The state of California requires businesses to carry workers’ compensation insurance for its employees so that they will be compensated if they sustain a workplace injury. Workers’ compensation is meant to be the exclusive remedy for injured employees.
This means that they are entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits for injuries sustained in workplace accidents, but they are generally prohibited from suing their employers in civil court for their accident injuries.
Slips And Falls Are A Leading Cause Of Workplace Injuries
Falls are one of the top causes of workplace injuries and fatalities and according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, falls are the second leading cause of fatal workplace injuries in California. Slips and falls attorney, Joseph Kritzer understands just how hazardous workplace falls can be and that although many falls do not cause lasting effects, some falls do result in serious and debilitating injuries.
Unsafe Work Conditions Leading To Falls And Injuries
Falls due to unsafe work conditions can cause significant injuries such as broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, torn muscles and tendons, significant cuts and lacerations, spinal cord injuries, and even death.
Unsafe work conditions may include the following:
- Tripping hazards such as blocked and cluttered walkways
- Uncovered holes
- Wet flooring
- Lack of fall protection in elevated work areas
- Unsecured or poorly maintained ladders and scaffolding
- Missing or broken handrails
- Broken and uneven flooring or stairs
- Poorly lit walkways and stairwells
Battling Insurance Companies And Their Representatives
Injured employees are often surprised to find out that their financial recovery options are somewhat limited when they pursue workers’ compensation claims. Insurance companies and their representatives work to keep their claim payouts low and injured employees often do not receive the amount of compensation that they deserve.
Fortunately for injured clients, we are familiar with insurance company tactics and we are also workers’ compensation experts who are skilled in maximizing workers’ compensation benefits for our injured clients.
We are experts in workers’ compensation law and we know how to effectively gather evidence and other supporting material to prove the full value of our clients’ injuries and damages. We are aggressive and persuasive negotiators who stand up to insurance companies and attorneys when their settlement offers are unreasonable.
Sometimes when employees are injured at work, they are limited to recovering under workers’ compensation claims, but other times they may have additional claims as well. Our workers’ compensation experts focus on maximizing your workers’ compensation recovery and when you have additional claims.
When dealing with a wrongful termination claim or a personal injury claim against a third party who was partially responsible for your injury, we refer you to expert attorneys who focus on those practice areas.
Hire an Experienced Slip And Falls Attorney
At the Law Office of Joseph Kritzer, our workers’ compensation team frequently represents employees who have sustained injuries caused by slips and falls in the workplace.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall or another type of workplace accident, contact us at 310-373-6821 or submit an online form and we will get in touch with you.
We will help you navigate your workers’ compensation claim to see that you receive the financial recovery to which you are entitled.