No matter where you work, there are inherent dangers. Whether you suffer a slip and fall accident in the office lobby, a car accident while driving a company vehicle, or a scaffolding incident at a construction site, you have the right to seek compensation if you are injured at work. Thousands of Californians are hospitalized because of workplace accidents every year.
We want to protect workers’ rights by holding their employers accountable for accidents that occur. We are confident in our ability to handle these cases. We have recovered $500 million for clients since we began our law firm in 1987 and are one of the most widely recognized law firms in Southern California.
Workers’ Compensation vs. Personal Injury
When you are harmed at your workplace, you have the right to seek compensation through a workers’ compensation claim. With workers’ compensation, you are required report the injury to your employer. The company then has to pay you for any medical treatment for injuries that occurred and potentially for other damages.
On the other hand, some personal injury cases involve a third party – a party other than your employer. You will want to talk with a professional lawyer at The Dominguez Firm to determine whether you should pursue a workers’ compensation case or a personal injury case.
Depending on the details surrounding your injury, workers’ compensation may yield a higher or lower payout. We can help you to pursue an avenue that will be most effective.
Causes of Workplace Accidents
- Construction accidents – scaffolding falls, struck-by accidents, caught-in-between accidents, electricity accidents, power tool accidents, asbestos exposure
- Factory accidents – repetitive motion injuries, heavy equipment injuries, conveyor belt accidents, slip and fall injuries
- Industrial accidents – fires, explosions, toxic exposure, chemical burns
- Auto accidents – collisions while driving a company vehicle, truck accidents
- Office accidents – slip and fall accidents, carpal tunnel from typing, toxic exposure
Don’t Settle. Discuss your case with us for Free
An experienced and compassionate lawyer at our firm can help you determine your next move after a workplace accident. It isn’t always wise to accept workers’ compensation from your company, especially if you have been involved in a very serious injury. When you accept your company’s settlement, you forfeit your right to pursue the matter in court.
Workers who are injured have a limited amount of time to file a claim. That is why we highly recommend you call us immediately. We are available 24/7 to talk with you and set up a free consultation. We will come to you, and an accomplished Los Angeles personal injury attorney will work hard to pursue a higher settlement or take your case to court.