The leading causes of workplace injuries are definitely slipping and falling. Whether you fall from a height, a ladder, a roof or a building under construction, you will most likely end up with injured back, broken bones, head injury or even death.
It doesn’t matter what the cause is – as long as you slipped or fell at your workplace, you are entitled to receive compensation for your injuries.
Learn more about these types of injuries by speaking with one of our On The Job Injury Attorneys in Los Angeles; we offer a free consultation for everyone, followed by a free case review. Give us a call during business hours or send us an email and we will gladly schedule your consultation to help you understand how the whole process works and how you can receive the compensation you deserve.
Slip And Fall Accidents
Unless you were playing “horseplay” with your coworkers, you are eligible to receive compensation for any injury you sustained after slipping and falling at your workplace. The most common examples of slip and fall injuries on the job include the following:
- Slipping on a greasy floor
- Slipping on spilled liquid
- Tripping over power cords, cables or ropes
- Tripping over another employee’s foot
- Tripping while walking backward and helping another coworker carry something
- Stepping into and falling into a hole
- Tripping on a carpet
- Falling as a result of a broken stair tread
If you received an injury after falling or slipping at your workplace, you are to immediately contact one of our Los Angeles On The Job Injury Attorneys for a free consultation and case review. You will know exactly what to do after the consultation, so be sure to check your case with a team of experienced attorneys.
Injuries From an Accident
- Head injury
- Brain injury
- Neck injury
- Back injury
- Wrist injury
- Arm injury
- Leg injury
- Knees injury
- Disk herniation
- Broken bones
- Cuts and scrapes
All of these injuries are covered by workers’ compensation benefits. If your claim is successful, you will receive fully paid medical care (including all your treatments, medications, surgeries, hospital bills), you will receive compensation for your pain and suffering, and you will receive aproximately two thirds of your lost wages. If your injury is serious, your future lost wages will be taken into account as well when calculating your compensation.
To have a better chance of success with your initial claim, speak with one of our attorneys as soon as you receive the injury.
Permanent or Temporary Disability
Has your injury caused a permanent or temporary disability? If so, you are entitled to additional benefits, based on the type and duration of your injury. These benefits are:
- Permanent total disability benefits
- Temporary total disability benefits
- Permanent partial disability benefits
- Temporary partial disability benefits
Falls are very dangerous, especially when working on a construction site. Be extremely careful, as you may end up paying the ultimate price. In case of death, the family can receive death benefits.