While checking on food supplies in advance of her restaurant’s lunchtime rush, an unfortunate employee found out the hard way what it is like when the delivery person stacks a delivery wrong and exceeds the weight limit for boxes of food left in the hallway outside the freezer. four boxes of frozen chicken fell over , landing on the employee’s back and causing her a herniated disc. She missed work for three weeks while she recovered enough to go on light duty, but even then, as someone who worked on her feet in food prep, and who had to lift large containers of food, she could not return to full duty until she was completely healed from her back injuries. Well, light duty runs out and this injured employee needed back surgery. Who was going to pay for all her bills if she could not work?
Work related injuries are a very common issue that employers and employees have to endure. Accidents happen, and sometimes they happen on the job, and sometimes can be life-changing or even fatal. If those accidents were the result of someone’s negligence other than just the employee’s co-workers or their own company, then there is something more than workers compensation that victims can claim to be compensated for all of their injuries and damages including pain and suffering. If you have been injured at work, then it is time for you to call a work-related injuries lawyer to determine if there is third party negligence for which you can be compensated.
At the San Francisco law firm of Choulos, Choulos, & Wyle, we are committed to investigating everything about work-related injuries cases and getting our clients the maximum amount of compensation. Our work related injuries lawyers’ scope of coverage also includes Northern California, from Napa and Sonoma in the north, to Sacramento and Tahoe in the east, and San Jose in the south, including the communities of Oakland, San Rafael, Santa Rosa, all of Santa Clara County, Contra Costa County, Alameda County, Marin County, Napa County, Sonoma County, Monterrey, and San Mateo County. Call today at (877) 702-7800 for a free consultation and find out how we can help you get what you deserve!