If you or a loved one are injured in a workplace incident, you should never have to worry about getting coverage for medical expenses or lost wages. However, if you are struggling to get your claim accepted or are not receiving fair compensation, please seek legal assistance now. At JML Law, you can count on our Downey workplace injury lawyers to be by your side. Let us investigate your case today so we can secure the compensation you need.
How common are workplace injuries?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were approximately 2.8 million workplace injuries or illnesses during the latest reporting year. California was a particularly deadly place for workers that year – 350 workers lost their lives, and thousands more suffered life-altering injuries.
What are some common Downey workplace injuries?
Thankfully, most workplace injuries are minor, but that does not mean they are expense-free. Even minor injuries can lead to thousands of dollars in medical bills and lost workdays. Thousands of workplace injuries each year are considered severe or catastrophic. These injuries include:
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Broken or Dislocated Bones
- Amputations or crush injuries
- Severe lacerations
Each of these injuries requires immediate medical care. In many cases, an injured worker will need extensive surgery or rehabilitation in order to make a full recovery.
Other injuries are not as easily or immediately visible because they happen over longer periods of time. These include:
- Hearing and Vision Loss
- Respiratory Problems or other chronic illnesses
- Repetitive stress injuries
How do these injuries happen?
While some industries pose more risks to workers than others, anyone can sustain a workplace injury. Some of the most common causes of workplace injuries are slips, trips, and falls. These can happen in an office building or at a construction site. Other common workplace injury causes include:
- Vehicle accidents
- Getting caught in between objects
- Incidents with heavy machinery
- Tool and knife mishaps
- Exposure to loud noises
- Exposure to hazardous materials or chemicals
Nearly every workplace injury or illness is preventable. It is up to employers to ensure that all workers have a safe environment. Employers should always provide the equipment necessary to perform work duties and should ensure each worker is properly trained to do their job.
Will an attorney be able to help my case?
Nobody should ever have to fight to receive the compensation they need after a work injury. However, if you or a loved one are struggling to get what you need, the team at JML Law is ready to step in and help. We are going to investigate every aspect of your case so we can secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:
- Compensation for your medical bills
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- General household expenses
- Possible physical therapy expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
- Possible punitive damages against a negligent party
If you need a Downey workplace injury attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 818-610-8800 for a free consultation today.
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Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident, give us a call at 818-610-8800 or send us an email to schedule a free initial consultation. There is no risk to meet with us. We get paid only if we win your claim.