People in California go to work in order to make money for themselves and their families. They rely on these jobs to pay for housing, food, clothes, car payments, utilities and other bills as well as recreational activities. So, if a person is hurt in a workplace accident and is unable to work, it can be devastating. Losing that income can make life very difficult for both the worker and their family.
Unfortunately, this occurred for many workers in California in 2014. Last year 460,700 people in California suffered an injury at work or an occupational related illness. Of those 460,700 people 265,100 people missed time at work, had restrictions afterward or were transferred. These workplace injuries occurred in many different types of occupations as well. 28,100 people were injured in construction, 39,400 were injured in manufacturing, 267,600 were injured in service providing industries and many others were hurt in other professions.
These injuries can be very costly for the victim. The person may incur costly medical bills in addition to not being able to work and make money. So, in addition to figuring out how to pay the monthly bills, medical bills can become a serious issue. Luckily, if the person was injured at work, they may be entitled to compensation through workers’ compensation benefits. These can pay for the medical bills and will pay the person’s income for a period of time.
As one can see from the statistics above many people in California are hurt each year at work. While the injuries can be extremely difficult to get through and are costly, the victim may be entitled to compensation for the injuries through workers’ compensation benefits. Experienced attorneys understand the devastation of workplace accidents and may be able to help one become whole again.