Workers Compensation if You’ve Been Struck by an Object
Lawyers Explain Workers Compensation
If You’re Hit or Struck by an Object –
The fifth and sixth most common type of work injuries are caused by being struck by an object, or struck against an object. Our experienced Long Beach lawyers have assisted hundreds of employees obtain the workers compensation they deserve for injuries sustained when they were stuck by or against something.
Workers Compensation for Being Struck By an Object
Being struck by an object occurs most commonly when something falls off a shelf. This can be a large box in a stock room or warehouse – or something as mundane as a potted plant on a bookshelf. Other worker injuries that falls under the category of “struck by object” include a factory worker being hit by a forklift, or a construction worker dropping a steel beam on his foot.
Regardless of what falls on an employee at work, the injury can be minor or very severe. Our experienced workers compensation lawyers have seen injuries ranging from a mild concussion to a debilitating closed head injury as a result of a dropped or fallen object.
Being struck by an object often has extremely serious consequences when it occurs in a manufacturing or construction setting. In fact, OSHA lists being struck by an object as one of the “fatal four” construction hazards. The large and heavy nature of the equipment and materials used in manufacturing and construction can lead to life threating injuries, including traumatic brain damage.
Workers Comp for Being Struck Against an Object
This injury occurs when an individual falls into something, or is physically forced into a stationary object. Every employee – from office workers to factory workers – has the potential to fall against something.
For example, an office worker may accidentally come around a corner quickly and be struck by another fast moving employee – falling into a bookcase or the corner of a desk. An employee in a factory may run into an overhead pipe, or knocked to the ground by an errant forklift.
Our Lawyers Collect Workers Compensation for Being Struck By or Against Object
If you suffered an injury because you were struck by or against an object while were doing your job for your employer, you are eligible for workers’ compensation. It does not matter whose fault it was. It could have been clumsiness, or even carelessness on your part – or on the part of another employee. It could even have been caused by the action of a visitor, vendor, contractor or other third party. As long as you were at work or performing your work duties, you should be covered by workers compensation for your injuries.
Common workers compensation injuries from being struck by objects:
Here are some examples of the many injuries our experienced Long Beach lawyers for which our experienced Long Beach lawyers have collected workers compensation benefits:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Closed Head Injury
- Skull fractures
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken shoulders and arms
- Eye injuries
- Foot and ankle injuries
- Deep cuts and lacerations
Best Long Beach Workers Compensation Lawyers
Our experienced Long Beach lawyers have assisted hundreds of employees in Orange County and the Los Angeles area obtain the workers compensation they deserve after being injured when struck by (or against) an object. If you are suffering from a work related injury, and you would like to understand your options, call our workers compensation lawyers for a free consultation.