When most people hear about workplace injuries, they usually assume they occurred while performing construction work or other physical labor. However, on-the-job injuries can happen anywhere, and office workers, factory workers, commercial drivers and retail professionals may experience injuries that leave them in need of workers’ compensation benefits. At Boshardy Law Office in Springfield, our workers’ compensation and personal injury attorneys have handled a wide range of these cases in the past for employees in many different fields. With more than 20 years of experience serving Peoria, Springfield and the surrounding communities, we can help you seek the compensation you need after an injury or illness forces you out of work.
Even the most basic tasks performed over time can cause major injury, particularly if done repeatedly for months or years. While falling objects, slippery surfaces and blocked walkways may all cause accidents at work, many other workers’ compensation claims fall under the category of long-term injuries. The following are some of the most common work-related injuries and health issues:
An injury at the workplace may be caused by falling debris, repetitive motion, exposure to dangerous materials and many other conditions. If you suffer a work-related injury, you may lose time at work or miss out on opportunities for advancement, costing you and your family money. At Boshardy Law Office, our legal team has more than 20 years of experience representing the unique needs of individuals across central Illinois, including in Springfield & Peoria.
Work-related injuries occur in many different ways and thus have different impacts on the body. Below are a few common health conditions that can be caused by workplace accidents:
Workers’ compensation insurance provides benefits to employees who suffer an injury due to a sudden act, such as a being struck by falling objects, falling off a roof or getting into a car accident. It also covers long-term injuries and medical conditions that result from months or years of performing certain job-related tasks. The attorneys at Boshardy Law Office, P.C. know how to handle claims of repetitive trauma injuries so you can receive the compensation you need to start your physical recovery.
Repetitive trauma injuries happen to workers across a wide range of industries, including those in factory and construction jobs and office personnel. Often, these conditions develop over time, without the workers noticing until they begin to experience significant pain or discomfort. The following are common repetitive stress injuries:
The most common reason injured workers lose their workers’ compensation cases is making mistakes immediately after they suffer injuries.
In order to avoid these mistakes, call Boshardy Law Office to discuss how to preserve your rights. Below are a few important rules to follow:
John V. Boshardy has been representing workers in Illinois for nearly 20 years. If you have been injured on the job, contact Boshardy Law Office, P.C. now.
52-year-old worker. 9th grade education. Left hand tendon laceration. Permanent restrictions. Failed job search. Permanent and total disability. Awarded $436.64 per week for life.
54-year-old CNA. Bilateral shoulder surgeries. Permanent restrictions. Two vocational experts failed to locate suitable light duty work. Permanent and total disability. Awarded $441.93 per week for life.
66-year-old maintenance worker. Failed two level lumbar fusion. Permanent restrictions. Failed job search. Permanent and total disability. Awarded $538.36 per week for life.
56-year-old municipal worker. Lumbar and S1 radiculopathy. Permanent work restrictions. No surgery. Failed job search. Awarded $466.13 per week for life. Total expected lifetime payout $581,730.00
52-year-old CNA. Lumbar fusion. Permanent restrictions. Failed job search. Permanent and total disability. Awarded $420.33 per week for life. Total expected lifetime payout $671,571.96.
63-year-old truck driver. Four shoulder surgeries. Permanent work restrictions. Failed job search. Permanent and total disability. Awarded $802.61 per week for life. Total expected lifetime payout $780,467.00
56-year-old street worker. Disc injury. No surgery. Permanent work restrictions. Failed job search. Permanent and total disability. Awarded $466.13 per week for life. Total expected lifetime payout of award is $586,577.99
52-year-old LPN. Lumbar fusion. Permanent work restrictions. Failed job search. Permanent and total disability. Awarded $420.33 per week for life. Total expected lifetime payout of award is $677,571.00
56-year-old union pipe-fitter. Injured forearm/surgery. Permanent restrictions. Job change. Wage loss. Awarded wage differential of $550 a week for life. Total lifetime expected payout is $833,804
54-year-old union laborer. Spinal injuries and head trauma. Unable to return to work. Permanent and total disability. Awarded $642.50 per week for life. Total lifetime expected lifetime payout of $998,400