Most employers take steps to create safe and secure workplaces for their employees. But no matter how cautious and careful both employers and employees are, workplace accidents still happen. And when they do, the resulting injuries can range from minor bruises to catastrophic impacts.
Catastrophic injuries are life-altering. These injuries may require the victim to seek professional assistance and lifelong care. Basically, any type of workplace accident can result in a catastrophic injury. However, some accidents are more likely to lead to these types of injuries than others. One of the most common kinds of incidents that lead to catastrophic injuries can happen to workers in virtually any industry.
Trips, slips and falls
Some of the catastrophic injuries you may sustain during a slip, trip and fall include injuries to the head and spine. One wouldn’t assume that slipping and falling would be such a cause for concern, but if you think about how easy it is to suffer bleeding in one’s brain after a fall-related incident, it becomes clearer why this type of incident can be so consequential.
Protecting your interests
Every workplace has its share of hazards. Learning more about California workers’ compensation laws can help you safeguard your rights and interests when pursuing benefits following a catastrophic injury at work.