Catastrophic Workplace Injuries
A workplace accident is an accident which occurs on the workplace while at work, leading to either physical or mental impact or both. Unlike temporary injuries which can be cured and healed over a period of time, catastrophic workplace injuries can disable one for life and the victim may have to suffer from a variety of complications over the years. In some unfortunate instances, these catastrophic work injuries last for the whole life.
Some of the common causes of catastrophic workplace injuries are transportation accidents, faulty machinery, Safety comprises made by the companies etc. Victims of such accidents, often require a lot of time to recover completely, they may have to miss work for a long period resulting in loss of income, and they may require to undergo surgeries or therapies or even opt for assisted living care.
Statistics from International Labour Organization (ILO shows that over 337 million workplace accidents occur each year across the globe. These accidents along with contraction of occupational diseases result in over 2.3 million deaths each year.
A person spends his/her major part life at his/her workplace. It is not rare for workers to become victims of workplace injuries. Most types of catastrophic workplace injuries are covered under the Workers’ Compensation, however in cases where the negligence of someone results in an injury, then in such cases a claim of personal injury has to be filed. In most cases the payouts received under the workers’ compensation are minimal and are not sufficient enough to cover all the expenses of the victim.
Our experienced team of lawyers at Khashan Law firm provide legal advice and courtroom representation to the workers and their families, who have been victims of catastrophic workplace injuries or deaths. We handle catastrophic workplace injury claims involving:
- Accidents on the construction site – collapsing of the walls, ceilings and scaffolding
- Accidents on the factory premises – continuous stress injuries, injuries due to use or malfunction of heavy equipment, accidents on the conveyor belt
- Industrial accidents – Injuries due to chemical burns or fires or explosions while at work
- Transportation accidents – Injuries to commercial drivers, couriers, fleet drivers while transporting goods
- Accidents due to environmental hazards – Injuries due to hazards on industrial sites, construction projects and office buildings
It is very important for the injured employee to understand all their options before they accept any compensation from the employer. Once an employee accepts the workers compensation from the company, they will have to forfeit their right to pursue the claim in court. Victims of catastrophic workplace injuries have a fixed timeframe within which they need to file a claim, therefore it is advisable to contact a catastrophic workplace injuries lawyer at the earliest.
Over the years, we at Khashan law have witnessed how it is difficult for victims of catastrophic workplace injuries to recover their damages for the injuries they sustained in the accident. Victims are forced to accept low settlements without the right advice and guidance. We at Khashan law have expertise in handling cases involving catastrophic workplace injuries. We ensure that our clients obtain full compensation for their present and future damages. Call us at (951) 461-2387 for a free, confidential consultation.
Contact a Southern California Personal Injury Lawyer
The Southern California Personal Injury Lawyers at Khashan Law represents clients injured by dog bites, car accidents, workplace accidents, accidents on another’s property, medical malpractice, and wrongful death cases. If you think you may have a personal injury case, please do not hesitate to seek the expert legal assistance you need to make things right. It costs nothing to call us, costs nothing for a consultation, and costs nothing to get us started looking out for your rights if we agree that you have a solid case.
Unexpected and unfortunate things happen to good people. Our caring legal professionals are here to help you recover the financial payment you deserve so you can get on with your life. Remember, all legal fees are based on a percentage of the award, and you pay nothing for our services until we win your case. We have three conveniently-located offices in Southern California.
Southern California Cities we serve include, but are not limited to:
- LOS ANGELES
- SAN DIEGO
- LONG BEACH
- SANTA ANA
- CHULA VISTA
- SAN BERNARDINO
- HUNTINGTON BEACH
- MORENO VALLEY
- GARDEN GROVE
- COSTA MESA
- MISSION VIEJO
- NEWPORT BEACH
- SANTA MONICA
Do you have questions about your Personal Injury Case?
If you are an accident victim who has been injured in a vehicle accident, in a slip and fall accident at some business or facility, or injured by the negligent and wrongful conduct of others, and need answers to your questions or to find out what your case is worth, please call us today at (951) 461-2387 for a free, confidential consultation. Or if you prefer, fill out our Contact Form. A lawyer or staffer from Southern California Personal Injury Lawyers will call as soon as possible you to schedule an appointment.