Industries with a High Risk of Injuries
Workplace accidents and injuries can happen to almost anyone in any job setting. Even if you work at an office, which seems perfectly safe, you can still slip and fall and sustain injuries on the job. That being said, there are definitely some industries that present a higher risk of worker injuries than others. The following are some industries that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) deems as particularly high-risk.
Accidents happen in the above industries on a regular basis, and people in these industries should know what to do if a workplace injury occurs.
First, you should always get the emergency medical attention that you need if you are seriously injured. If possible, report the accident and injury to your employer, though if you are unable due to your injuries, make sure to report the accident as soon as you can. Then, speak with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer in Los Angeles about your next steps and right under the law.
Current COVID-19 Concerns for Workers
If you are considered to be an essential worker during the COVID-19 pandemic and shutdown, you might be at risk of being exposed to the coronavirus at work. If you contract COVID-19 after working, you might have a workers’ compensation claim. These claims might be highly complicated, as you will have to prove where you were exposed to the virus. You should consult with an experienced lawyer if you believe you contracted the virus through workplace exposure.
Learn How a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in Los Angeles Can Help
After a workplace injury or illness, the Los Angeles workers’ compensation attorneys at the Employee Defense Group are here to help. Call 818.334.4870 or contact us online to speak with our dedicated legal team as soon as possible.