Negligence on the Job

California Lawyer For Negligence on the Job

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in the year 2009, there were 4,551 fatal and 1,238,490 non-fatal employment injury and illness cases in the U.S. Injuries that are frequently encountered at the workplace include:

  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Back injuries from lifting heavy objects
  • Accidents involving forklift trucks
  • Scaffolding accidents
  • Factory accidents
  • Industrial deafness
  • Accidents due to improper or insufficient training
  • Diseases resulting from exposure to the workplace environment
  • Accidents on account of the errors of a third party

Employers owe a duty of reasonable care towards employees, contractors and visitors to warrant a safe working environment. This involves:

  • Equipping the employees with tools and machinery as per their job requirements
  • Ensuring maintenance of the said tools and machinery
  • Maintaining cleanliness and non-hazardous conditions in the premises
  • Supplying proper workstations and chairs
  • Ascertaining that the exits are not blocked
  • Training employees as per their work requirements, especially if it involves arduous physical tasks like lifting heavy objects, or operating heavy machinery
  • Supplying safety gear such as dust-masks, gas-masks, hard hats, ear defenders, high-visibility jackets and safety gloves, boots and glasses to the employees as per their work requirements, and as per the risks posed by the surroundings

If you have been a victim of injuries in the course of your employment because your employer failed to afford a safe environment, you may be entitled to compensation, irrespective of whether you are a permanent employee or a casual one. The damages frequently cover:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Damaged property
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Pain and suffering

At Gabriel & Associates, we understand how living with an injury through no fault of your own can be difficult, and we’re committed to advocating for your right to compensation for the damages you have incurred. We will provide you with compassionate and zealous representation throughout your case. Call now for a free consultation at (562) 436-9292, or dial our toll-free number (800) 801-7221.

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