Each workplace presents a unique environment with a unique set of potential hazards that could cause injuries to workers. The following are only some examples of common workplace hazards. To discuss your specific job-related injuries, contact our workers’ compensation lawyers in Southern California directly.
Many jobs involve climbing ladders, working on scaffolding, working from crane baskets, standing on roofs, and other high places. Even with the right safety equipment, workers can fall from heights and sustain serious injuries.
If your job involves the use of power tools or heavy machinery, there is an increased risk of accidents and injuries. This can be true of drills, saws, forklifts, cranes, bulldozers, and more. Tools and machinery may malfunction, or accidents can happen due to poor maintenance or user error. In any event, this can result in severe injuries.
If a workplace stores toxic chemicals or you have to handle chemicals as part of your job, it can be a risky environment. This puts workers at risk of toxic exposure, respiratory problems, skin irritation and burns, and other injuries.
Many jobs require workers to operate motor vehicles. Whether you are driving a large semi-truck, construction equipment, or a company car, there is the chance you can be injured in a crash.
When any type of workplace accident occurs, it is important to know your rights to workers’ compensation benefits. Never wait to discuss what happened with an experienced Southern California workers’ compensation attorney.
At the law firm of Jackson & Jackson, we have seen firsthand the wide range of workplace accidents and injuries that may occur. We represent the rights of injured workers in many different scenarios, so please call (562) 426-9500 or contact us online for a free consultation today.