Encino Workplace Accident Attorneys for Personal Injuries on the Job in Southern California
According to the U.S. Secretary of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, nearly 4 million people are injured in workplace accidents every year. In addition, over 4,500 people lose lives in workplace fatalities on an annual basis. The personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Sef Krell in Encino are committed to helping Southern Californians injured on the job get the compensation they need to cover their medical expenses, relieve their pain and suffering, and replace their wages when they cannot work.
Most workplace injuries can be redressed through Workers’ Compensation, third party liability, or both.
The California workers’ compensation system is set up to provide injured workers with security and peace of mind that they will be compensated for their on the job injury. Rather than having to sue their employer and prove negligence, an employee injured on the job can submit a workers’ compensation claim regardless of who was at fault in causing the accident or injury.
Employers pay insurance to cover such claims and benefit from not having to defend lawsuits. Still, employers and their insurance companies often fight workers’ compensation claims, making it difficult for employees who do not know the system. Our workers’ compensation lawyers help injured workers through the entire claims process, including appeals when their claims are denied, to make sure they get the workers’ compensation benefits to which they are entitled.
Third Party Liability
Although employees are prohibited from suing their employer in most cases, sometimes an accident is not the fault of the employer or the employee, but rather a third party is to blame. In these situations, the injured worker can sue the third party for negligence while still pursuing a workers’ compensation claim.
Common examples of potential third party liability include:
- Product Defects – A ladder breaks or a scaffold collapses, a power tool fails or a piece of heavy machinery malfunctions. The manufacturer of the defective product may be liable for negligence, breach of warranty or strict liability.
- Premises Liability – A worker is working off-site and is injured because of a dangerous condition that the property owner knew about but failed to correct or warn others. Examples include construction site accidents as well as cleaning services and delivery workers injured while performing their duties at another’s place of business.
- Automobile Accidents – Truckers, delivery drivers, and people running errands for their work may be injured in car or truck accidents caused by negligent drivers. People working outside in landscaping or road construction may also be struck by careless or reckless drivers.
Dedicated Personal Injury Lawyers Help You Recover From Your Workplace Accident
The lawyers at the Law Offices of Sef Krell in Encino represent people in a wide variety of personal injury accidents, including automobile and trucking accidents. In addition, our attorneys have years of experience handling California workers’ compensation cases. If you have been the victim of a workplace accident or injury, let our attorneys help you get the maximum compensation available to aid you in your recovery. In Los Angeles and Southern California, contact the Law Offices of Sef Krell for advice and representation from experienced, dedicated personal injury and workers’ compensation lawyers.