Have you been injured on the Job in California
Many people seem to spend much of their daily lives at their places of employment. For this reason, it is not terribly surprising to learn that a number of people are involved in accidents that occur in their workplaces.
When a person is injured on the job in California, state law is designed such that victims will have their injuries covered by workers’ compensation. While workers’ compensation is set up to be a no-fault system that pays benefits to victims, such benefits are not always sufficient for particularly catastrophic injuries.
In some cases, third parties may bear liability for these accidents. While California workers’ compensation law prevents injured employees from filing lawsuits against their employers, victims can still pursue legal action against other parties that may have been responsible.
Types of Workplace Accidents in California
When a person is injured in any kind of accident at his or her place of employment, he or she should certainly report the incident to his or her employer as soon as possible. The victim should avoid signing any paperwork or speaking to any insurance company representatives, however, until he or she has legal counsel.
An experienced personal injury attorney will be able to investigate your particular case and identify all possible negligent parties. Depending on the specific accident, it may be possible that parties other than—or in addition to—your employer could be legally liable for the damages you sustained.
Some of the most common kinds of workplace accidents include, but are not limited to:
- Car accidents
- Construction accidents
- Warehouse or factory accidents
- Heavy equipment accidents
- Tool and machinery accidents
- Fires and explosions
- Electrical accidents
California Workplace Injuries
The kinds of harm that victims suffer in workplace accidents can vary depending on specific circumstances involved. In some cases, individuals may sustain injuries such as fractures (broken bones) that take time to heal but ultimately allow victims to return to some semblance of a normal life.
Other kinds of injuries, however, have far more complications on the lives of victims. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), spinal cord injuries, or paralysis are three types of injuries in which victims not only accumulate significant medical expenses but also find themselves unable to return to their lines of work,
In many cases, victims are unable to ever again maintain any kind of regular employment, and some will require full-time assistance with basic daily needs. Workers’ compensation is rarely enough to cover all of these costs, which makes it critical for all people injured in workplace accidents to make sure that they are able to obtain all of the various forms of compensation to which they might be entitled.
Find a Workplace Accident Lawyer in Los Angeles
If you were severely injured or your loved one was killed in a workplace accident in California, it is in your best interest to not speak to anybody about the incident until you have legal representation. The Los Angeles Injury Group can be your legal advocate and fight to make sure you get the compensation you need and deserve.
Our firm represents people in various lines of work in communities throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Call (310) 954-7248 today to receive a free consultation that will let us review your case and help you understand all of your legal options.