St. Louis Sports Equipment Injury Lawyers
We Represent Injured Employees in Complex Workers’ Compensation Claims
A number of employees are fortunate enough to have access to company sponsored or sanctioned exercise. Whether this involves dedicated on-site gyms, memberships to off-site locations, or optional recreation activities, there’s always a chance that a sports equipment injury could happen. The workers’ compensation lawyers at The Dixon Injury Firm are ready to assist you if you were injured using sports equipment at work or during a work-related activity. We help workers and their families in the case of an accident. This often includes assisting clients through the initial claim filing process and securing the proper amount of compensation for medical bills and lost wages.
If you were injured using sports equipment at work or in your workplace, you could be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. However, depending on the specifics of your situation, you may be unable to collect benefits through the workers’ compensation system, particularly if you were required to sign a waiver prior to using your company’s gym or attending a company sponsored recreational event. In such instances, our attorneys can help you look at outside sources of compensation, including, potentially, the manufacturer of defective sports equipment, a negligent coworker, or another third party.
Contact The Dixon Injury Firm at (314) 208-2808 to speak to our St. Louis sports equipment injury lawyers about your rights during a free initial consultation.
Common Sports Equipment Injuries
Sports equipment injuries may rank behind accidents involving vehicles, malfunctioning equipment, falls, and other workplace accidents, but they are nonetheless relatively common. These accidents can happen for a variety of reasons, some of which we’ve outlined below.
Some of the most common causes of work-related sports equipment accidents include:
- Malfunctioning equipment
- Failure to follow safety protocols
- Misuse of equipment
- Third-party negligence
Sports equipment accidents can result in serious and even debilitating injuries, including:
- Strain or stress on joints and muscles
- Muscle and ligament sprains and strains
- Serious cuts and bruises
- Broken bones/fractures
- Internal/soft tissue damage
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
Like in other workplace accidents and injuries, it’s important that employees who are harmed in sports equipment incidents to understand their rights, including their right to receive compensation. The Dixon Injury Firm has handled a number of these claims over the years and can assist you in the process. The key is to have reputable legal counsel on your side to help ensure you receive the maximum compensation you are owed for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other losses (in some cases).
Why Choose Us?
Sports equipment accidents that occur on company property or during company sanctioned events can be serious and may require you to take time off work to receive medical treatment and heal. However, in contrast to other types of workers’ compensation cases, claims involving sports equipment accidents and injuries can be particularly tricky. You may or may not be covered by workers’ compensation; you may or may not be able to pursue third-party compensation through a product liability or personal injury claim.
At The Dixon Injury Firm, our St. Louis sports equipment injury lawyers have a solid understanding of Missouri workers’ compensation law and are ready to help you with your claim. We can help you understand your rights and the potential value of your claim based on the nature and extent of your injuries, how they occurred, and the impact they have had on your health, well-being, and finances.
Don’t Wait to Contact Our Firm
Various statutes of limitations likely apply to your case. In Missouri, you must report all work-related injuries to your employer within 30 days, and you only have two years to file your workers’ compensation claim. Additionally, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Missouri is generally five years from the date of injury.
If you are eligible to pursue a third-party work injury claim, you only have five years to do so. However, the sooner our attorneys are able to begin your case, the better. Over time, evidence can be lost, which can hurt your claim. Additionally, the longer you wait to bring your claim, the longer you will have to wait to be compensated for your damages.
We encourage you to reach out to our St. Louis sports equipment injury lawyers right away if you or someone you love was injured in a work-related sports equipment accident. We offer free initial consultations and provide our services on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not owe any attorneys’ fees unless/until we win your case.