Recovery After A Fall
Don’t ignore an injury just because you think “it isn’t that bad,” or “this happens to everyone,” workers’ compensation was created to protect injured workers like you. Contact workers compensation attorney John G. Kiwan to explore your legal options.
“Workers’ compensation benefits are designed to provide you with the medical treatment you need to recover from your work-related injury or illness, partially replace the wages you lose while you are recovering, and help you return to work.”
If you have been injured at work, we can help. At The Law Offices of John G. Kiwan in San Diego, California, we have been helping injured workers just like you obtain the compensation they need after suffering workplace injuries.
What goes up, sometimes falls down….
Falls are one of the most common workplace injuries, as well as a leading cause of work-related deaths. Most commonly, this type of injury occurs in construction, agriculture, forestry, fishing and mining industries. As you may imagine, those who work in retail and service jobs also face a greater than normal risk of falls from heights and the resulting injuries.
According to federal workplace injury statistics, falls most commonly result in sprains, strains or tears — injuries that can be painful, long-lasting and may result in time lost from work. Moreover, these kinds of falls can cause head injuries, knee injuries, fractures and broken bones.
On average, people who are hurt from a fall from above miss an average of 16 days from work. Of course, this number can vary widely depending on the severity of the injury. As of the latest release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 55,000 workers are injured from falling from heights annually. Regardless of the magnitude of your injury, you may be entitled to some benefits whether or not you miss time from work, so make sure you get the help you need.