Protecting Workers In Los Angeles After An Injury
No one should have to worry about suffering serious, life-altering injuries while at work. Unfortunately, the fact of the matter is workplace accidents and injuries happen all the time and, every year, thousands of workers are injured or killed on the job.
Regardless of the type of injury you or your loved one sustained, you are covered under California’s workers’ compensation laws. If you need help recovering your rightful benefits, or if your claim has been delayed or denied, turn to the powerful legal team at the Law Offices of Hinden & Breslavsky, APC. Our Los Angeles workplace injury lawyers have been serving clients across California since 1974; we are prepared to fight for you.
Common Types Of Workplace Injuries
Generally speaking, there are two types of work-related injuries: traumatic injuries and cumulative injuries/illnesses. Traumatic injuries are typically the result of an accident or other workplace incident, and they affect a specific area of the body.
Cumulative injuries/illnesses, on the other hand, develop over a longer period of time. Workers who sustain traumatic injuries and those who suffer cumulative injuries are afforded the same rights and opportunities under workers’ compensation laws.
Examples of traumatic workplace injuries include:
- Severe burns
- Broken or crushed bones
- Brain injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Slip-and-fall injuries
- Accidental amputation
- Penetrating injuries
- Heart attacks/strokes
- Muscle tears/strains
- Knee and elbow injuries
- Crush injuries
- Injuries caused by falling objects
Examples of cumulative workplace injuries/illnesses include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive motion injuries
- Mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure
- Loss of eyesight
- Loss of hearing
- Back and shoulder injuries due to overuse
- Joint inflammation (bursitis)
Whether you suffered a catastrophic injury in a construction accident or truck crash, or if you are an office worker who sustained debilitating joint pain or developed cancer due to job-related conditions, you have the right to seek just and reasonable compensation.
Contact Hinden & Breslavsky For A Free Consultation
Regardless of the type of workplace injury you currently have, it is a good idea to discuss your legal rights and options with a skilled and experienced attorney.
The Los Angeles workplace injury lawyers at our firm, along with our entire team of hearing representatives and support staff, understand what you are going through and the challenges you face. Our goal is to help you recover the maximum benefits you are entitled to so that you can focus on healing and getting back on your feet.