Personal Injury Attorneys Protecting Clients Who Have Been Injured in Work Accidents in Los Angeles, Riverside, Ventura, Orange, and San Bernardino Counties in California
Each year in California, thousands of employees are injured due to accidents in the workplace, particularly in an industrial or manufacturing setting. While it may come as a surprise, more than 2.3 million people lose their lives every year around the world because of occupational diseases and fatal workplace injuries. At The Justice Firm, our Los Angeles workplace accident attorneys are dedicated and aggressive, working to secure the full damages employees who are injured while performing their job duties deserve.Common Accidents in the Workplace Which May Result in Serious or Fatal Injuries
Many employees do not realize all of the dangers that exist in their places of employment. Depending on whether you work in an office setting, an industrial or manufacturing setting, in the construction industry, or even in a sales position, some common causes of workplace accidents include:
- Wet or slippery floors
- Elevator or escalator failures
- Exposure to toxic chemicals or substances
- Defective or inadequately maintained machinery/equipment
- Unsafe structures
- Falling objects
- Building or ceiling collapse
- Construction zone accidents
- Falls from scaffolding or ladders
- Poor security
Employees often do not know who may be held liable when they are injured in the workplace in Orange County and other areas in southern California. Depending on the accident and the type of job you have, those who may be accountable include equipment manufacturers, property owners, management companies, landlords, even the business owner.
California, as with most other states in the U.S., requires that employees who are injured in the course of performing their job duties are covered under workers' compensation. This compensation provides benefits for the employee regardless of whether the injury occurred due to someone else's negligence, or the employee him- or herself was at fault. However, getting the workers' comp you deserve can be a drawn out and complicated process.
It is important to note that if you accept compensation from your employer, you forfeit your right to file a personal injury claim in court. Employers carry workers' compensation insurance in most cases not out of compassion for their employees, but to protect themselves from liability. In most cases, employees do not obtain the full compensation they deserve through workers' compensation. This is why it is critical that you consult with a skilled Los Angeles workplace accidents lawyer before accepting any compensation from your employer.Los Angeles Workplace Injury Lawyers Fighting for Victims of Accidents on the Job
Injuries suffered in the workplace can result in lifelong pain, spinal injuries, multiple fractures, or even amputation injuries. Even with workers' compensation, employees are often left with overwhelming debt in regards to medical costs.
When injured at work, the first thing you should do is seek medical treatment and inform your employer of the situation. Next, consult with experienced personal injury attorneys who can provide you with legal guidance and support so that you can collect the full compensation you are entitled to, both through workers' compensation and in some cases, a personal injury claim. To learn more about your rights, contact The Justice Firm today at 310-914-2444.