Job Injuries and Worker’s Compensation in California
Thousands of California workers suffer job injuries each year. Whether working in a manufacturing plant, on a construction site, or at a corporate office, injuries can happen on the job. There are countless ways that employees get hurt at work. Below you’ll find some of the most common sources of serious on-the-job injuries. If you’ve suffered injuries at work in Southern California, get dedicated legal help with your claim for compensation by contacting the Arcadia & Whittier workers’ compensation lawyers at Hanning & Sacchetto, LLP for a consultation.
Electrocution accidents: Electrocution causes about 1% of accidental deaths in the US. Even when electrical injuries aren’t fatal, they can cause major physical injuries in the form of heart attacks, burns to the skin, muscle damage, and damage to the nervous system. These injuries are often caused by workers making contact with the wiring during excavation, poorly-maintained tools or equipment, contact with exposed wires, or dangerous power outlets.
Falls: Falls are one of the leading causes of death on California job sites. When workers suffer ladder falls or falls from scaffolding, they may be left with crippling spinal injuries, broken bones, or traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Trip-and-fall or slip-and-fall accidents can also cause debilitating injuries and may be the result of poor cord maintenance, failure to clean up spills, or unmaintained walkways.
Manufacturing injuries: Manufacturing work comes with countless hazards. Workers on an assembly line may fall victim to malfunctioning machines, unmaintained equipment, or machines that lack mandatory safety guards. These machines can cause injuries to fingers or other extremities, as well as crush injuries and amputations.
Repetitive stress injuries (RSI) or repetitive motion injuries: When an employee’s work involves similar movement patterns each day, the ligaments and muscles involved in those movements may become damaged or injured over time. Even persistent loud noises on the job can result in damage to a worker’s hearing, for which they deserve to be compensated.
Personal Injury Attorneys who will fight for your right to compensation after a Southern California job injury
When you’re hurt on the job, you may be forced to pay thousands of dollars in medical expenses, all while in pain and missing work. Under California Workers’ Compensation law, you’re entitled to benefits if you suffer injuries on the job or from work-related causes. That doesn’t mean your employer will be eager to provide you with these benefits. Some employers will first try to deny benefits to hurt workers, claiming that their injuries actually occurred when the worker was off the clock, or that the worker was behaving recklessly prior to their accident.
Don’t fight for compensation alone. Contact the seasoned workers’ compensation attorneys at Hanning & Sacchetto to fight on your behalf after a job injury. By working with Hanning & Sacchetto’s experienced and dedicated workers’ compensation attorneys, you’ll have a dedicated advocate on your side who understands the workers’ compensation system to argue on your behalf.
For aggressive and knowledgeable legal representation on a California workers’ compensation claim, contact the Pomona law offices of injured worker attorneys Hanning & Sacchetto, LLP for a no-cost consultation on your case at (562) 698-6446, with additional offices in Whittier, Glendora, Ontario, Arcadia, and Irvine.