Industrial injuries are those that occur at the workplace, while performing the scope of your job duties, and does not include damage to personal property. An industrial injury can also include an illness or medical condition that is caused by exposure or other hazardous incident at your place of employment.
In California, injuries do not have to be physical in nature for an employee to receive compensation from their employer. California is one of the few states that permits employees to file a workers’ compensation claim for mental harm. The mental harm must be disabling in order for the benefits to be paid. Suffering an industrial injury or illness in California can change your life in an instant. It’s important for you to consult with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney about your case.
Injuries related to employment are divided into two categories in California: specific and cumulative trauma. A specific injury is one that occurs at a specific time and date. Cumulative trauma is an injury that occurs over a length of time due to repetitive work activities. The ability to compensate an employee for an industrial accident is divided into three categories by the Supreme Court in California. Those three categories are as follows:
The following are some considerations that must be taken when defining an industrial injury:
If you or a loved one has suffered an industrial injury or illness it is in your best interest to speak with an experienced California workers’ compensation attorney. Donald S. Fair has more than 25 years of experience representing clients who have suffered an injury on the job in Upland, California. Call the office at 1-909-949-0317 to schedule an appointment about your case. Receiving compensation for your injuries or illness should not be a struggle. Donald S. Fair will fight to protect your rights as a hardworking resident of California.