Nobody should have to fight to receive compensation in the aftermath of a work injury. When you need a San Bernardino workplace injuries attorney, the team at JML Law is ready to help. We will investigate all aspects of your case, from the cause of the injury to the compensation amount you deserve. Let us get be your advocate and ensure you are being treated fairly. Nobody should have to worry about a denied or delayed injury claim.
What do we know about workplace injuries?
Workplace injuries are not uncommon. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics tells us that there were approximately 2.8 million workplace injuries and illnesses reported during the latest reporting year in the US.
- Out of those injuries, 900,000 of them resulted in workers needing time away from their job.
What are the most common injuries in the workplace?
Most workplace injuries are relatively minor, but they can still lead to medical expenses and lost income for a worker. However, more serious injuries can lead to long-term financial and health consequences. Some common injuries our San Bernardino workplace injuries attorneys handle include:
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Broken or Dislocated Bones
- Severe lacerations or amputations
- Hearing and Vision Loss
- Respiratory Problems or other chronic illnesses
You will see that some of those injuries are not necessarily caused by immediate traumatic events. Some of them are the result of long-term exposure to hazardous conditions, materials, and chemicals. In these cases, workers may not have known they were being harmed until an illness diagnosis later in life, possibly even after retirement.
The top three causes of work-related injuries are:
- Overexertion and bodily reaction
- Contact with objects and equipment
- Slips, trips, and falls
Are some industries more dangerous than others?
We want to make it very clear that workers can be injured in any industry. However, some are more dangerous than others. We know that approximately 350 workers in California lose their lives due to workplace injuries during the latest year of reporting. Some of the most dangerous industries (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
How much compensation can I expect for my work injury?
When you or someone you love is injured in the workplace, you should be able to count on full coverage of your injuries or lost wages. However, we know that does not always happen. At JML Law, our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to get to work on your behalf. Our goal is to ensure you get coverage for the following:
- Your medical expenses related to the incident
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of personal enjoyment damages
- Possible punitive damages against those responsible
If you need a San Bernardino 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.