Orange County Work Injury Lawyer
Just give an Orange County workplace injury lawyer a call to find out how to pursue compensation after an on-the-job injury.
For many people, working with heavy machinery and hazardous chemicals is an everyday event. When that’s your career, however, you’re at far greater risk for injury than many other workers. In some cases, these injuries can be lethal or so serious that workers compensation might simply not cut it.
Personal injury claims that involve work accidents can be difficult to navigate, and you may find that you need an Orange County work injury lawyer to straighten everything out.
A work accident can be severe, and it can leave you struggling to earn the income you once earned for your family and enjoy life as you previously did. But during this difficult time, our firm will work tirelessly to help you get back to where you once were.
Filing a Personal Injury Claim for an Orange County Work Accident
Your first reaction may be to file a workers compensation claim, but don’t act so quickly. By accepting workers comp, you may be waiving your right to further action. Under certain circumstances, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim outside of the California workers comp system.
If your employer has put you in unnecessary danger, you may need to act to get full and fair compensation. Your employer may also be leaving you illegally uninsured, and you may need help from an Orange County workplace injury attorney as you seek justice.
The following circumstances could enable you to file a personal injury claim for your work injury:
- Exposure to harmful or illegal materials, which could implicate your employer or the manufacturer of the substance in question
- Defective products, claims for which will be made against the manufacturer
- Willful misconduct or malice by your employer
Common Work-Related Injuries
When you’ve been exposed to any of these dangers, the harm can be severe and long-lasting. For instance, if your employer exposed you to toxic substances knowingly and without providing proper protection, you could suffer from this decision for life. Asbestos is one of the most famous examples of toxic substances in the workplace. It’s known for causing cancer decades after workers breathed it in.
Your injuries may be more visible than that, however. Machinery, for example, can be deadly when not properly operated or maintained. You could be left with broken bones, head or spinal trauma, or an amputated limb in extreme cases.
When you prepare to file your claim, take all of your injuries into account, as well as the damages they caused. Did your injury cause lasting pain? Are you unable to work or enjoy your life? Will you need long-term treatment?
All this and more should be considered in your Orange County work injury claim. If you’re uncertain about what you should be compensated for, an attorney can help.
Call an Orange County Work Injury Attorney
Work accidents can leave you in a dire situation, but we’re here to help. If you’re severely injured, we’ll even get your medical expenses delayed or covered until you’re able to cover them with the compensation you win. With a qualified lawyer on your side through the process, you can be sure that you’re in good hands.
If you have questions, give Dickson Kohan & Bablove, LLP a call at 1-844-404-2400 or fill out our online contact form below. An Orange County work injury lawyer is ready to fight for your case and get you the help you need after your on-the-job accident.