Experienced, Compassionate Advocacy For Victims Of Catastrophic Or Fatal Work Accidents
Workplace safety has improved greatly in the past half-century throughout California. However, some jobs remain inherently dangerous, and serious injuries or deaths can occur even in workplaces generally regarded as safe.
If you suffered a catastrophic injury or lost a loved one in a fatal work accident, it is critical to work with an experienced attorney who will fight to secure all available workers’ compensation benefits. At Katzakian Law P.C., our practice is exclusively focused on representing injured workers, and our attorney has an in-depth knowledge of California’s workers’ comp laws. We have a strong track record of success advocating for clients throughout the Bay Area and California’s Central Coast.
What Qualifies As A Catastrophic Work Injury?
While the term catastrophic injury is used in the state’s workers’ comp statutes, they don’t include a precise definition. However, catastrophic injuries are generally understood to be injuries that will require years or a lifetime of care and support services, will drastically change a person’s daily life, may be permanent in nature or may make it impossible to return to work.
Examples of catastrophic injuries include:
- Severe burns
- Paralysis due to major spinal cord injury
- One or more lost limbs (amputation)
- Severe traumatic brain injuries
- Loss of one or more senses, including blindness and deafness
- Chronic lung disease
- Accidents or illnesses resulting in damage to vital organs
If you suffered an injury like those listed above, please contact us to discuss your rights and legal options. Our attorney and support staff strive to be reachable whenever clients need us, and we will work tirelessly to support you during this difficult time.
Fatality Statistics And Most Dangerous Workplaces
Data from the California Department of Industrial Relations shows that in 2020 and 2021, there were 463 and 462 worker fatalities, respectively. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, some of the jobs and industries with the highest number of worker deaths include:
- Transportation and warehousing
- Natural resources and mining
- Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
The most frequent fatal accident scenarios include transportation accidents, exposure to harmful environments/substances, workplace violence and accidents involving slips, trips and falls.
How Our Attorney Can Help You
Firm founder Bo Katzakian brings more than a decade of legal experience to each case and client. As soon as you contact our firm, he will guide you through all aspects of filing a claim and will represent you through all necessary levels of appeal. If you’ve lost a loved one, he will help you seek workers’ compensation death benefits for you and your children.
Tell Us Your Story During A Free Initial Consultation
Katzakian Law P.C. is pleased to offer free initial consultations, and we take cases on a contingency fee basis. That means you owe no legal fees until we help you claim the benefits you deserve. To get started, call 888-724-4138 or reach out online.