Victorville Workplace Accident Attorney
Have you been injured at the workplace?
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration estimates that 5,800 fatalities occur each year, due to work-related accidents. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the industries with the highest rate of work-related deaths were agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, mining, transportation, warehousing and construction. While these were the most dangerous occupations, many accidents and injuries frequently occur in office settings. At the Pacific Attorney Group, our first concern is that you receive the medical attention that you need. Once that has been accomplished, a competent
Victorville personal injury lawyer can work with you towards obtaining the compensation that you deserve.
Sprains and strains are common workplace injuries. Cancers and respiratory diseases are illnesses that can strike hard at workers. These illnesses can create a problem for the worker, as they may not show up until years after the initial damage was done. A prime cause for work-related fatalities is car accidents and
truck accidents. No matter the injury or illness that you now suffer from, you may need assistance to get the compensation you need.
Workers' compensation was established to protect workers and their dependents, in case of a workplace accident or death. It is not always easy to obtain and does not always compensate you fairly. A wrongful death lawsuit is sometimes the correct action to take, to ensure that a surviving spouse and other loved ones receive proper compensation.
Workers' Comp and Wrongful Death Cases in Victorville
If you have been injured in an accident at the workplace, there are some actions you can take to ensure you receive workers' compensation. The first thing you should do is report the incident to your employer. Be certain to keep copies of any paper work involved with the injury. If you receive medical attention, be certain that you state your injury is a result of a workplace accident. Gather any evidence that you can to document what occurred, including witness statements and photographs. At times, an employer may not be willing to file your claim or may try to lessen the extent of your injuries. Insurance companies and their attorneys can try to deny a proper claim or lessen the amount of benefits that you should receive.
In these situations, we may be able to be of great service to you and your family. Workers' compensation can be a good system when it functions correctly. When it doesn't, we are here to help. Workers' comp benefits for a wrongful death can be very limited in their scope. Medical expenses, funeral costs and some portion of the salary of the deceased can be all that is paid. Damages in a wrongful death case may include the loss of anticipated earnings of the deceased. A wrongful death suit may also take up loss of inheritance or other future income. Your emotional distress and loss of companionship can be compensated in some cases. You have rights relating to workplace accidents and their results. We are here to serve you by protecting those rights.
Contact a Victorville workplace accident attorney
when you or a loved one has been involved in a workplace accident and require experienced legal assistance.