Working in a warehouse is a difficult and dangerous job. There are various ways in which an employee can suffer an injury that could lead to disability, paralyzation and even death. The work performed in a warehouse can vary from inventory to labeling to moving heavy items to packaging to loading and unloading trucks to arranging for shipments and more.
Not every task will have risk of injury involved, such as labeling packages or making phone calls to arrange for shipments, but the majority of tasks performed in a warehouse can lead to injuries. Suffering a warehouse injury or losing a loved one due to a warehouse accident can be devastating. An experienced California warehouse injuries attorney can help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Below is a list of the most common warehouse accidents that can lead to varying degrees of injuries:
Victims of a warehouse accident have two options in the aftermath: filing a personal injury lawsuit or filing a workers’ compensation claim. If you decide to file a personal injury lawsuit you can do so seeking compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, loss of consortium, pain and suffering and loss of companionship if your spouse was killed in a warehouse accident.
If you choose to file a workers’ compensation claim you should do so as soon as possible after you suffer the warehouse injury. You will receive roughly two-thirds of your salary, which is not taxed, to help pay for medical expenses and to replace your income. Accepting workers’ compensation benefits from your employer removes your right to sue the employer.
Were you injured on the job in a warehouse? Did you lose a loved one to a tragic accident in a warehouse? It’s important for you to protect your rights by contacting an experienced California workers’ compensation attorney at your earliest convenience. Donald S. Fair has more than 25 years of experience representing clients just like you in recovering compensation for their warehouse injuries. Call the office at 1-909-949-0317 to schedule a consultation today.