Injured On The Job? Hire a Westlake Village Workplace Injury Lawyer
Vititoe Law Group and our Workplace injury lawyers specialize in representing clients who have been injured on the job. These injuries can range from minor injuries to more serious injuries such as broken bones and traumatic brain injuries. In some cases, a work injury can even be life-threatening.
Legal Help When You’ve Been Hurt On The Job
Every occupation has its hazards, and workers across California suffer injuries every day. California’s workers’ compensation system is designed to pay for expenses associated with work-related injuries, including medical bills and lost wages. However, insurance carriers often deny coverage or refuse treatment to claimants. To help ensure that you receive all the benefits you are entitled to, it is important to consult with a Westlake Village work injury lawyer.
At Vititoe Law Group, we handle workers’ compensation claims as well as third-party personal injury claims for workers who have been hurt while on the job. Our skilled and knowledgeable work injury attorneys know how to determine if you can file a third-party claim. We will guide you through the process of filing a worker’s compensation claim and work diligently to obtain all the compensation you are entitled to receive for your work injury.
What Compensation Can I Receive from a Work Injury?
If you have been injured on the job, it is important to seek legal representation as soon as possible. In the state of California, you can likely file for Workers’ compensation after your work injury, but you may be able to also file a third-party personal injury claim for additional coverage. Our Westlake Village work injury lawyers can help you navigate the complex process of obtaining maximum compensation for your injuries.
Workplace injuries come in a variety of forms and can occur in many ways. While most people think of serious injuries, workers’ compensation covers all work-related injuries, including:
- Broken bones
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Work-related vision loss
- Work-related hearing loss
- Mental stress-related injuries
Our attorneys will consult with you as you fill out your paperwork and help you appeal if your employer’s insurance carrier denies you coverage. We will pursue all the lost wage benefits you are entitled to, which will depend on the extent of your injuries.
Third-Party Personal Injury Claims
In some work injuries, you may be able to file a third-party personal injury claim. If your work injury was caused as a direct result of the negligence of someone or a place of business, it is likely you are eligible for a personal injury claim in addition to workers’ compensation. For example, maybe you were injured on the job by a subcontractor. Or you were in a car accident while driving a company car or making work-related deliveries. Third-party personal injury claims are filed in addition to workers’ compensation and can help you obtain maximum compensation for your injuries on the job.
Common Work Injury Occupations
There are many injuries that come as a direct result of your job. Some of the most common occupations that face work injuries are the following:
Delivery Company Workers (Amazon Drivers, Fed-Ex, UPS, USPS, Etc.)
Most delivery companies have strict deadlines that their company drivers are trying to meet. Often, because of the physical demands of delivery work, employees and drivers are injured. Injuries from lifting and stacking products, moving heavy items on slippery surfaces. Men and women delivery drivers perform hard labor throughout their whole shift and are likely to experience a work injury at some point.
Food Service Industry Injuries
Although it may not have been your first guess, food service injuries are common. From the factory worker to the prep cook, the waitress, or the cashier. There are dangers in each of their jobs. Common food service industry injuries include slip and fall accidents, lifting heavy items, electrical shock as well as accidents caused by co-workers.
Labor and Construction Injuries
Industrial labor and construction are professions that contribute to a high number of workplace injuries. Most common injuries result from heavy lifting, overhead reaching and lifting, tripping, or falling, as well as labor and construction accidents caused by the negligence of others.
Department and Home Improvement Store Injuries
Injuries from department stores and home improvement stores occur often. There are millions of workers at these stores, and they typically require back-breaking work that can easily cause a physical injury when lifting, pushing, or pulling.
Transportation Injuries (Car Accident Injuries, Truck Accident Injuries, Etc.)
Many jobs require employees to drive frequently for work. Especially with companies such as Uber or Lyft. These cases are often different from workers’ compensation cases and often involve third-party personal injury claims.
Of course, there are many other occupations that can result in workplace injuries. No matter what your job or your injury, if you are injured at work, it is important to report the injury to a supervisor or manager, fill out all appropriate reports and contact an experienced work injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Contact Our Westlake Village Workplace Injury Lawyers
If you have suffered a workplace injury, our experienced attorneys will work closely with you to ensure you recover the maximum possible compensation for your losses. It is important to consult with a work injury lawyer who is experienced and dedicated to your work injury case. At Vititoe Law Group, our Westlake Village workplace accident lawyers are familiar with California regulations and understand how work injury laws apply to your case. Our priority is to make the process easier for you so you can focus on recovery. To schedule a free consultation, call 818-991-8900 or contact us online.