Workplace Accident Lawyers
The Right to a Safe Work Environment
All employees have the right to work in an environment that neither jeopardizes their health nor safety. Despite this right, accidents happen every day when employers, co-workers or product manufacturers cause workers to suffer catastrophic injuries due to their negligence or other wrongful acts. Many on-the-job injuries are the result of employers that violate Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) regulations by forgoing standard safety procedures, cutting corners, or using substandard materials and dangerous equipment.
Workers often lose their lives or sustain serious injuries as the result of an on-the-job accident, including:
- Spinal cord and head injuries caused by falling from defective scaffolding and ladders, slipping on slick floors, or tripping over improperly stored materials;
- Injuries sustained after being caught in between structures, buried in materials, or struck or crushed by heavy equipment;
- Electrocution resulting from contact with hazardous wiring or other electrical sources;
- Disease resulting from acute or chronic exposure to toxic materials;
- Severe burns sustained in fires and explosions caused by flammable gases and chemicals;
- Amputation due to accidents involving outdated or faulty machinery;
- Brain and head injuries caused by falling objects;
- Catastrophic injuries sustained in roadway accidents during work-related transport; and
- Injuries sustained while at company-sponsored events.
If you have suffered an on-the-job injury, or have lost a loved one in a work-related accident, our attorneys can help you determine the best course of legal action. Contact us today to discuss your legal rights and options.
When Accidents Happen
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, work-related accidents took the lives of a reported 4,585 workers in 2013, averaging 12 deaths daily and seriously injured slightly more than 3 million. Work-related accidents happen on and off work premises, before and after normal work hours, and sometimes involve a third party such as an equipment manufacturer. They can happen suddenly or take years for symptoms to appear. They can also occur in any industry, but are most commonly seen in construction, manufacturing, agriculture, transportation, warehousing and hospitality.
Legal Recourse for Workplace Accidents
California laws, as well as the laws of many other states, require employers to have Workers’ Compensation insurance to provide medical care, rehabilitation and partial replacement of lost wages for injured parties. If a worker loses his or her life due to a work-related accident or illness, the surviving family may also receive benefits.
Often times, employees can only recover compensation for their work-related injuries through their employer’s Workers’ Compensation insurance. However, the benefits provided through the Workers’ Compensation system are often not enough to fairly compensate the injured worker or surviving family for catastrophic losses. In some cases, employees may sue outside the Workers’ Compensation system for damages resulting from injuries sustained in the workplace or on the job. It is important to contact an experienced attorney, such as at Robinson Calcagnie, Inc., to understand whether and when you have the right to bring a case outside of the Workers’ Compensation system.
Working Hard for You
As one of the nation’s most recognized and respected personal injury law firms, we are prepared to utilize unparalleled experience and the necessary resources to help ensure your worker’s rights are protected. For nearly four decades, the highly skilled work injury lawyers at Robinson Calcagnie, Inc. have litigated numerous lawsuits to obtain compensation for our clients and their families, including:
Anderson v Lift – 30.8 Million Verdict
Robinson Calcagnie, Inc. obtained a $30.8 million jury verdict for a male who had both legs amputated above the knees after sustaining injuries while repairing a chair lift.
Bagato v International Speedway – $5.4 Million Settlement
Robinson Calcagnie, Inc.obtained a $5.4 million settlement for a female security guard who was hit by a truck and lost her leg while working at Speedway.
Delacruz v Crest Auto Body – $1.53 Million Settlement
Robinson Calcagnie, Inc. obtained a $1.53 million settlement for a male who suffered brain injuries after falling through the skylight he was working on for Crest Auto Body.
Carranza v SLMS Properties – $640,000 Settlement
Robinson Calcagnie, Inc. obtained a $640,000 settlement for a male working at recycling plant who lost his life when he was feeding aluminum into oven and the oven door blew off.
Hatcher v Universal – $257,000 Settlement
Robinson Calcagnie, Inc. obtained a $257,000 settlement for a male who broke his neck when the scissor lift he was working on hit the ceiling after going out of control.
Davis v American Wrecking – $215,000 Settlement
Robinson Calcagnie, Inc.obtained a $215,000 settlement for a male who lost his life after being electrocuted while he was salvaging fixtures at a warehouse renovation.
Giarmo v Chamberlain –$425,000 Settlement
Robinson Calcagnie, Inc. obtained a $425,000 settlement for a male who suffered serious injuries when the construction site ditch he was working on collapsed.
Have You Been Injured in a Work-Related Accident?
If you have been seriously injured while working, you may be struggling with permanent physical disabilities, chronic pain, loss of earning potential, future medical costs, and the ability to provide for your family. If so, due to the complexity of most work injury cases, it is in your best interest to speak to an experienced attorney to help ensure you are fairly compensated for your injuries.
For a free evaluation of your potential case, please contact us at (888) 348-8855 or complete our online form.