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.
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. Because of these losses to employers, they often strive to deny claims to reduce their insurance costs and liability.
When you’ve been injured on the job, you have a right to file a workers’ compensation claim. However, the process is complicated and deadlines for filing are strict. If you don’t fill out forms properly and file paperwork on time, your benefits could be permanently denied.
Workers’ compensation insurance companies know an employee being injured through no fault of their own is not uncommon. However, they may deny legitimate claims hoping you’ll not follow through on obtaining the benefits to which you’re legally entitled.
If you or a loved one suffered an on-the-job injury, you have the right to pursue workers’ compensation benefits. The legal team at Workers’ Compensation Lawyer passionately and vigorously fight for the rights of injured workers throughout Riverside, San Bernardino, and the Inland Empire.
Spinal Injuries $206,000
We have recovered a settlement for a client that suffered from spinal injuries while working on a home improvement project pulling a pallet.
Psych Injury $125,000
We have recovered a settlement for a client that suffered from a psych injury due to a traumatizing event; the defendants denied the claim.
Cumulative Trauma - Laborer $123,000
We have recovered a settlement for a client that suffered from Cumulative trauma due to repetitive movement.
Cumulative Neck Injury $120,000
We have recovered a settlement for a client who suffered from a cumulative neck injury.
Cumulative Trauma Injury - Orthopedic $120,000
We have recovered a settlement for a client that suffered from various cumulative trauma injuries due to body parts wearing out over 20 years of labor.
Spinal Injury $100,000
We have recovered a settlement for a client who suffered from neck and back injuries due to operating a caterpillar.
Back & Arm Injury $95,000
We have recovered a settlement for a client that suffered from a specific injury to the back and cumulative injury to arms.
Back Injury $70,000
We have recovered a settlement for a client who suffered from back injuries due to a car accident.