California Workplace Injury Attorneys
Dedicated California attorneys help accident victims throughout the state
Injuries in the workplace can leave you hurt, struggling financially and even facing the risk of unemployment. Navigating the workers’ compensation system can be an additional challenge, but you don’t have to face it alone. At Mastagni Holstedt, A.P.C., our talented team of workplace injury lawyers know how to take on insurers to collect payment for employees like you throughout California. Let us put our decades of experience to work in your case.
What are workplace injuries?
Workplace injuries are physical problems that you sustain in the course of your employment. If you were at your job and working when you got hurt, you likely qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. This means that regardless of who was at fault, you are entitled to receive reimbursement for your medical costs, occupational therapy and part of the wages you lost. In fact, workers’ compensation claims provide compensation even when the injured worker caused their own injury. Never assume you get nothing because you caused your own accident.
Whether you’ve suffered a broken bone or a catastrophic injury, our attorneys are committed to helping you collect the funds you need to maintain your family’s financial stability. In the event that a third party (not your employer or a co-worker) contributed to your workplace injury, we can also handle third-party personal injury lawsuits to recover damages not available under workers’ comp.
Types of workplace injuries
There are many types of workplace injuries that commonly give rise to claims, including:
- Spinal cord injuries, including paralysis
- Eye and hearing injuries
- Burns and other skin damage
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Loss of limbs or appendages
- Illnesses caused by exposure to toxic materials
- Slip and fall injuries
These types of injuries and others often require significant recovery time and high medical costs. Though the workers’ compensation system is meant to ease the process of obtaining relief, many employers and insurance companies fight worthy claims by alleging that the victim was not injured in the course of their work or that they are exaggerating their condition. We appeal meritless denials to help you pursue the compensation you are owed.
Incidents that frequently give rise to workplace injury claims
California employers are required to maintain a safe workplace, however some accidents are unavoidable. Certain jobs are riskier than others, such as those in the construction industry, though even white-collar employees might need to file workers’ compensation claims. Numerous workplace injury actions involve people harmed by:
When an employer fails to maintain a safe workplace, they could face additional liability following a job-related injury. Our seasoned litigators will examine the facts closely and press for compensation from all available sources.
Contact a knowledgeable California workplace injury attorney for assistance
Mastagni Holstedt, A.P.C. represents Californians who have been hurt on the job in workers’ compensation claims and personal injury lawsuits. We have offices in Sacramento, Rancho Cucamonga, Pleasanton and Inglewood. Please contact us online or call for an initial consultation.