Depending on the line of work you are in, you may or may not expect to be injured whilst on the job. Injuries can happen in any industry and, if you have been injured at work due to the negligence or dangerous actions of another, you could be entitled to recover compensation and monetary damages for your medical expenses, lost earnings, and more. While you are concentrating on making a full recovery and getting back to work, you may not have the time or energy to properly consider your legal options. When you choose to hire an experienced El Centro work injury attorney from Hiden, Rott & Oertle LLP, you can be certain that your case is in expert legal hands, enabling you to take the time you need to recover from your injuries.
El Centro Work Injury Attorney
Each of our El Centro work injury attorneys is highly knowledgeable in all aspects of workers compensation law, meaning we can expertly guide you through the entire process, advising you on your options for medical treatment, and helping you to make informed decisions about your work injury case.
You may be unsure if your injury qualifies you for workers compensation, but do not let this deter you from consulting an El Centro work injury attorney. Any injury sustained at work may be grounds for compensation and monetary damages, with some examples of the most common injury types handled by our lawyers including:
- Vision and hearing loss
- Torn rotator cuffs
- Neck and back injuries
- Head and brain injuries
- Carpal tunnel
- Construction accidents
- Spinal cord injuries
Whatever type of injury you have sustained while doing your job, you can rest assured that an El Centro work injury attorney from Hiden, Rott & Oertle LLP has your best interests at heart at all times, and will work tirelessly to protect your legal rights. After a work injury, you should always have your case assessed by an attorney with relevant experience before accepting any payment from your employer or their workers compensation scheme.
Remember, when you accept workers compensation, you waive the right to sue your employer at a future date, so allow us to ensure you are receiving the settlement you deserve.
Workplace Injury Statistics – El Centro and Beyond
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, almost three million non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported in 2015, along with 4,836 fatal incidents. Some of the key facts and figures relating to these statistics include the following:
- California’s work injury rate of 3.3 per 100 fulltime workers – a total of 466,000 injuries – was above the national average
- Manufacturing jobs saw the highest number of fatal work injury and illness cases, following by construction
- Road incidents accounted for 26% of fatal work accidents that year
- 40% of construction industry fatalities were caused by falling
- Those working in healthcare suffered the worst injuries in terms of the length of recovery time needed
After a work injury, your physical pain is likely to be magnified by the resulting financial hardship caused by being unable to earn the income you and your family have come to rely on. To discuss your legal options with an expert El Centro work injury attorney, schedule your free initial consultation by calling us today on 619-630-0205.