Getting hurt at work should not mean you and your family get put into financial jeopardy. The workers’ compensation system is in place to help protect workers, but there are times when injury victims struggle to get the compensation they deserve. At JML Law, we are going to be by your side. Our workplace injury lawyers are ready to get to work on your claim so you can secure the full compensation you need.
How often to work injuries occur in the US?
When we turn to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) latest reporting year, we see that there were nearly three million nonfatal workplace injuries or illnesses reported. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) says that 5,147 workers were killed that year.
- California lost 350 workers that year, and thousands of workers in the state were injured.
What are some common Garden Grove workplace injuries?
Workers get injured in various ways, and nobody is completely risk-free when they go to work. Some industries pose more dangers for workers than others, but even workers in “safe” jobs can get hurt. Please understand that even minor injuries can lead to major medical expenses and lost income.
Some of the more severe injuries our Garden Grove workplace injuries lawyers see include:
- Severe lacerations
- Crush injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
These injuries are usually easy to see, and workers require immediate medical attention. However, there are many injuries that occur in the workplace over longer periods of time. These are called cumulative injuries (repetitive stress injuries.
Some of the following injuries are ones that occur after long periods of exposure to hazardous conditions:
- Hearing and Vision Loss
- Respiratory Problems
- Other chronic illnesses
- Repetitive stress injuries
How do these injuries occur?
Traumatic workplace injuries have hundreds of causes, but the most common include:
- Vehicle accidents
- Getting a body part caught in between objects
- Heavy machinery accidents
- Tool and knife incidents
- Exposure to loud noises
- Exposure to hazardous materials or chemicals
- Tasks that are repeated over and over again
Let us get to work on your behalf today
One of the fundamental rights that workers have in the US and California is the right to compensation if they are injured at work. However, if you or a loved one are injured in the workplace and struggling to get compensation, JML Law is ready to help. Our knowledgeable and experienced team will get to the bottom of your case and secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:
- Coverage of your current and future medical expenses
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- Lost future earning capacity due to the injury
- General household expenses
- Possible physical therapy expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
Our firm will even look into possible punitive damages against a negligent third-party if necessary. When you need a Garden Grove workplace injury attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 818-610-8800 for a free consultation today.
Get Your Questions Answered. Contact Our Lawyers.
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.