Workplace Accidents in Washington, D.C.

Injured at Work? Call Our DC Personal Injury Lawyers!

Every year, thousands of people are injured or killed in workplace accidents throughout the country, many of which are caused by inadequate safety procedures. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), 4,585 workers were killed on the job in 2013, and 33 out of every 1,000 people experienced work-related injuries or illnesses.

If you have suffered an injury at work, you should be able to file a workers’ compensation claim through your employer’s insurance. However, it may not be enough to cover all of your expenses for medical care, rehabilitation, lost wages, or other costs related to your injury. Make sure your rights are fully protected by calling our Washington, DC injury attorneys.

With help from Simeone & Miller, LLP, you may be able to increase your chances of recovering maximum compensation. Call our office for a free consultation!

Common Causes of Workplace Accidents

OSHA exists to help keep workplace risks to a minimum, requiring all employers to abide by a set of safety regulations designed to decrease the potential for accidents. Unfortunately, some employers are negligent in this regard and routinely violate these rules.

  • Hazardous equipment: Heavy machinery or other equipment may be hazardous due to poor design, errors during assembly, or from inadequate maintenance. Dangerous equipment can puts workers at a greater risk of amputation or crushed limbs.
  • Hazardous materials: Many workplaces use chemicals that could pose a danger if not handled or stored correctly. Workers who are exposed to toxic chemicals are at risk of suffering from painful burns that could require extensive medical treatment.
  • Inadequate safety measures: Employers must provide a workplace free of hazards by keeping it well-maintained and providing personal protective equipment. Any workplaces that do not comply with OSHA standards put workers at risk of injury.
  • Insufficient training: Many workers are injured because they have not received the proper training necessary to create a safe workplace. Also, workers who are asked to perform tasks that they are unqualified for put everyone else at risk.

Common Types of Workplace Injuries

While some workplace settings are inherently more dangerous than others, such as construction sites, factories, and industrial plants, injuries can happen anywhere.

In a hazardous workplace environment, workers may be susceptible to:

  • Fall injuries
  • Chemical burns
  • Repetitive injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Bone fractures
  • Lacerations
  • Amputations
  • Electrocution

Have You Been Wronged? Let Us Help You Make it Right

The Washington, DC personal injury attorneys at Simeone & Miller, LLP can help you protect your right to compensation by investigating your workplace accident, determining who is at fault, and determining if your accident was caused by the negligence of another. As one of the most successful and trusted personal injury firms in Washington, D.C., you can be confident in our ability to handle your case with respect and compassion.

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