Serious Employment Trauma
Accidents happen, sometimes in spite of our best efforts to prevent them. We may take any of a number of precautions to try to avoid an incident that could leave us or our loved ones seriously injured. Unfortunately, all it takes is a split second for everything to change. A workplace accident may stem from another employee’s negligence or misconduct on the part of the employer. A workplace accident may also arise out of nowhere, with no rational cause to be seen.
We handle cases related to:
• Slip and fall accidents at the workplace
• Falls (i.e. falls from scaffolding or other heights)
• Injuries caused by falling objects
• Accidents caused by defective or poorly maintained tools, machinery or equipment
• Fires or explosions
• Electrocution and electrical injuries
• Construction accidents
• Work-related motor vehicle accidents
An employee may also be struck with an occupational disease arises from the conditions to which a specific type of worker is exposed. The disease must be produced as a natural incident of a particular occupation, such as asbestosis from asbestos removal.
There are various types of medical conditions that may be considered occupational diseases. Though a worker’s right to benefits will vary depending on the unique situation, some examples of what may qualify are listed below:
• Mesothelioma, asbestosis or lung cancer caused by workplace exposure to asbestos or asbestos-containing products.
• Hearing loss caused by acute or chronic exposure to loud noises at the workplace.
• Illness caused by exposure to mold or other naturally-occurring substances in the worker’s environment.
• Cancer caused by exposure to radiation, carcinogens (cancer-causing substances) or other toxins.
• Skin, respiratory system and nervous system disorders caused by exposure to pesticides.
• Carpel tunnel syndrome caused by repetitive motions of the hands and wrists.
Most occupational diseases are caused by exposure to dangerous chemicals or toxins, which may occur naturally in the environment or that a worker may have to deal with as part of his or her job. Most of these diseases are also preventable. It is a lack of proper safety precautions, protective gear, breathing apparatuses and employee training that typically causes exposure and eventually leads to the development of a disease.
If you or someone you love have been injured in California our firm is on your side. Our firm has demonstrated a history of success in helping clients with their worker related claims and is dedicated to giving you the best representation.
Call us now (818) 757-7292 or contact us online today!