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The last thing that anybody expects when they go to work is that they will sustain an injury. Unfortunately, work injuries are not uncommon in and around the Los Angeles area. Anytime a person is injured at work, they should be able to receive workers’ compensation benefits to cover the medical bills and lost wages. If necessary, short- and long-term disability benefits should also be made available. At Koszdin, Fields, Sherry & Katz, our Los Angeles or Van Nuys work injury attorneys want to discuss the most common types of workplace accidents and physical injuries that we help clients with.

Common causes of workplace accidents in LA and Van Nuys

When we turn to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), we can see that there were around 2.7 million workplace injuries or illnesses reported across the country during the latest year of data gathered. When we look at statistics provided by the National Safety Council, we can see that there are various ways that these injuries can occur. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Slips, trips, and falls from various heights
  • Exposure to hazardous materials or conditions in the workplace
  • Vehicle accidents
  • Overexertion and bodily reactions
  • Getting caught in between objects

Some industries are riskier than others concerning severe workplace injuries (construction, transportation, manufacturing, etc.). However, workers can sustain injuries in any type of work environment. A slip and fall can happen inside an office building just as easily as it can at a construction site.

Most common workplace injuries

Workplace injuries are usually relatively minor and do not require extensive medical care. However, there are times when a worker sustains a severe injury that leads to significant time away from work. At Koszdin, Fields, Sherry & Katz, our Los Angeles or Van Nuys work injury lawyers regularly help clients who have sustained the following:

  • Severe sprains or strains
  • Broken and dislocated bones
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord trauma
  • Other severe neck and back injuries
  • Internal bleeding
  • Lacerations or puncture wounds
  • Crush injuries and amputations

Our team also helps clients who are suffering from occupational injuries and illnesses that develop over longer periods of time. This includes:

While these injuries are not always immediately apparent, they must be taken seriously. Similarly, many mental health illnesses can be traced to the workplace, and employees should be able to recover compensation for these as well.

Call us for a free consultation of your case today

If you or somebody you love has sustained an injury in the workplace, you should be entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits. At Koszdin, Fields, Sherry & Katz, our competent and experienced attorneys are ready to help if you have sustained a work injury. Our goal is to ensure you receive all benefits you are entitled to, and we have no problem taking on aggressive insurance carriers or employers. When you need a Los Angeles or Van Nuys work injury attorney, you can reach out to us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 800-747-3447.