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Work Related Injuries

Work Related Injuries and On-the-Job Accidents

Work RelatedThousands of workers are injured or killed on the job in factories, construction sites, and in a variety of industrial settings each year. Many work related injuries and accidents at work involve falls, defective machinery, fires, and explosions. Injuries caused by these accidents are often severe and may result in a serious or permanent disability that prevents an injured worker from ever returning to work.

While a work-related injury in California must generally be handled in a workers’ compensation claim under the California Workers’ Compensation Act, there are certain circumstances when an injured worker may recover damages from another party.

If another party was negligent, careless, or reckless in terms of safety precautions taken in the workplace, and if you were injured as a result, we can help. Contact our workplace accident attorneys today for a free consultation.

The injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Carl D. Barnes handle work-related injury and industrial accident cases nationwide. Examples of third-party negligence claims in factory and industrial settings include:

  • Work RelatedInjuries caused by dangerous and defective machinery and tools 
  • Falls from scaffolding, cranes, and ladders
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals, including carbon monoxide and radiation
  • Exposure to flammable and combustible materials
  • Injuries caused by fires and explosions
  • Electrocution and burn injuries
  • Burns and chemical burns caused by flammable and combustible materials
  • Accidents involving forklifts, trucks, graters, bulldozers, back hoes, tractors, and other heavy equipment
  • Fires and explosions involving boilers, gas tanks, and gas lines

Under certain circumstances, an injured worker can file both a workers’ compensation claim and a third party negligence claim against the party who caused the accident. We understand the relationship between the California Workers’ Compensation Act and California tort law. Our trial lawyers represent injured employees and workers throughout California and across the United States who have been injured while on the job and are either temporarily disabled and unable to work or permanently disabled and out of work for good.

For further information about a work-related accident or fatality, please contact us today for a free consultation. For immediate assistance call us toll-free at 1-800-622-7637 or 213-487-5200. We look forward to helping you.