According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, every year, more than 200,000 workers are injured when they fall on the job. 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, 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 as a result of a fall at work.
There are a number of different ways a fall can occur, but the two most common are:
Almost any workplace poses a slip and fall risk to employees. Whenever water, oil or debris are present on the floor or other walkway, there is the potential for serious injury. Employers are required by workers compensation law to keep the workplace safe and clean. They must also provide warnings for any dangerous conditions if it can’t immediately addressed. However, regardless of the cause of your slip or trip and fall accident, your employer is legally responsible for providing workers’ compensation insurance to cover your accident and injuries. Stephen Dial knows workers compensation law and how to enforce it to protect your rights.
Failure to provide adequate fall protection has been the most commonly issued OSHA violation and in 2013 over a third of all fatal construction accidents were fall related. Employers have a legal obligation to keep their workplaces safe and this is especially true on construction sites. A number of construction situations pose serious fall risks and your employer must provide you with equipment to prevent falls and keep workers safe. “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 experience you want if you are injured as a result 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. We can explain the specifics of paying for our services when we meet to discuss your case.
To make things even easier for you, we offer free, no obligation consultations to all of potential workers’ compensation claimants. 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 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. We offer free, no obligation consultations and are available to answer your questions and help you understand the workers’ compensation process whenever you need us.