Did You Suffer a Catastrophic Injury at Work?
Our Southern California Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Are Ready to Help
No one goes to work planning to suffer a catastrophic injury. It just happens. You’re operating a crane, working a buzzsaw, making a delivery, or otherwise going about your normal tasks and then the unthinkable occurs. A catastrophic injury can derail your life, affecting your ability to work, perform daily activities, maintain relationships and take care of your family. If you suffer a catastrophic injury at work, there’s at least one silver lining: You are entitled to workers’ compensation under California law. You are not left dealing with the aftermath alone.
If you or your loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury at work, the California workers’ compensation law firm Invictus Law is ready to help you file your claims and maximize your coverage. We’ll fight for your right to temporary or permanent disability payments, or for your family to recover after the loss of a loved one due to a workplace accident. You and your family are entitled to workers’ compensation regardless of how your injury came about, and we’ll make sure you get every cent of what you’re due. If you have sustained a serious injury because of the nature of your work, you are entitled to workers’ compensation. We pride ourselves on ensuring that injured California workers get the coverage they are owed.
Defining “Catastrophic Injury”
Although catastrophic injury is commonly used as a term of art, the term does have a legal definition. Federal law defines “catastrophic injury” as “an injury that permanently prevents
an individual from performing any gainful work.” Catastrophic injuries are painful, debilitating, and, by definition, impair an accident victim’s ability to work. Common catastrophic injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Severe internal organ damage
- Spinal cord injury
- Limb amputation
- Burning, scarring, and disfigurement
- Multiple badly fractured bones
- Permanent damage to the joints
- Partial or full loss of sight or hearing
At Invictus Law, our catastrophic workplace injury legal team has spent years helping victims of serious accidents recover the medical bills, disability payments, job displacement benefits, and other workers’ comp benefits they are owed. We’ll help you maximize your compensation after a catastrophic accident at work, and we’ll make sure that you aren’t denied the benefits you deserve by unscrupulous employers or insurance companies.
What Causes Catastrophic Injuries?
A catastrophic workplace injury can happen in any number of ways. They may be caused by negligent co-workers, malfunctioning equipment, lack of safety training, or simply an uncontrollable freak accident. In the workplace, catastrophic injuries often involve one or more of the following:
- Failure to adhere to safety regulations or lack of safety training
- Vehicle accidents
- Lack of proper protective equipment
- Malfunctioning machinery
- Faulty equipment
- Slip and falls
- Scaffolding collapse
- Poorly-maintained apparatuses
Fight for the Workers’ Comp Benefits You Deserve
Whatever the circumstances of your accident, if it occurred in a California workplace or while performing work-related duties, you are entitled to workers’ comp coverage. Our catastrophic injury lawyers will help you recover workers’ comp benefits to cover your medical bills, nursing care, physical therapy, medications, and lost income. We’ll fight for temporary or permanent disability benefits where applicable, as well as additional compensation such as supplemental job displacement benefits for retraining and education into a new career. If you’ve suffered a catastrophic injury at work, call Invictus Law for help maximizing your recovery.
Call Invictus Law For Help After a Catastrophic Injury at a California Workplace
If you’ve been seriously injured on the job in California and need help securing comprehensive workers’ compensation benefits efficiently and effectively, contact a dedicated Orange County workers’ compensation lawyer at Invictus Law at 949-287-5711, serving Orange County and the Inland Empire with offices in Orange and Ontario.