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Helping Injured Warehouse Employees
Without safety precautions, warehouses can be dangerous places to work. One of the best protections you have if you work in those occupations is workers’ compensation insurance.
Worker’s comp does not prevent injuries, but it can help you recover. You need to understand workers’ compensation laws and how they protect you after a serious injury. Depending on the details of your case, you might have to file a lawsuit. Our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys at the Law Offices of Bo Katzakian offer bilingual legal counsel in our offices along California’s Central Coast.
If you suffered an injury in a warehouse, you need workers’ compensation to protect yourself. The workers’ compensation process can be complex and confusing. It is important to have an attorney working with you who is compassionate, experienced and knowledgeable. We can help you manage the details and the requirements.
Some Workplace Hazards Could Have Been Avoided
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has workplace standards and requirements. OSHA requires:
- Personal protective equipment
- Safety checks
- Safety inspections and audits
- Safety management
- Safety signs
- Operating procedures
Lawsuits Are Possible If Your Employer Did Not Meet Their Requirements
Many people believe they cannot be compensated outside of their workers’ compensation insurance. That is usually correct, but there are exceptions.
Many warehouse workers suffer injuries that fall into these exceptions.
- Defective machinery
- Employer does not carry workers’ comp insurance
- Employer’s intentional act
- Third-party caused the injuries
- Toxic substances
Injuries Could Be Caused By Dangerous Conditions Or Poor Safety Precautions
If your employer did not meet their requirements (or your injury meets one of the exceptions), you might be able to collect additional compensation. It is important that you must understand your workers’ compensation rights and options.
Contact us if you need workers’ compensation anywhere in California. Email us or call 888-724-4138 to reach our offices in San Jose, San Luis Obispo, Salinas, Santa Cruz, Oakland, Sacramento or Stockton.