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Injured From A Fall At Work?

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.

I’m workers’ compensation attorney Stephen Dial at Dial & Associates PC. With over 35 years of legal experience, I can put my knowledge to work for you if you’ve been injured as a result of a fall at work.

Common Falls At Work

There are a number of different ways a fall can occur, but the two most common are:

1. Slip and falls

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 they can’t be 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. I can fight to protect your rights and get you the benefits you deserve.

2. Falls at construction sites

Failure to provide adequate fall protection has been the most commonly issued OSHA violation. 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. 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.”

Start Pursuing Your Workers’ Compensation Fall Case

I have the experience you want if you are injured as a result of a work-related fall. You won’t have to pay anything out of pocket. Call my office in Anaheim Hills at 714-923-7968 or reach out to me online for a free consultation.

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