Chico Workplace Accident Lawyers
Protecting the Rights of California Employees against Injury by Third-Parties
NOTE: THE PETERS LAW FIRM DOES NOT LITIGATE WORKER’S COMPENSATION CASES
Common Types of Workplace Accidents
There are countless different accidents that can occur in the workplace, though national statistics have shown that there are a few common types – our law firm has also handled countless accidents and knows how to navigate them.
Common types of accidents that can occur in the workplace include:
- Slip and falls: This is the most common type of workplace accident, as more than one in five of all California workplace deaths in 2017 were attributed to trips, slips, and falls, and with 88% of those deaths involving falls to a lower level. Slip and falls are common because they can happen in any workplace environment and be caused by a variety of factors, from slippery and wet floors to torn carpeting to poor lighting to third-party interference. If your injury was caused by a third-party or your workplace is owned by someone other than your employer, we may be able to assist you with your civil claim.
- Machinery accidents: Industries involving heavy machinery, like manufacturing and construction, typically are more dangerous. Some machines can weigh thousands of pounds and cause serious injuries and deaths if they fall over or break and crush individuals as a result. Additionally, some workplaces fail to train their employees to use their machines properly and safely, which can also contribute to accidents.
- Electrocutions: Though more common in the construction industry, where lots of live wires can be found, any employee can be electrocuted if there’s a socket around. These accidents tend to result in catastrophic injuries like burns and heart damage, as well as death.
- Falling objects: Whether you’re working at a construction site and are struck by falling debris or are reaching for something on the top shelf in your office and a printer flies off, falling objects can cause serious damages such as traumatic brain injuries, which can impair a person’s cognitive abilities.
While these accidents can happen anywhere and in any industry, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has listed occupations with the most workplace non-fatal injuries and illnesses. Some of these occupations that are known for accidents include health care and social assistance, manufacturing, construction, and accommodation and food services.
Depending on the nature of the accident, injuries can include anything from cuts and abrasions and broken bones to burns, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, amputations, and head and brain injuries.
Who Can Be Held Liable?
If you’ve been injured at work, chances are you’ve been told the only compensation you can secure is from workers’ compensation insurance, but there are some exceptions to this rule. If you were injured by a defective product, for instance, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against the product manufacturer. Along the same vein is that if you’ve fallen ill as a result of a toxic substance, you could file a toxic tort lawsuit against the maker of that substance.
To understand whether a third party is responsible for your injuries, enabling you to file a personal injury claim against them and collect damages, you need an accomplished attorney by your side. Our lawyers are local and know all the local insurance companies, judges, and others typically involved in these cases. We know how the other side thinks and what they’ll try to do to avoid paying you. This knowledge is what gives us the edge we need to secure the full amount of compensation available to you.
For responsive services and free consultations in English and Spanish, call us today at (530) 342-3593. Our Chico workplace accident lawyers can help you heal from your injuries through compassion and aggressive advocacy.
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