Los Angeles, California Work Accident Attorneys
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With more than 40 years of combined experience, The Jin Law Firm P.C. has the knowledge to successfully and aggressively pursue California workers’ compensation claims.
Workers suffer from a wide variety of job-related accidents and injury claims. The California Workers’ Compensation Commission reviews the following:
- The cause of the injury
- The severity of the injury
- The characteristics of the injury
- The amount of medical treatment will cost
- The amount of future medical treatments, if required
- How much the worker earns on average per week
The most common types of back injuries include sprains and lumbar strains. Soft tissue damage, such as a muscle or ligaments, can take longer to heal than a fracture. Another common back ailment is herniated or ruptured discs. While degenerative disc disease and osteoarthritis are common, they can become aggravated by your job.
The cervical spine is complex, and its range of motion also makes it one of the most injury-prone areas of the spine. Common workplace neck injuries include dislocation, herniated or bulging discs, sprains, strains, contusions and fractures.
Feet and Knee Injuries
Foot, ankle and knee injuries can occur if you fall at work or can develop over a long period, from standing or operating heavy machinery.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
The most frequent repetitive motion worker injury is carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). When the median nerve, which runs from the palm to the forearm, becomes irritated near the wrist, it can cause weakness, pain and numbness in the hand and wrist. Administrative personnel that type a lot commonly have this type of workplace injury.
Hypertension and Cardiac Injuries
California has Labor Code 3212, which covers law enforcement and safety providers that develop heart problems during employment. This means that should a cardiac problem arise, they can collect all of the necessary workers’ compensation benefits to help receive medical treatment and disability for their condition. Not all agencies or positions have the heart presumption available. While law enforcement and safety providers have the presumptions, other workers may have their award apportioned based on non-industrial factors.
In California, a psychiatric workers’ compensation injury is a type of mental disorder that must be caused at least 50 percent by work. An employee suffering from this type of disorder must show:
- That their work activities and environment were more than 50 percent of the cause of their injury
- The psychological injury is not related to a physical injury
- Have worked for the employer for six months or work, but the work need not be continuous
California does not have a specific law that explicitly covers anxiety and stress under workers’ compensation; however, you may be eligible to apply for a psychological injury if you meet the criteria mentioned above. Under certain circumstances, you may be able to file a claim if your job has caused undue anxiety and makes it impossible to work. An attorney can help you better evaluate your case.
The most common workplace injury is hearing loss. Workplace noise exposure, such as working around engines, loud machinery, music or crowds, is responsible for a significant number of hearing loss cases. If you have noise-induced hearing loss due to your job, you may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation.
Representing Work Accident Victims
The Jin Law Firm strives to treat all clients equally, providing unparalleled legal representation for workers’ compensation claims in the greater Los Angeles, California, area. We offer free case consultations, so schedule your appointment with one of our experienced attorneys today.