Workplace injuries are among the most prevalent form of personal injury. While it goes without saying that every workplace should be a safe place, some work environments call for more safety precautions than others. Construction sites and industrial facilities are obviously the sites of more workplace injuries than, say, a typical office.
In workplaces where there is more risk of injury, certain safety precautions are to be taken as a matter of course, and many are mandated by state or federal agencies. In an effort to save time or cut costs, those safeguards are often overlooked, and sometimes intentionally disabled. In addition, improperly maintained or faulty equipment can injure, maim or kill. That said, workplace injuries can occur in even the most benign workplace.
Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may have a claim against a contractor, company or individual if their negligence caused your work-related personal injury. In some cases, punitive damages may be awarded. Cabaniss Law has successfully tried to verdict and settled numerous claims for workplace accident victims. In Gunka v. Consolidated Paper, Cabaniss Law achieved a $495,000 jury verdict for a workplace injury attributable to a defective ladder. Cabaniss Law has successfully settled workplace accident cases involving explosions, unsafely maintained equipment, and unsafely maintained premises.