Employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance to protect employees in the event of a work-related injury or illness. This system often puts the worker at a disadvantage, because the insurance company is usually more concerned with protecting its bottom line rather than best interests of the injured worker. If you or someone you love is injured at work, you should speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to ensure you receive the compensation you are owed.
To schedule a free consultation with a work injury lawyer in San Diego, contact The Law Office of Melinda J. Helbock, A.P.C. today.
Injuries at Work
An employer is liable for any work related injury or illness that is caused by negligence. Work injuries include (but are not limited to):
- Repetitive motion injuries resulting in carpal tunnel syndrome
- Back injuries from lifting heavy objects
- Slip and fall injuries caused by hazards such as exposed cords
- Brain injuries from falling objects
- Cancer or other illnesses caused by exposure to asbestos or other toxins
- Injuries from broken or dangerous machinery
- Chemical burns
- Injuries resulting from inadequate safety gear
- Injuries caused by inadequate training
Each occupation has a different set of dangers. When an employer fails to provide a safe environment for his or her employees, he or she can be held accountable. If you believe that your injury was caused by employer negligence, or by another employee, you should speak with an attorney right away.
Compensation for Work-Related Injuries
Serious injuries can result in physical, emotional and financial hardships. In addition to expensive medical bills, injured workers might fall behind on their mortgage and credit card payments while they are out of work. A lawsuit would seek compensation to pay for these and other damages so the injured worker can focus on getting better.
To speak to an experienced work injury attorney who will make sure your rights are protected, contact us today. The Law Office of Melinda J. Helbock, A.P.C. represents injured workers in the San Diego area.