Fall Accidents On the Job
All types of workplace accidents have the potential to cause injuries, though fall accidents can be particularly risky. Certain jobs require work in high places, including:
- Utility workers
It is all too easy for scaffolding to collapse, a ladder to be defective, or other safety equipment to fail, causing a worker to fall. Even if a fall simply happens and is no one’s fault, injured fall victims are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits under the law.
It is important to properly file your workers’ compensation claim after a fall on the job, especially because the resulting injuries can be severe. Some common injuries from falls include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Skull fractures
- Pelvis fracture
- Internal hemorrhaging
- Internal organ damage
- Neck and back injuries
Many people who fall from heights require emergency treatment, and they might need to be hospitalized. Treatment can be ongoing for a while, and the fall victim will likely have to miss work for weeks or months. Some fall-related injuries leave victims with permanent impairments, including paralysis or permanent brain damage.
The Benefits You Deserve
Employers in California are required to have workers’ compensation coverage in case an employee gets injured, such as in a fall accident. This coverage should provide the following benefits:
- Medical expenses
- A percentage of your lost wages
- Disability benefits
Because the losses from falls can be significant, it is important that you ensure you receive all the benefits you deserve.
Learn How a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in Los Angeles Can Help
The Employee Defense Group represents workers injured on the job, and we can handle the entire claim process or appeals. If you were injured at work, speak with a Los Angeles workers’ compensation attorney right away. Contact us online or call 818.334.4870 for a free consultation.