Orange County Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
Have you or a loved one suffered a work-related injury or contracted a work related disease? Are you contemplating filing a workers’ compensation claim against your employer for damages? We invite you to contact our workers’ compensation attorneys for legal advice and guidance.
Our attorneys have provided legal representation to several Orange County employees regarding their workers’ compensation claims. Upon meeting with us, we will review the details of your complaint and provide you with an array of legal options to pursue to receive compensation for your damages such as medical bills and temporary disability benefits or permanent disability benefits.
Contact us today to schedule your free consultation. We provide legal services related to workmans’ compensation claims to Orange County residents.
Electrical Workplace Injury Accidents
Being electrocuted can result in serious bodily injury or death. If you or a loved one has suffered a work-related electrical injury, we invite you to contact our workers’ compensation attorneys for a consultation.
If you have been injured by electric shock at work, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, temporary or permanent disability benefits. Construction workers are extremely vulnerable to injuries resulting from electric shock. Common causes of electric shock accidents amongst construction workers consist of the following:
- Exposed overhead power lines
- Unsecured tangled power cords
- Unsafe underground power cord exposure
Common injuries that result from construction related workplace injuries consist of the following:
- Bodily 1st, 2nd, and 3rd degree burns
- Tissue, nerve, bodily disfigurement, and severe muscular damage
- Respiratory and cardiac arrest
- Internal bleeding, scarring, and bruising
- Wrongful death
Our attorneys are here to help represent you throughout the stages of your workers’ compensation claim. We can help you obtain the settlement you deserve against your employer.
Equipment Workplace Injury Accidents
Common causes of workplace equipment accidents arise from workers unknowingly using faulty/defective equipment, equipment malfunctioning, improperly using equipment, and/or not being properly trained on how to use equipment. This often results in employees suffering a wide variety of injuries such as the following:
- Broken bones
- Head, neck, and back injuries
- Muscular sprains
- Wrongful death
If you or a loved one has suffered a work-related equipment injury, contact our attorneys for legal advice and guidance on how to go about filing a claim for damages against your employer.
Explosion Workers’ Compensation Accidents
Explosion workers’ compensation accidents rarely occur in manufacturing plants. Unfortunately, when such accidents do occur, it often results in severe bodily harm or death. Because there are numerous manufacturing plants in the Orange County area, employees working in such plants are more vulnerable to being subjected to explosive injuries. If you have suffered an injury related to an explosion occurring at your job, contact us for a consultation.
Most explosive related injuries occur due to the negligent acts of an employer such as the following:
- OSHA violations
- HazMat violations
- Defective wiring
- Faulty wiring
- Gas leaks
- Defective products
- Accidental mixing of explosive chemicals
You may be entitled to a workers’ compensation settlement as a result of your work-related injury. Contact us for more information on how to file a claim against your employer and the benefits of having legal representation throughout the workers’ compensation claim process.
Falling Objects Workplace Employee Accidents
Orange County residents who work in warehouses or on construction projects are highly exposed to falling objects. If you or a loved one has been stricken by a falling tree, operating machine, building materials, or anything while at work, contact our injury attorneys for legal advice. We have represented several Orange County residents stricken by concrete blocks or beams in workers’ compensation legal matters. If you work in any of the following industries and suffer a work-related “falling object” injury, contact us for more information:
- General and specialty construction worker
Forklift Workers’ Compensation Accidents
A forklift is a piece of business machinery commonly used in warehouses, grocery stores, construction sites, and manufacturing plants. Common causes of forklift accidents consist of the following:
- Defective or improper machinery maintenance
- Operator negligence or lack of training
- Bystander negligence
Depending on the nature of the forklift accident you are involved in, several parties may be held liable. For instance, if the forklift was defective and your employer knew about it, but continued to use it anyways, both your employer and the forklift manufacturer could be held liable.
Our experienced workers’ compensation attorney will utilize investigators to help collect evidence to establish liability. We will interview your coworkers and/or management staff to obtain the information we need to assert a viable claim on your behalf.
Ladder Workplace Accidents
Ladders are routinely used in the workplace. From installing lights, to inspecting roofs, ladders are used on a daily basis throughout most work areas. Unfortunately, falling from a ladder can result in severe bodily injury or death. Common bodily injuries that result from ladder falls consist of broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and/or paralysis.
Similar to the forklift injuries mentioned above, there may be several parties liable for your ladder injury. For instance, if the ladder was faulty and your employer continued to use it, you may have a product liability claim in addition to a workers’ compensation claim. Contact us to find out which parties may be liable for your ladder injury,
Machinery Workers’ Compensation Injuries
There are several machines within manufacturing plants that can cause life threatening injuries if improperly used. For instance, simple radioactive machinery malfunctions can result in serious bodily injury or wrongful death.
Our Irvine workers’ compensation attorney Shaun Cunningham is available to meet with you to discuss your potential claim. Call our law practice today to speak with him.
Office Building Accidents
If you have suffered an injury in an office building while working, several parties may be held liable. Office building accidents are routinely caused by the following dangerous conditions:
- Defective office or building equipment
- Slippery floors
- Poorly lit/dim staircases
- Negligent security practices
- Parking lot accidents
Most office buildings throughout Orange County are managed by property management companies. If the property management company has knowledge of a dangerous condition on the premises, and negligently fails to repair it, you may sue the company for damages if this dangerous condition proximately caused your injury to occur. You may also be able to sue your employer if they made you work in a setting in which they knew the dangerous condition was present.
If you have sustained an injury while working in an office building, and you are unsure as to who is liable for your injury, contact our workers’ compensation attorney for legal advice.
Oil Refinery Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
There are several oil refinery plants operating throughout California State. Though these plants provide several resources to our communities, they often cause major health and safety accidents to occur. For example, some employees working in oil refinery plants occasionally suffer from work related diseases, severe chemical, electrical, and thermal burns, explosion injuries, toxic gas poisoning, and slip-and-fall injuries.
Contact our law practice if you or a loved one has been victim to an on the job oil refinery injury in the Orange County area.
Orange County Pallet Jacket Accident Attorneys
Pallet jackets are commonly used in mailrooms, warehouses, industrial plants, and factories to reduce the manpower needed to move, load, and unload heavy objects. Unfortunately, if pallet jackets are used improperly, it can result in severe bodily injury. Most injuries occur due to pallet jackets being improperly used or maintained. For example, employees commonly suffer pallet jacket injuries when they use it on an uneven surface, or obtain inadequate safety training on how to use them as a result of their employer’s negligence. Contact us if you have been injured by a pallet jacket while working.
Boiler Room Accidents
Boiler rooms are found in almost every office building throughout Orange County. Most boiler room accidents are caused by improperly functioning boilers and often result in explosions, or severe heat burns. Boilers often explode for the following reasons:
- Improper maintenance
- Improper pressure fluctuations
- Bystander negligence
- Inadequate water in the boiler
Pneumatic Tool Accidents
Pneumatic tools are tools that are powered by compressed air such as an air gun. Such tools are commonly used at construction websites. The misuse of jackhammers, nail guns, and chisels often result in work-related injuries. Such injuries consist of severe bodily damage such as broken bones, or the insertion of harmful foreign objects into the body. Employees working at construction sites may improperly use the pneumatic tool and cause an injury to occur upon another employee, such as yourself. Further, the injury may be a result of a defective pneumatic product. The pressure from the tools can result in death if improperly used. Contact us for more information on pneumatic tool injuries.
Roof Work-Related Accidents
A worker can suffer severe bodily injuries if injured while working on a roof at work. Falling from a roof while working can result in paralysis, spinal cord injury, and severe bruising. Common causes of roof work-related accidents stem from employees being improperly trained on how to work on roofs, coworker negligence or carelessness, or by working on faulty roofs not properly inspected prior to repair.
Scaffolds are commonly used on construction projects throughout Orange County. From renovating homes, to developing new office buildings, scaffolds go hand-in-hand with property developments.
If you have been injured while working on a scaffold in Newport Beach, Laguna, Santa Anna, or anywhere in the Orange County area, contact us to speak to our workers’ compensation attorney.
Common causes of scaffolding accidents occur from slip-and-falls, scaffolding collapses, falling or unsecured debris, negligent maintenance and/or inspection, or faulty/improper assembly.
Scissor Lift Accidents
A scissor lift machine is a motorized scaffold commonly used to easily maneuver employees up and down a construction project. Though this machine enables construction workers to work in high places, serious bodily injury can result if it is improperly used.
Common causes of employee scissor lift injuries result from slip-and-falls, machine malfunctions, poor, improper, or faulty assembly, in addition to the negligent maintenance or inspection of the lift.
Sidewalk Workplace Accidents
Businesses are responsible for insuring that their property is secure and safe from dangerous conditions. This includes making sure parking lots, driveways, and sidewalks are properly maintained. If you are injured on your employer’s property, whether the injury occurred in the parking lot or on the sidewalk, your employer can be held liable if they knew of the dangerous condition that caused your injury to occur, but failed to repair it.
Contact us for more information on how to file a workers’ compensation claim against your employer for negligently failing to repair business property such as damaged sidewalks which resulted in your injury.
Slip-and-Fall Accidents Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
According to the National Safety Council, slip and fall injuries are the leading cause of unintentional injuries within the United States. In 2011, fall injuries accounted for approximately 8.9 million visits to the emergency room.
Slip-and-fall injuries in the workplace can stem from employer carelessness in maintaining safe working environments, improper safety precautions and lighting, wet or slippery floors, or the use of faulty equipment. In addition, an employee can suffer a slip-and-fall accident by accidentally running into a ladder placed in the wrong location, or tripping over repair equipment.
Contact Our Orange County Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
We invite you to contact our Orange County workers’ compensation attorneys for legal advice and guidance regarding your potential claim. We help employees obtain the compensation they deserve for their injuries caused by the negligent acts of their employer.
Contact our law office for more information on how to file a workers’ compensation claim against your employer and the compensation you may be entitled to. You have a short period of time to file your claim in order for it to be heard.
Orange County workers’ compensation attorney Shaun Cunningham, has several years of experience representing Orange County employees in managing workers’ compensation claims. As your attorney Mr. Cunningham will determine the true value of your claim based on the nature of the accident, the injury you sustained, and the monetary lost you incurred as a result therein.
Do not delay in contacting us. Doing so can jeopardize your recovery of damages against your employer.