Los Angeles Warehouse Accidents Attorney
Working in a warehouse puts employees at risk for injuries from accidents and from cumulative/repetitive trauma. If you were injured, you are most likely eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. However, you may need a lawyer’s help to get the benefits you deserve.
Let us help you get workers’ compensation benefits for your warehouse accident injury. Call the attorneys at Berger & Michelena: 213-624-9999.
Speak with an attorney at Berger & Michelena. We have more than 100 years of combined experience helping injured workers get the workers’ comp benefits and medical treatment they need. Even if your workers’ comp claim has been denied, we can review it and help you fight the claim. Please call our office at 213-624-9999 or 800-488-4813 to schedule a free consultation with a Los Angeles warehouse accidents attorney.
Accidents And Repetitive Trauma
Warehouse jobs that involve physical labor include machinists, materials movers, packers, shippers, loaders and forklift operators. These types of jobs often require repetitive motions such as bending, lifting, working levers and standing for long periods. Overuse of muscles and other soft tissues is a common problem that can lead to cumulative trauma injuries of the joints, arms, legs, back or neck.
Traumatic accidents such as a slip-and-fall or being struck by a falling object are common warehouse hazards. Injuries caused by defective or unsafe machinery can also be serious and may include broken bones, electric shock or amputations.
Many warehouse accidents involve forklifts. Catastrophic or fatal injuries may occur for reasons such as:
- The forklift tipping and rolling over
- Colliding with a worker
- A load falling on a worker
- Forklift defects
- Lack of supervision and safety procedures
- Operating in dangerous areas
No matter what type of accident caused your injury, we can file an additional personal injury suit if a negligent third party was involved. This may be a vendor/supplier, subcontractor or the manufacturer of a defective machine. We will investigate your case to determine whether this type of claim is possible.