A catastrophic injury is one so severe that it is expected to leave a worker incapacitated for an extended period of time and also to result in extreme financial hardship. Examples are brain injury, loss of limbs, loss of sight or hearing, spinal cord injury, paralysis, internal organ damage and severe burns. Some injuries are of such high degree that they may result in recovery of multimillion-dollar damages awards. At Goldschmid, Silver & Spindel, we are dedicated to delivering superior representation and getting victims the fullest compensation possible.
Catastrophic injuries can occur at many types of jobs, but there is a higher incidence in certain lines of work. Accidents frequently happen at construction sites due to falls from heights, machinery mishaps, explosions and lack of adequate safety measures. Workers at manufacturing plants may suffer severe injuries from machinery misuse or malfunction or from occupational disease due to exposure to toxins. Chemical production carries the risk of similar injuries and ailments. Calamitous accidents may occur in the energy production industry, including mining. And public safety workers such as police and firefighters face constant danger of serious harm or even fatality.
We have represented many clients in high-risk jobs and have seen first-hand the devastating impact of these disasters. If you or a family member has suffered a life-altering injury at work, our workers’ compensation attorneys will vigorously advocate to obtain for you the benefits you need to cover your expenses and take care of your family. We also pursue wrongful death benefits for survivors of workers killed in industrial accidents or other occupational mishaps.
Victims of catastrophic injuries require extensive medical care and rehabilitation and may suffer from a permanent disability. Medical bills and the inability to work can take an immediate toll on the employee and their family. Beyond the initial costs, compensation is needed for:
Our attorneys build a strong workers’ compensation case that involves an accident investigation, documentation of company policies and assembling of medical records. We also consult, as needed, with experts in workplace safety, accident reconstruction, medicine and occupational and vocational rehabilitation.
With more than 150 years of combined experience, at Goldschmid, Silver & Spindel we are strong advocates for people who suffer debilitating workplace injuries. We accept cases on a contingent fee basis, so that we get paid only if we win benefits for you. To learn more about how our firm can help, schedule a free consultation by calling 213-251-5900 or contacting our Los Angeles office online.