There are often many dangers in a workplace, and employers have a responsibility
to keep things reasonably safe. Unfortunately, their failure to do so
leads to many serious injuries each year. If you or someone you love has
suffered due to the negligence of an employer, contact our Glendale workers’
compensation lawyers today to pursue justice.
Injuries which stem from lifting too much, pulling too hard, or similar
will typically be considered overexertion injuries. These can happen in
any workplace, but are most common in warehouses, retail stores, and construction sites.
#2: Slip & Falls or Trip & Falls
These kinds of injuries are the number 2 cause of workplace accidents.
The injuries suffered in a slip and fall accident can range from minor
scrapes and bruises to severe brain injury, and nearly everything in between.
These accidents, along with trip and fall accidents, are especially dangerous
because they can happen in any workplace. Common causes of these accidents
include wet floors, electrical wires, spills, and other hazards.
#3: Falling From an Elevated Area
Work environments featuring elevated areas like roofs, ladders, and stairways
frequently have this type of injury. There is always a danger of falling
when working on a ladder, roof, or other elevated area. Smaller falls
can still lead to serious injury, and falls from tall roofs and other
platforms can have devastating results. Construction workers, warehouse
workers, and other parties are especially susceptible these accidents.
#4: Auto Accidents
Car crashes can lead to serious and even fatal injuries. Truck drivers,
security guards, and even pizza delivery drivers can be involved in one
of these accidents, along with anyone else who drives for a living. Sometimes
they are injured by the vehicles themselves, or by items falling off of
the vehicles. Auto accidents can result in neck injuries, head injuries,
broken limbs, and other traumatic injuries. In some cases, you may be
eligible for a workers’ compensation claim even if you were simply
commuting at the time of the accident.
#5: Machinery Accidents
Factories that use heavy equipment and machinery tend to have are large
amount of these types of accidents. Machinery accidents can lead to some
of the most serious and devastating injuries suffered in the workplace.
Heavy machinery can include construction equipment, factory machines,
and even machines like trash compactors, all of which are capable of causing
serious harm. Clothing, shoes, fingers, and hair can become entangled
in machines and cause severe or traumatic injuries.
Don’t hesitate to pursue the workers’ compensation benefits
you deserve. Call (818) 946-0608 today to speak to our Glendale team of
workers’ comp lawyers.