Work-related injuries can leave a lasting impact on the lives of everyone involved. Major accidents often involve lawsuits, for which damages may be awarded to injured parties. Below, we take a look at some of the potential damages for work-related injuries.
When we think of damages, the first thing that often comes to mind are physical injuries. This can range from minor cuts and bruises to broken bones and debilitating injuries. The result could be:
- Chronic Pain
- Temporary or Permanent Disability
- Prolonged Therapy and Recovery Time
- Illness and Disease
Naturally, injured employees will want some form of compensation for any short or long-term impact of work-related injuries.
The impact of work-related injuries can extend far beyond physical ailments. Emotional and psychological distress such as depression, anxiety, fear, etc., can often result as well. These can impact one’s life and require as much ongoing treatment and care as physical injuries.
Medical expenses can accumulate for any work-related injuries. Even with medical insurance, most people will incur out-of-pocket expenses for co-pays, employee contributions, medications, and treatments not covered by insurance. Medical expenses are therefore very common potential damages for work related injuries.
Loss of Wages
Lastly, injuries may prevent someone from continuing to work or earn future income. Disability payments are unlikely to equal what someone may earn from a full-paying job. Asking for compensation for past and future lost wages can also be part of damages sought in a lawsuit.
Final Notes on Potential Damages from Work Related Injuries
Although we’ve focused solely on potential damages above, it’s important to note that there are many aspects of a case that impact the ability to receive any of these potential damages for work-related injuries. It’s critical that you hire an experienced Massachusetts personal injury attorney to assist you with your case. If you or a family member has experienced a work-related injury, contact our team to schedule a consultation. We will evaluate your case, identify potential damages, and work with you to obtain compensation for your injuries.