Significant Factors regarding Industrial Accidents

By: Lala C. Ballatan

Are you working in a workplacewherein you may be exposed to hazardous industrial machineries, equipment ormaterials?

In Los Angeles and other parts ofSouthern California, workers in the industrial sector and construction sitessustain severe injuries almost every day because of carelessness, negligence orthe failure to properly warn them of the hidden dangers in the workplace.

If you are exposed in a situationthat may lead to industrial accidents, it is important that you know theimportant elements and factors regarding this kind of accident.

What is Industrial Accident?

An accident occurred in theworkplace, while you are working and as a result, you sustained physical injuries.By far, industrial accidents are among the most common personal injuries thatcan occur. However, it can also be quite complex.

Several reasons stand as to whyan industrial accident could happen. Mostly it may be due to the incompetenceand/or negligence of an employer or co-employee.

-????????accident due to a hazardous machinery

-????????lifting of heavy objects

-????????disease and impairment induced chemicals and materialsin the workplace

Other issues also complicateindustrial accident cases.

-????????Violations of Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)

-????????Other contractors' right or bid to control theworkplace

-????????Defective materials, products, equipment or machineriesused in the worksite

-????????Contractual agreements and obligations between thegeneral contractor and the subcontractors on the job site

-????????Liability of developer or property owner

There is no difference whetherthe injury or injuries sustained because of the industrial accident had beenimmediate or had taken long before becoming obvious as in the case ofrepetitive strain injury or RSI.

Who can be sued for damages inindustrial accident cases?

It may be quite daunting to sueyour employer for damages. However, you need to remind yourself that employersare bound by the duty of making sure that their establishment is strictlyabiding by the Health and Safety regulations of the state where they aregoverned.

Likewise, your employer is notallowed by the law to terminate your employment contract in case you becomeinjured then file claims for damages.

What should be done if yousustained industrial accident injuries in a Los Angeles worksite?

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-????????You should be aware of the legal requirement to reportthe incident in the accident book.

-????????Make arrangements to avail of the statutory payment forsickness or illness

-????????Make arrangements to avail of workers compensationbenefits

-????????Establish contact with a Los Angeles constructionaccident law firm or lawyer with specialized knowledge and considerableexperience in the federal and state laws governing your case.

-????????Make sure that you retain a law firm or lawyer who willtake on your case on a no win, no fee basis. This wayFeature Articles, you have nothing to losebut everything to gain once you get sufficient award / compensation fordamages.

Get to know more vital industrialaccidents information with the help of Los Angeles Industrial Accident Lawyersat http://www.askaccidentlawyers.com/practice-areas/industrial+accident+lawyers.html

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