Common Work-Related Injuries In Riverside
Understanding Common On-The-Job Accidents
All too often, workers in certain occupations are exposed to serious injuries and fatalities. Those in transportation, construction/extraction, and building and grounds maintenance experience more injuries than in any other jobs. As an employee, you work hard for an honest dollar. But due to the nature of your occupation or your employer’s disregard for your safety, you have been seriously injured. If your injuries cause you to be unable to earn an income, you have a right to receive medical care and untaxed disability wages. With all you’re facing, workers’ compensation Attorney Brian W. Freeman understands what you’re going through. As a Workers' Compensation Lawyer, Inc., client, you will receive skilled representation along with the respect, understanding, and support you deserve.
Leading Causes Of Common Workplace Injuries
Overexertion is the number-one cause of workplace injury. Accidents from lifting even light loads can cause back, neck, and shoulder injuries. Some common worker activities that can lead to overexertion include:
- Pulling and pushing
- Crawling, reaching, or climbing
- Bending, kneeling, or twisting
Injuries from these activities are especially common in service, trade, and warehousing jobs. The following issues are the other top causes of work injuries, according to data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):
- Repetitive motions involving fine motor tasks, also called repetitive stress injuries causing temporary or permanent injuries to muscles, nerves, ligaments, and tendons
- Same level falls or same-surface falls including falls on ramps, level surfaces, ramps, and stairs
- Slip or trip without falls
- Falls from heights
- Strikes by or against objects or equipment caused by forcible contact
- Impact between an employee and an object or equipment that falls, swings, rolls, and flies
- Caught in/compressed by equipment such as gears and rollers, causing crushing injuries
- Occupational motor vehicle crashes
Less common but still tragically debilitating injuries and fatalities include:
- Violence by a person
- Animal attacks
- Exposure to toxic substances
- Explosions and fire
Wrongful Death In Workplace Accidents
According to an OSHA report, in a recent year there were 376 job related fatalities of California employees. If your loved one died from a workplace injury, you may be entitled to compensation through workers’ compensation wrongful death benefits. We can help you hold those responsible accountable.
Get Rightful Compensation For Your Workplace Injury
According to the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety’s 2018 Workplace Safety Index, serious workplace injuries cost businesses more than $58 billion in 2018. That is a nearly 3 percent increase from the last year. Workers’ compensation insurance companies know an employee being injured through no fault of their own is not uncommon. However, because of these losses, employers and insurance companies often strive to deny claims to reduce their insurance costs and liability. They may deny legitimate claims hoping you’ll not follow through on obtaining the benefits to which you’re legally entitled.
When you’ve been injured on the job, the process to file a compensation claim is complicated . Deadlines for reporting, seeking medical attention, and filing are strict. If you don’t fill out forms properly, your benefits could be permanently denied.
If you or a loved one suffered an on-the-job injury, you have the right to pursue workers’ compensation benefits. With the assistance of an experienced attorney for worker’s comp benefits, you can maximize your chances for getting the compensation you need to recover.
The legal team at Workers' Compensation Lawyer, Inc., passionately and vigorously fight for the rights of injured workers throughout Riverside, San Bernardino, and the Inland Empire.
Attorney Brian W. Freeman Is Passionate About “Fighting For The Average Joe®”
As a passionate fighter for the rights of the injured employee, attorney Brian W. Freeman and his legal team will respectfully guide you through the process of filing your workers’ compensation claim. We can help you get:
- Medical care
- Rehabilitation treatment
- Vocational rehabilitation (if warranted)
- Your job back (in certain cases)
- Monetary benefits
We’ll investigate your claim, establish fault, and demand your employer and their insurance company give you what’s rightfully yours. Over the past decade, attorney Brian W. Freeman has won major monetary settlements for California’s people who have been seriously injured. As the founder of Workers' Compensation Lawyer, Inc., attorney Freeman has fought diligently to secure employees’ temporary disability, medical treatment, and permanent disability benefits. A passionate protector of the rights of California workers, attorney Freeman is dedicated to “fighting for the average Joe.®”
How Do You Choose The Right Workers’ Compensation Attorney When So Much Is At Stake?
With so many workers’ compensation attorneys in California, how do you decide who is the one best for you? At Workers' Compensation Lawyer, Inc., we not only have the resources and staff to give your unique case the attention it requires, but we are also genuinely concerned about our clients’ overall wellbeing — their job, income, family, and future. As an injured employee in Riverside, Corona, and the Inland Empire, you need an advocate who cares about your medical and economic health and will diligently battle on your behalf for your benefits.