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Workers’ Compensation Injury Categories

An individual may experience a work-related injury at any time. After an accident, the company is required to pay the injured workers’ medical bills and a portion of their lost wages. The Huntington Beach Personal Injury Attorneys from El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers assist victims of injuries by pursuing compensation.

Some worker’s compensation injury categories include:

Slip-and-fall incidents

Slip-and-fall incidents largely involve unmarked wet, oily, or waxed floors. In these cases, another person’s carelessness actions directly caused the victim’s injury.

The location of the accident can also help lawyers and the court determine who is liable. If it occurred in a business environment, the injured worker should involve the employer as well as an attorney. A victim who suffers significant physical injuries is eligible to file a lawsuit to seek compensation for incurred damages.

Common injuries that stem from slip-and-fall accidents include neck and back injures, spinal injuries, hip and pelvis fractures, hand and wrist breakages, or elbow and shoulder fractures.

Automotive accidents

Automotive accidents can be the result of a wide range of factors, including negligence of the driver, driving under the influence, vehicle fault, rear endings, or road under construction. Regardless of the cause of the accident, a qualified car accident lawyer can help the victim file a claim.

Depending on the severity of the crash, accidents can result in a wide array of injuries, including whiplash, back injuries, spinal cord injuries, head and neck injuries, cuts and bruises, fractured bones, or traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).

After sustaining a serious injury, victims should immediately seek medical attention. Contact a qualified car accident lawyer after beginning the road to recovery. With a capable lawyer by your side, you can receive the compensation you deserve.

Wrongful Death

A preventable death caused by another person’s negligence is considered a wrongful death. In the event of a wrongful death, the victim’s family can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party.

In an instant, a family can lose a parent, a loved one, companionship, moral support, and earnings. Paying unexpected medical bills and grieving from loss can be traumatizing to a family, and holding the at-fault person accountable for their actions can offer the family some comfort.

The experienced attorneys at El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers have over three decades of experience representing victims of wrongful death. Wrongful death damages include economic damages such as loss of financial support, loss of benefits of the family the victim provided, and funeral and burial costs.

What Should a Victim of a Workplace Accident be Compensated for?

A victim’s compensation package may include:

  • Medical bills inclusive of emergency treatment, surgery, hospitalization, prescribed drugs, medical equipment, and physical therapy
  • Loss of salary or earning ability (if the victim sustains a permanent disability that causes loss of income, the insurance company is authorized to include income in the settlement or compensation package)
  • Non-monetary claims, which cover nonphysical injuries such as anxiety, pain, and emotional distress

Contact a Personal Injury Attorney

Being in an incident can be difficult but a committed and passionate lawyer can help ease the sting of unexpected physical and financial injury. If you are the victim of a work-related injury, seek the advice of the dedicated lawyers at El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers. Contact the offices at (844) 445-5341 to schedule a free consultation. 

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