Riverside Warehouse Injury Lawyers for Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
Logistics centers, distribution centers, fulfillment centers, and other warehouses are common sites of workplace injuries. Heavy lifting, carrying, twisting, and other tasks are often associated with overuse injuries. Forklifts and other heavy machinery can easily lead to an accident when wielded by a distracted or untrained user. There are countless hazards ripe for slips, trips, and falls, especially when companies like Amazon cut safety corners.
Warehouse workers in California, like all employees, are entitled to workers’ compensation coverage. If you were injured on the job in a warehouse, you can file a claim for benefits including medical coverage, temporary disability/lost wages, and supplemental job displacement benefits for more permanent injuries. The Southern California warehouse workers’ comp attorneys at Ochoa & Calderón are ready to help you obtain workers’ comp benefits. Our warehouse injury legal team will investigate the circumstances of your workplace accident, gather the best evidence, negotiate with employers and insurance companies, and fight for your right to full recovery for the harm you have suffered.
Common Warehouse Injuries
Warehouse workers face a number of hazards on a daily basis. Many warehouse employees are injured in falls, hit by objects, or suffer injury as a result of any number of other accidents. The warehouse workers’ comp lawyers at Ochoa & Calderón help warehouse workers hurt in all manner of warehouse accidents, including:
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Forklift accidents
- Heavy machinery accidents
- Vehicle accidents
- Overexertion injuries
- Struck by falling or flying objects
- Loading dock injuries
- Caught or stuck in-between heavy objects or heavy machinery
Warehouse workers also commonly suffer from overuse injuries. The constant, repetitive lifting, twisting, pushing, carrying, and other motions can lead to several repetitive stress injuries and other injuries that develop over time. Any number of conditions can affect a worker’s knees, back, neck, shoulder, wrists, ankles, or any other joints. Common overuse injuries include:
- Achilles tendinitis
- Plantar fasciitis
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Runner’s knee
- Iliotibial band syndrome
- Shin splints
- Strains and sprains
So long as your injury can be connected to your job, you are entitled to workers’ comp coverage. Talk to a seasoned California workers’ comp lawyer to ensure you have the proof you need to make a successful and comprehensive claim.
While workers are typically limited to workers’ compensation for recovery after a workplace injury, there are exceptions to the general rule. If you were injured as a result of your employer’s deliberate act, for example, you might still have a claim against your employer for your injuries.
More commonly, workers have additional claims for liability when their injuries were caused by someone outside the company. If you were hurt through the negligence of a co-worker or supervisor, or through an accident you yourself caused, you are limited to workers’ comp. If, however, you were hurt as a result of a third party’s negligence, you could have a greater claim for recovery beyond workers’ comp.
The savvy workplace injury attorneys at Ochoa & Calderón know how to maximize your compensation after a workplace accident, including by bringing claims against third parties. Third parties who may be liable for your injuries include:
- Subcontractors, such as parties hired to load or unload trucks
- Customers or clients
- Third-party drivers
- Manufacturers of a defective piece of machinery
- Building owners
Talk to your workplace injury attorney to discuss your options for recovery and how to get the most comprehensive coverage.
Call a Riverside Warehouse Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Today
If you’ve been hurt while at work in a logistics center, fulfillment center, distribution center, or other warehouse in Southern California, call Ochoa & Calderón for a free consultation on your claims. We only charge a fee after we are successful in recovering compensation for you. No recovery, no fee.