Bringing A Legal Claim After A Fall At Work
Under California workers’ compensation law, on-the-job falls are no-fault accidents and covered 100%. If a third party was involved, you may be entitled to damages that are in addition to your workers’ compensation benefits. We can file a separate personal injury suit against negligent third parties.
If you fell on the job and were injured, you have rights as a California worker. To find out more, schedule your free consultation with the attorneys at Berger & Michelena: 800-488-4813.
Berger & Michelena provides experienced workers’ compensation representation in the Los Angeles area. We have dedicated our careers to helping injured workers and their families recover adequate workers’ comp benefits and, in some cases, additional third-party damages.
Did A Fall At Work Cause Your Injury?
Workers in any occupation can be injured in a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident. Wet or slick surfaces, broken or uneven flooring, and power cords or other objects on the floor can cause a person to slip or trip and fall.
Construction workers, roofers and painters spend significant time working at elevated heights. These workers are at risk for falling from a ladder or scaffold, roof or bridge. Workers on construction or demolition sites can also be injured by falls into ditches and trenches.
Any type of falling accident can cause serious injuries, including:
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Back injuries
- Leg and knee injuries
- Arm and shoulder injuries
- Broken bones
Suffering any of these injuries can leave workers with a temporary or permanent disability. A severe brain or spinal cord injury can result in wrongful death. We have experience representing families who have lost loved ones to wrongful death.