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Were you or a loved one injured on the job in Los Angeles, CA? Are you curious about your legal rights and options? An experienced Los Angeles workplace accident lawyer at M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers can help. You may be entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit and/or recover benefits under California workers’ compensation laws.

Collectively, our lawyers have decades of experience protecting the rights of work accident victims in Southern California. We’ve recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation on behalf of our injured clients over the years.

If you have questions, call our law offices in Los Angeles, California at (855) 599-2987 or fill out the contact form here to schedule a free consultation today.

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How M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help After a Workplace Accident in Los Angeles

How M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help After a Workplace Accident in Los Angeles

Employees who are injured on the job often face many different challenges. While you’re struggling to recover, your expenses can start adding up quickly. 

Getting workers’ compensation isn’t automatic. The workers’ compensation insurance company may drag their feet and delay your benefits, or your claim could be denied outright. And, workers’ comp isn’t always the only option. 

Our experienced personal injury attorneys in Los Angeles, CA know how to get money in your pocket. We’ll evaluate every aspect of your case and identify all of your options for seeking damages.

Hire us, and we will:

  • Investigate to determine who was responsible for your accident
  • Evaluate your case value
  • Help you file a claim for workers’ compensation
  • Protect you if the insurance companies give you the runaround
  • Defend you if your claim is denied
  • Handle all negotiations to make sure you’re getting the most money possible

Our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys have years of experience protecting injured workers. We’d be proud to put our skills to work for you. To start fighting for fair compensation, call to learn more about an attorney-client relationship today.

How Common Are Workplace Accidents in Los Angeles?

Nationwide, OSHA reported 5,333 workplace fatalities in 2019. In 2020, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported approximately 2.7 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses.

In the state of California, 463 workers died from on-the-job injuries in 2020. Los Angeles tops the list when it comes to injured workers in California. In 2020, 163,875 workers’ compensation claims were submitted in Los Angeles County.

What is My Los Angeles Workplace Accident Case Worth?

Nearly all workers in California have the right to file a workers’ compensation claim for benefits. However, you can’t sue your employer for damages. Workers whose injuries are caused by a negligent third party can sue that third party for additional damages. These lawsuits are called third-party claims. 

Negligent third parties may include:

  • Property owners
  • The at-fault driver in a car accident
  • Manufacturers of defective work equipment or tools
  • Third-party vendors or suppliers
  • Mechanics
  • Engineers
  • Architects 
  • General contractors

Workers’ compensation provides a standard level of benefits for injured workers. 

The value of your workers’ compensation case depends on:

  • Your average weekly wages prior to the accident
  • The duration of your recovery
  • The cost of your medical treatment
  • Whether you’ll be able to return to work in the same capacity

Workers’ comp covers about ⅔ of your average weekly wages prior to the accident, subject to statewide maximum caps. However, non-economic factors aren’t considered when determining how much you can receive from workers’ compensation.

If you’re eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit, your damages award may be significantly higher. 

Factors that can influence the value of your personal injury claim include:

  • The severity of your injuries
  • Damage to your quality of life
  • Emotional trauma and physical pain
  • The nature of the at-fault party’s actions

You could be eligible for both workers’ compensation and damages in a personal injury lawsuit. If you have questions about your options, call an experienced Los Angeles workplace accident attorney at M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers for a free case review today.

What Types of Damages Are Available to Work Injury Victims?

Workplace accident victims are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for:

You’re only entitled to recover non-economic damages if someone other than your employer caused your accident. These damages would be awarded in a personal injury lawsuit. 

Under California personal injury laws, accident victims are often entitled to compensation for: 

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Reduced earning potential
  • Rehabilitation 
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Disfigurement
  • Scarring 
  • Anxiety, depression, and PTSD
  • Loss of consortium

Do you have questions about the types of damages that may be available in your case? Our workplace injury lawyers will review your case for free so that you can get the answers you need. Just give us a quick call for a free case evaluation today.

Can I Recover Damages If I’m Being Blamed for a Workplace Accident in California?

California’s shared responsibility rules don’t apply in the context of workers’ compensation. You’re entitled to benefits regardless of who caused the accident.

However, California’s pure comparative negligence laws can impact your compensation award in a personal injury case. 

If you’re partly responsible for the accident, you’ll be partially responsible for the damages–but you won’t lose your right to compensation entirely. Instead, your compensation will be reduced in proportion to your percentage of fault.

We’ll Fight to Recover Compensation For All of Your Workplace Accident Injuries

Our team at M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers is committed to fighting for fair compensation for all of your workplace injuries, including:

If you were injured at work, call our Los Angeles personal injury law firm to discuss your case in detail today.

What Causes Most Workplace Accidents in Los Angeles, California?

Some of the leading causes of workplace accidents in Los Angeles include:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Exposure to live electricity
  • Lack of fall protection gear
  • Lack of respiratory protection
  • Lack of eye protection
  • Failure to follow state and OSHA safety regulations
  • Missing safety equipment
  • Communication failures
  • Negligent hiring practices 
  • Untrained or inexperienced workers
  • Defective products 
  • Unsafe work equipment
  • Failure to properly maintain work equipment and premises

People often cut corners in the workplace to save money. If you were hurt because of it, you deserve to be compensated. Our workplace accident attorneys will do everything we can to recover the maximum compensation you deserve.

We Handle All Types of Workplace Accident Claims in Los Angeles

We often handle work accident claims involving:

  • Scaffolding accidents
  • Falls from roofs or ladders
  • Accidents involving falling objects
  • Accidents where the worker is caught between two objects
  • Slips, trips, and falls
  • Electric shock injuries
  • Electrocutions
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals and substances
  • Repetitive stress injuries and overexertion 
  • Car accidents
  • Trucking accidents
  • Crane accidents
  • Forklift accidents
  • Other accidents involving heavy machinery or defective equipment
  • Premises liability and negligent security
  • Product liability
  • Fires and explosions
  • Workplace violence, assault, and sexual assault

Our Los Angeles workplace accident attorneys are here to help, whether you were injured on a dangerous construction site or in a downtown office building. All you have to do is call for the help you deserve.

How Do I Prove Negligence After a Workplace Accident in California?

In short, you don’t have to prove negligence to receive workers’ compensation benefits.

However, a successful third-party claim often requires proof of negligence. Negligence is a failure to exercise reasonable caution to keep others safe.

The four elements of a negligence claim are:

As an injured worker, it isn’t always easy to know who was responsible for your injuries. Our lawyers will investigate to identify all responsible parties. We’ll use the evidence we find to seek fair compensation from everyone involved.

How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit After a Workplace Accident in California?

The statute of limitations is generally two years in California personal injury cases. You have two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit.

To protect your right to workers’ comp benefits, it’s important to notify your employer about the job-related injury within 30 days of the accident.

If you wait too long, you might lose your right to seek compensation entirely.

Contact a Los Angeles Workplace Accident Lawyer For a Free Consultation

Work-related injuries can turn your life upside down. If you or a loved one suffered injuries on the job, call M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers for legal advice today. With an experienced Los Angeles workplace accident lawyer by your side, you can greatly increase your chances of recovering the maximum compensation you deserve.

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