California Workplace Accident Lawsuits

What is a Workplace Accident?

A workplace accident refers to an unexpected event or incident that occurs in the course of employment, resulting in injury or harm to an employee. It includes a broad range of incidents that can take place in various work settings, such as offices, construction sites, factories, warehouses, and more. Workplace accidents can arise from different causes, including slips, trips, falls, machinery malfunctions, exposure to hazardous substances, repetitive motion injuries, and even acts of violence.

Anderson Franco Law specializes in helping those that have been harmed in workplace accidents receive recovery. Our team knows that this can be a painful and stressful process and our aim is to make it as easy as possible for you to heal and receive the compensation you deserve! Contact us today to talk with the best San Francisco Workplace Accident Lawyers.

California Workplace Accidents

Every day, workers in California face the possibility of being injured on the job. Whether it’s a construction worker falling from a height, a factory employee being struck by a piece of machinery, or an office worker developing carpal tunnel syndrome from repetitive tasks, workplace accidents can have serious consequences for the individuals involved and their families.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were approximately 466,100 non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers in California in a recent year. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that workplace accidents cost employers in the United States over $170 billion annually in medical expenses, lost wages, and productivity.

In many cases, workers who are injured on the job are entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits to cover their medical expenses and lost wages. However, there are situations where workers may choose to file a lawsuit against their employer or another party for their injuries. As a result, an injured worker may have two different claims, a workers compensation claim, and a personal injury claim.

Types of Workplace Accidents

Workplace injuries can be very stressful. Not only are you working through your recovery but you are also potentially managing how to discuss the injury with your employer. Let Anderson Franco help you in many of the various forms of Workplace accidents he specializes in, including:

Overall, the potential causes of workplace accidents can vary depending on the type of accident and the specific workplace environment. Employers have a responsibility to provide a safe work environment and to properly train employees to prevent workplace accidents. If an employer fails to do so, they may be held accountable in a workplace accident lawsuit.

As an example, imagine you are a delivery driver making your routine rounds when you are involved in a serious accident due to a distracted driver. As a result, you suffer severe injuries and are unable to work for an extended period. The mounting medical bills and lost wages place a significant burden on you and your family. In such a scenario, Anderson Franco Law can provide the necessary legal assistance to help you navigate the complex workers’ compensation system and explore potential avenues for seeking additional compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.

Understanding California’s Workers’ Compensation System

Under California’s workers’ compensation system, most employers are required to carry insurance to cover the medical expenses and lost wages of workers who are injured on the job. This means that, in most cases, workers who are injured on the job do not need to prove that their employer was at fault in order to receive benefits. However, the workers’ compensation system is not perfect. In some cases, workers may not receive the full amount of benefits they are entitled to, or their employer may dispute their claim altogether. In these situations, workers may need to seek legal assistance to help them get the benefits they need.

Back pain is a common complaint among individuals who have been involved in a car accident. In fact, it is estimated that up to 80% of people involved in a car accident will experience some level of back pain, with the majority In some cases, workers who are injured on the job may choose to file a lawsuit against their employer or another party for their injuries. This is known as a “personal injury” lawsuit, and it allows workers to seek compensation for damages such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.

Filing Workplace Accident Claims

If an employee has been injured in a workplace accident, they may be entitled to file a claim to seek compensation for their injuries and other damages. The process of filing a workplace accident lawsuit typically involves the following steps:

  • Gathering evidence: The first step in filing a workplace accident lawsuit is to gather evidence to support the claim. This may include photographs of the accident scene, witness statements, medical records, and any other relevant documentation.
  • Seeking legal counsel: It is strongly recommended that an employee consult with an experienced attorney who specializes in workplace accident lawsuits. An attorney can provide guidance on the legal process, help gather and evaluate evidence, and represent the employee in court if necessary.
  • Filing a claim: The next step is to file a claim with the appropriate court or agency. In most cases, this will be the workers’ compensation board or a state agency that handles workplace accident claims. An attorney can assist with this process and ensure that the claim is filed properly and within the time limits set by law.
  • Negotiating a settlement: In some cases, the employer or their insurance company may be willing to negotiate a settlement to avoid the cost and uncertainty of a trial. An attorney can help the employee negotiate a fair settlement that covers their medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.
  • Going to trial: If a settlement cannot be reached, the case may proceed to trial. At trial, the employee’s attorney will present their case and argue for a favorable outcome. If the employee is successful, they may be awarded compensation for their injuries and other damages.

Overall, the process of filing a workplace accident lawsuit can be complex and time-consuming. An experienced attorney can provide valuable assistance and help ensure that the employee’s rights are protected throughout the process.

Call Anderson Franco Law Today

If you have been injured in a workplace accident, don’t navigate the legal complexities alone. Contact Anderson Franco Law today for a free consultation to understand your rights and options. Our experienced attorneys will provide guidance, gather crucial evidence, and fight for the compensation you deserve. Let us be your advocates during this challenging time.

Call (415)727-1832 or visit our website at to schedule your consultation. Take the first step toward securing the financial support you need for your recovery and ensuring your rights are protected! Our San Francisco Workplace Accident Lawyers are ready to talk to you today.

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