Do you think it is safe to work at your workplace? According to the National Health and Safety Institute, 8 out of 10 workplaces across the United States bare the risk of certain hazards.
Statistically, the chances are that you will receive a workplace injury. And when it happens, you should know what to do and who to call for help.
Here are some of the most common workplace injuries, and what to do in case you receive any of them.
Slip and Fall Injury
Over 60 percent of all work-related injuries are a result of slip and fall accidents. Even though it sounds like something that would never happen to you, in case you ever suffer a work-related injury, the chances are that it will be due to slip and fall. Injuries sustained from such an accident could result in:
- Broken bones
- Injured back
- Injured head or neck
- Broken arm or wrist
- Hearing loss
- Loss of sight (in case of a serious head injury)
Each one of the above-listed injuries entitles you to receive workers compensation. In order to receive it, you have to do the following immediately:
- Report the injury to your superiors within 30 days
- Seek medical attention
- Consult with one of our Los Angeles Workers Compensation Attorneys (in case you don’t have an attorney)
If you end up getting the compensation you deserve, you will be entitled to receive the following:
- Fully paid medical care
- 2/3 of your lost wages
- Compensation based on your weekly wager
Speak with our attorney immediately after the accident took place. Give us a call and schedule your free initial consultation.
Does your work involve driving a vehicle? In 2017, car accidents were responsible for 35 percent of all deaths caused by an accident. As a driver, your duty is to remain focused, with your eyes on the road ahead.
The most common reasons why car accidents happen are:
- Distractions (car stereo, cigarettes, food or drink, makeup, smartphones)
- Texting and messaging
- Talking on the phone while driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Driving without a driver’s license
No matter the reason, as long as your accident happened while you were performing your regular work duties, you are entitled to receive workers compensation. Assuming that you are able to, call your superiors to let them know what happened, and seek help from our professional Workplace Injury Attorneys.
Since many individuals work on construction sites all over the country, the chances of construction accidents are very high. 40 percent of all construction accidents end up with a fatality. This could be due to:
- Equipment malfunction
- Unsecured location
- Roof falling off
If you endure a construction injury and remain alive, you will receive proper compensation, as long as you file a proper claim.
In cases of death by an accident, the family of the deceased can seek death benefits, and receive financial help. They will be helped with the funeral costs, and these benefits will be given on a weekly basis.