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Temecula Work Injury Attorney

Work injuries, in Temecula and across the United States, happen more frequently than you may think. The term “workplace injuries” covers a much broader spectrum of injuries and illnesses than the name suggests too, and is applicable to all manner of illness and injury sustained in the workplace, on a job site, whilst travelling for work purposes and more. If you have been injured, or fallen ill, due to your job, it is strongly recommended that you consult a lawyer with relevant experience immediately. Not only can a Temecula work injury attorney from Hiden, Rott & Oertle LLP use our wealth of legal knowledge and expertise to protect your rights, we can also ensure you receive the medical treatment you need.

The sooner you hire an expert attorney to handle your case, the better. Schedule your free initial consultation with an esteemed work injury lawyer by calling us today on 619-630-0205.

OSHA Workplace Injury Statistics

Every employer has a legal obligation to report all workplace injuries to the OSHA, meaning the agency carries accurate statistics relating to the frequency and type of injuries sustained. Some of the current key facts and figures include the following:

  • In 2016, more than 99 workers per week were killed in fatal work accidents
  • One-fifth of these deaths occurred within the construction industry
  • OSHA’s “Fatal Four” accounted for over 60% of these construction deaths:
  1. Falls were cited as the cause of 384 out of 991 deaths in 2016 (38%)
  2. 9.4% of construction deaths occurred as a result of being struck by an object
  3. 82 people died following an electrocution
  4. Becoming caught by an object or equipment, crushing, and similar incidents resulted in 72 fatalities, or 3.7% of the total construction-related deaths

As many workplace injuries are caused by negligence or failure to comply with regulations, OSHA also compiles statistics relating to the most common violations. In 2016, the top 10 read as follows:

  1. Fall protection, construction
  2. Hazard communication standard, general industry
  3. Scaffolding, general requirements, construction
  4. Respiratory protection, general industry
  5. Control of hazardous energy (lockout/tag out), general industry
  6. Ladders, construction
  7. Powered industrial trucks, general industry
  8. Machinery and Machine Guarding, general requirements
  9. Fall Protection–Training Requirements
  10. Electrical, wiring methods, components and equipment, general industry

At Hiden, Rott & Oertle, LLP, our Temecula work injury attorneys can successfully obtain a successful verdict on your behalf, whichever code has been violated, and however your injury or illness was sustained.

A Hiden, Rott & Oertle, LLP Temecula Work Injury Attorney Can Help You

When you have been injured at work, or in a work-related incident, in Temecula or beyond, Hiden, Rott & Oertle LLP attorneys are here for you. We have a proven track record of successfully handling cases arising from:

  • Amputations
  • Being trapped between objects or machinery
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Construction accidents
  • Crushed limbs
  • Electrical shock and burns
  • Head and brain injuries
  • Infections
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Torn rotator cuffs
  • Vision and hearing loss
  • Many other forms of workplace injury or illness

To schedule your free initial consultation and learn more about exactly how you could benefit from our legal representation, call us today on 619-630-0205.

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