In the United States as in the rest of the world, workers who perform physically strenuous work are susceptible to all types of accidents in the workplace. In the US alone, a staggering amount of work-related accidents are reported each year, varying from falls, fractures, and machinery accidents to repetitive work injuries.
All workers in the United States, regardless of their personal condition or the nature of their work, are protected by law. Current law has never been more inclusive, so it is important for workers to be informed of their rights.
Note that if an accident has occurred, no matter how significant, the worker must report it immediately and receive due compensation, since he or she is protected by labor laws from the injuries caused by work.
If you have suffered a work accident in the United States, you have the following benefits:
- Medical care with expenses paid by the company’s insurance
- A percentage of your wages while unable to work
- Monetary compensation for permanent damages
The most common work accidents are:
- Slips and falls in any part of the company
- Fractures or pain in any part of the body
At Grupo MedLegal, we have experience and an expert team of lawyers to advise you if you have suffered an accident in the workplace. With our help, you can receive the workers’ compensation benefits to which you are entitled. We operate in major cities in the United States and are happy to offer our services and free medical care.