serious enough as to require significant time away from work and the need for extensive medical care. These accidents and injuries are in keeping with the national average and the same as in BLS reports, it is industrial workers in factories and warehouses who are more at risk. At The Law Firm of Webster & Carlton, we provide the aggressive legal representation you need in these types of cases. Through the Missouri Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC), benefits you may be entitled to include the following:
When on-the-job accidents and injuries threaten your health and financial security, our Missouri workers' compensation attorneys are here to help you get the benefits you need to recover. Reach out and contact The Law Firm of Webster & Carlton and request a consultation to discuss your case in our Springfield or Joplin office today.