When you go to work each day, you should never have to worry about whether you will receive compensation for an injury. However, if you need a Riverside workplace injuries attorney, you can count on us to be by your side. The knowledgeable and experienced team at JML Law is ready to investigate your case so they can ensure you get the compensation you deserve. Everyone should be treated fairly after an injury in the workplace.
What are the most common workplace injuries?
Most workplace injuries are not serious and require only minor medical care. However, many workplace injuries are serious and can lead to significant time away from work for employees. We commonly handle cases of:
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Broken or Dislocated Bones
- Severe lacerations or amputations
- Hearing and Vision Loss
- Respiratory Problems or other chronic illnesses
Some of these injuries have immediately apparent causes such as a traumatic event. However, many workplace illnesses do not show signs and symptoms until after long periods of time and are caused by exposure to:
- Loud noises
- Hazardous materials
How often do workplace injuries occur?
The Bureau of Labor Statistics tells us that there were approximately 2.8 million total workplace injuries reported in the latest year of available data. It is not uncommon for people to get hurt at work, but their injuries range in severity.
- 350 workers in California lose their livesdue to workplace injuries in the latest reporting year.
The main causes of workplace injuries include overexertion and reactions, contact with objects, along with slips, trips, and falls.
Can these injuries happen to any worker?
At JML Law, our Riverside workplace injuries lawyers handle injuries from workers across all industries. Nobody is completely risk-free when they go to work. Yes, any worker can sustain a workplace injury.
However, some industries are riskier than others. The most dangerous industries to work in when examining fatalities per 100,000 workers include:
- Logging workers
- Aircraft pilots
- Truck drivers
- Construction workers
- Taxi drivers
- Ground maintenance and tree trimmers
- Construction forepersons
- Building painters
- Police officers
Regardless of the industry, employers should take steps to prevent worker injuries and illnesses. This includes providing proper equipment and training at all times.
What kind of compensation can I expect from my work injury?
If you or a loved one have been injured in a workplace incident, you should never have to fight to receive the compensation you deserve. Injured workers should always be covered by workers’ compensation insurance. In some cases, they may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover:
- 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
At JML Law, we are here when you need a Riverside workplace injuries lawyer. 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.