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Workplace injuries a real possibility for veterinary workers

Many children in California and across the country want to be veterinarians when they grow up. Numerous people achieve this dream and spend their days tending to sick and injured animals and ensuring the health of others. As cute and cuddly as some patients may seem, veterinarians, technicians and assistants are often at risk of suffering workplace injuries.

Risk of workplace injuries highest in these industries

In California and across the country, there were more than 5,000 fatalities as a result of on-the-job accidents in 2017. The risk of workplace injuries is higher with certain jobs than others. Of course, it is possible to suffer injury in any line of work, which is why employers should always put safety first and fulfill their obligation to provide proper training and safety equipment as needed.

Do employees have to pay for workers' compensation insurance?

Like with most types of financial assistance, it can be difficult to understand the compensation available for California workers who suffer injuries on the job. Workers' compensation is certainly a useful benefit to those who do suffer workplace injuries, but it can be complicated to understand how workers' comp works and how to obtain it. Gaining the right information before a work-related accident may be wise.

Employers have responsibilities for workers' compensation claims

Accidents in the workplace could happen in any industry at any time. Even when employers and workers take precautions to lessen the likelihood of injury-causing incidents, they still happen. As a result, workers' compensation may be needed for some individuals in California.

Case Results

  1. $4.5 Million Settlement

    Medical Malpractice - Hypoxic brain injury during surgery.

  2. $2.9 Million Settlement

    Construction site accident resulting in cervical fusion

  3. 100% Permanent Disability Award

    Workers Compensation - Multiple injuries to State worker

  4. $1.6 Million Settlement

    Truck v. pedestrian accident resulting in multiple factures.

  5. $1.2 Million Structure Settlement

    Workers Compensation - spine injury with guaranteed payments for life.

  6. $1.2 Million Settlement

    Motorcycle v. car accident resulting in multiple fractures and scarring.

  7. $933,000.00 Settlement

    Child burned when table collapsed spilling scalding water from coffee um.

  8. $850,000.00 Settlement (Before MICRA)

    Medical Malpractice - Endotracheal injury during surgery resulting in death.

  9. $780,000.00 Settlement

    Disputed liability car v. truck collision.

  10. $500,000.00 Settlement

    Workers Compensation - Spinal injuries to delivery driver.

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