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When you go to work, the last thing you want or expect to happen is an on-the-job injury. However, workplace injuries occur all the time in Los Angeles and throughout California. Fortunately, workplace injury victims should nearly always be entitled to workers’ competition coverage. At Koszdin, Fields, Sherry & Katz, our team is here to help if you need a Los Angeles on-the-job accident attorney by your side. If you are struggling to receive the compensation you need from your employer or insurance carrier, we are going to help you.

Most common workplace injuries in Los Angeles

One thing we want to make clear is that injuries can occur in any type of workplace. Sure, there are some industries that are more dangerous than others for workers. This includes construction industries, transportation industries, manufacturing and warehouse industries, etc. However, even a person who has a relatively safe office job can still suffer an injury caused by a slip and fall incident, premises defect, and more.

Some of the most common causes of workplace accidents include the following:

  • Vehicle accidents
  • Slip and fall incidents
  • Falls from heights
  • Electrocution
  • Overexertion
  • Struck by objects
  • Struck against something
  • Entanglement
  • Repetitive motion injuries
  • Workplace violence

According to data available from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, we can see that there were approximately 2.8 million non-fatal workplace injuries or illnesses reported during the latest year across the country. When we closely examine this data, we can see that 15% of all non-fatal injuries and illnesses occurred in the manufacturing industry. Overall, ten occupations accounted for 33.2% of all cases involving days away from work. Out of those industries, the highest number of days away from work occurred in the:

  • Labor and freight industry
  • Stocking industry
  • Material moving industry

Will workers’ compensation always cover an on-the-job injury in Los Angeles?

In nearly all circumstances, an injured employee in Los Angeles will be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. The workers’ comp system in California is designed to be “no-fault,” which means that a worker should be able to receive coverage regardless of who caused the incident.

This system is designed to pay for an injured employee’s medical bills, replacement of most of their lost wages, and even temporary or permanent disability benefits, depending on the severity of the injury.

Additionally, if the Los Angeles on-the-job injury occurred due to the careless or negligent actions of a third party other than the employer, then the injured worker may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against that party in order to recover additional types of compensation, including pain and suffering losses.

Call a Los Angeles on-the-job accident attorney today

If you or somebody you care about has sustained an on-the-job injury in or around the Los Angeles area, reach out to the team at Koszdin, Fields, Sherry & Katz for help as soon as possible. We have extensive experience handling complex workplace injury claims, and we know what it takes to stand up to aggressive insurance carriers and employers in these situations. Let us work to obtain the medical benefits and lost wage replacement that you are entitled to. When you need a Los Angeles on-the-job accident attorney, you can reach out to us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 800-747-3447.