Logging and Timber Worker Injury Compensation Facts
Logging injuries are more common than most people realize, perhaps due to the fact that the timber industry is among the top 5 most dangerous jobs in the country. Working with large machinery as well as tress that can be as tall as skyscrapers can put you at risk of decapitation, gashes, being crushed by trees, impaled and stress and depression. Individuals who work in the logging or timber industry are some of the bravest, and it really is a passion for the job that draws them to this type of job, even when the odds are against them. That said, if you get injured as a timber worker, negligence has a part to play in your accident, and it’s usually because someone didn’t do what they were supposed to do safety-wise, or they breached OSHA safety laws, putting you at risk. In such instances, you may want to consider filing a timber work injuries lawsuit.
Were you injured as a logger or timber worker due to negligence or poor supervision at your workplace? If you believe that had it not have been for your supervisor or employer’s lack of timely and reasonable care, you never would have been injured, you may be able to file a timber work injury lawsuit to recover money damages. McCready Law is a nationally-recognized law firm with cumulative legal experience spanning 90 YEARS. We’ve recovered over $30 million in settlements for clients over the last 20 years, and we’d love to extend the same help to you as an injured timber worker. Please call us TODAY at (773) 985-5139 to learn more about your legal options for compensation. We provide FREE initial consultations, and we work on contingency fee basis, which means that we don’t charge you for any of our legal services UNTIL we recover money on your behalf.
Some of the most common injuries sustained by loggers include:
- Back injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Psychological issues such as stress, anxiety and depression
- Broken bones
- Crashes and decapitation
The most common causes of logging and timber industry injuries are:
- Tripping and falling
- Contact with equipment
Timber Worker Injury Compensation – How To Start?
In order to file a logging injury claim, there are certain legal requirements you must meet. First of all, you must show that there existed what’s called duty of care between you and your employer, or the equipment manufacturer. Your timber industry injury lawyer will also need to demonstrate that a negligent act was the proximate cause of your injuries, and that breach of duty of care was what led to said negligence, resulting in injuries that are compensable under personal injury law. You may also be able to file a third party claim if more than one party is found by our logging injuries attorneys to have played a role in your injuries.
Loggers Injury Attorney – Call Us Today!
As a logging or forestry worker that has been injured, you may be able to recover money damages for medical expenses, vocational rehabilitation, temporary disability , pain and suffering and future wage loss (only applicable for third party action lawsuits such as those filed due to defective products). Ready to get started with your forestry worker injury claim? Please contact us NOW at (773) 985-5139 to learn more. The call, as usual, is ABSOLUTELY FREE. Thanks, and we look forward to helping you.