Every year, more than 200,000 workers are injured when they fall on the job, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Falls can occur almost anywhere, from slipping on water and spilled ice on restaurant floors, to falling from ladders or roofing. If you’ve fallen at work, you need an attorney who understands workers compensation law in California.
The Dial & Associates PC team is led by workers’ compensation attorney Stephen Dial, and with over 30 years of legal experience, Steve is able to put his knowledge to work for his clients and can help you if you’ve been injured after falling at work.
There are many different ways a person can fall, but the two most common are:
1. Slip & Falls
At almost any workplace, there is risk of employees slipping and falling. Whenever water, oil or debris are on the floor, a serious injury could happen. The law states that employers must keep the workplace safe and clean. They also must give warnings for any dangerous conditions if it can’t be taken care of immediately. But no matter the cause of your slip or trip and fall accident, your employer is legally responsible for paying workers’ compensation insurance to cover your accident and injuries. Stephen Dial knows workers compensation law and how to enforce it to protect your rights.
2. Falls at Construction Sites
Most often, employers’ biggest mistake is not offering fall protection. In 2013, more than a third of all fatal construction accidents were related to falls. Employers must keep their workplaces safe according to the law and this is especially true on construction sites. Many construction situations have serious fall risks and your employer must give you equipment to prevent falls and keep workers safe. “The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that fall protection be provided at elevations of four feet in general industry workplaces, five feet in shipyards, six feet in the construction industry and eight feet in longshoring operations.”
At Dial & Associates we have the necessary expertise if you are injured because of a work-related fall. When we handle your workers’ compensation case, you don’t have to worry about paying us out of pocket because we get paid as a part of your benefits when your claim is resolved.
To make things even easier for you, we offer free, no obligation consultations to anyone interested or curious about filing a workers’ compensation claim. This means you can call us, speak with one of the members of our team and get answers to your questions before you decide to hire us. Call us today at 714-279-8055 to discuss your case and learn about your options after a fall at work.
We are located in Orange County and handle workers’ compensation cases throughout Southern California including Los Angeles, San Bernardino, San Diego and Riverside counties.