San Jose Workplace Injury Attorney
When you are searching for an attorney, it is important to know the qualifications of the attorney you hire. At Shea & Shea, our legal team is exceptionally qualified to assist with serious or catastrophic workplace injury cases. With over 40 years' experience, this well-known and respected legal team is known for its ability in the courtroom in getting positive verdicts in its workplace injury cases. In many cases, a trial is not necessary as the insurer may choose to settle based on the evidence and case presented by the firm. If a trial is necessary, you can rest assured that the law firm is well-skilled to fight for your rights in court. The legal team at Shea & Shea will assist injured individuals and their families with any of the following types of workplace injury claims:
Types of Workplace Accidents & Injuries
If you were the victim of a burn injury, you could not only be dealing with a painful injury, but also with the possibility of a long and difficult recovery. Burn injuries are serious because they affect the body's first line of defense, the skin. This means that the body is more prone to infections as well as more likely to contract a disease.
What should you do if you lost a loved one because of electrocution? Electrocution cases can occur anywhere, but are by far the most common in workplaces like construction sites. If the employer was negligent in maintaining safety on the jobsite, they could be held accountable for any injury or death which occurs. By filing a personal injury lawsuit, you could ensure the same thing does not happen to another family.
If there was an explosion at the plant you worked at and you suffered from an injury, this could mean that you are entitled to compensation. By showing that negligence was a part of your case, the person responsible could be required to pay for any medical expenses. If you lost a loved one in a plant explosion, a wrongful death lawsuit could be brought against the person responsible.
Poison Gas Exposure
There are many different workplaces in the U.S. which have poisonous gases present. These gases can be undetectable to the eye or nose, yet can have deadly consequences. Those who are most likely to be exposed to poisonous gases include firefighters, longshoremen, welders, and anyone else who works on construction sites. If safety standards were not upheld, this could mean that the employer could be held accountable.
One of the dangers of having gas present on a worksite is that it could cause an explosion. There are several different scenarios which could result in a gas explosion, including a leaky tank, a defective part in the gas tank, a puncture, or improper maintenance. If you lost a loved one in a gas explosion or you yourself were injured, please get in touch with our office to see how we could help.
Defective / Unsafe Equipment
One of the responsibilities of an employer is to ensure that the equipment used by their employees is safe for use. A defective or unsafe piece of equipment, while it may seem like a small issue, could lead to devastating consequences. Whether the safety guards of a piece of equipment failed or the equipment malfunctioned and caused an injury, it is important that the manufacturer is made aware of the situation.
Falls from a height such as a roof can lead to serious injuries or even result in death. These types of accidents are most common on construction sites as employees are required to work on buildings that are not yet completed. If you believe that your loved one was killed or injured because the scaffolding or safety rails were not installed properly, you could have a personal injury case!
What should you do if you lost a loved one because they fell while working on scaffolding. This equipment is common on nearly every jobsite and accounts for approximately 18% of all deaths on construction sites. This being said, it is crucial that employers ensure that their employees are properly trained on using scaffolding and that the scaffolding itself is up to standards.
If you or a loved one was involved in a workplace accident that resulted in dismemberment, it is important you get the compensation you deserve for this catastrophic injury. This type of injury could result in high medical bills as well as difficult in maintaining employment.
In many different workplaces, heavy machinery is present. When this machinery is not used correctly or is not properly maintained, it could lead to serious injuries, such as crushing injuries. When a part of the body is caught between two hard and heavy surfaces, inestimable damage can be caused.
Tragic Work Accident
What exactly is a tragic work accident? When the injuries caused by a workplace accident prove to be catastrophic or fatal, this is considered a tragic work accident. They can range from burn injuries to electrocution to wrongful death.
If you lost a loved one because of a workplace accident, please contact our team as soon as possible so that we can seek to protect your rights and seek justice. It will not make your loved one come back, but it could ensure it does not happen to another family.
When dealing with devastating injuries that are the result of an accident at work, legal representation may be necessary to get the compensation you will need to go on with your lives. In many catastrophic injuries, the individual is no longer able to work, or in some cases to function as they once we able to. Serious spinal injuries, brain injuries and dismemberment cases cause individuals to face incredible challenges. You will need the best of medical care in such a case, with the hopes of having the best possible quality of life after the injury. Your family will be affected and they will need help as well. A spouse or other family may have to care for the injured person for months or for a lifetime, depending on the injury sustained. These issues are of utmost importance to the future of our clients, and to your attorney at Shea & Shea. We will seek maximum compensation for the injuries you suffered on the job.