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Spanish-Speaking Los Angeles Attorney to File a Lawsuit for Workplace Accident Injury

The workplace is supposed to offer employees a safe area, free of risks to perform their job. Some jobs, however, are simply risky. These jobs often require employers and employees to follow strict safety procedures. When the protocol is not enforced, the risk of severe injuries increases. Almost all types of jobs have necessary procedures to follow to avoid injury. Here is a list of some of the most common types of workplace accidents:

  • Construction accidents
  • Electrical accidents
  • Fires and explosions
  • Heavy equipment accidents
  • Manufacturing accidents
  • Slips, trips, and falls
  • Tool and machinery accidents
  • Warehouse accidents

Why are accidents so common in these sectors? It can appear that there are no regulations in place to try and prevent workplace accidents; however, all employers are regulated. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) enforces an act called the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act). The OSH Act sets standards and conducts inspections to guarantee that employers provide safe and wholesome workplaces. Employers are required to provide their employees with a workplace free of hazards. To do this, employees must adopt specific practices, means, methods, and processes with the purpose of protecting workers. The OSH Act protects workers at the federal level, but is there state-level protection? The California Department of Industrial Relations’ (DIR) program Cal/OSHA enforces the same OSHA principle into California workplaces. Under Cal/OSHA, employers are required to have injury prevention programs with training and instructions on working safely. If someone was injured in a workplace, the accident that led to the injuries might have been created after an employer failed to implement Cal/OSHA regulations.

Were you aware of your rights in the workplace? Were you injured in a workplace accident but did not pursue legal action? Approximately 9% of all Americans do not report workplace accidents or injuries. Of these workers, one-third has had or goes on to have multiple workplace accidents or injuries. In Los Angeles, what could be an explanation for employees not reporting workplace accidents and injuries?

Los Angeles is a very diverse city. Like the rest of the United States, English is the primary language spoken amongst the population. However, about half of the population speaks a language other than English at home. This is no way means that half of the population does not speak English. Rather, it shows that half of the population prefers to speak one of the almost two-hundred languages spoken in the city once they are in their homes. The most prominent language in Los Angeles besides English is Spanish. Every day, the Spanish speaking community grows, and more and more Spanish speakers enter the workforce. When a Spanish speaker suffers injuries, he or she might not have the information available to take action. It is possible that the victim has never heard anything about the federal and state agencies focused on protecting employees. What does the injured Spanish speaker do next? If the victim who suffered injuries is aware of the employer duty to protect employees, he or she might be interested in taking legal action against the employer. How likely is it that the victim will find an attorney willing to help in Spanish?

Unfortunately, there is a lack of Spanish law firms. The legal process can offer difficult ideas to grasp even in English. Therefore, a Spanish attorney is necessary for Spanish speakers to begin their legal process. Normandie Law Firm, one of the top legal groups in the city, is actively working to close this communication gap in the legal field. Spanish speakers have the same rights to sue their employers for their injuries. If you were injured in a workplace accident, a qualified Spanish speaking lawyer experienced in work accident cases in Los Angeles can help you jumpstart the legal process. Call our top-rated law firm today to speak with one of our accomplished and experienced lawyers.

In the meantime, the following sections will provide some general information regarding workplace accidents and injuries and your rights as an employee.

Common Workplace Injuries
Why are employees injured while on the job? Employees taking shortcuts, being overconfident, starting tasks before being properly informed or prepared, neglecting established safety procedures, and being mentally distracted are all reasons that workplace accidents occur. Poor housekeeping in the workplace can also cause accidents. Employers cannot control everything about their employees; however, they should do everything possible to address and remove potential hazards and instill proper safety procedures in the workplace.

Slips, trips, and falls, falling objects, crashes and collisions, and inhaling harmful chemicals can cause injuries. The injuries sustained in a workplace accident can vary depending on the situation. Some of the most common workplace injuries are listed below:

  • Neck and back injuries
  • Muscle strains
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Respiratory problems

Some of these injuries can be severe enough to require medical intervention. A victim might acquire expensive medical bills after a workplace injury. To find out if you are eligible to receive compensation for your injury, contact an experienced attorney who speaks Spanish.

Compensation
If you are injured in the workplace, you might be eligible to receive workers compensation directly from your employer. If you decide to file a lawsuit against your employer for the negligence leading to your injury, you might be eligible to be compensated for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

For a more thorough description of the compensation available to a victim of a work accident, contact a skilled attorney with expertise in workplace accident injury lawsuits that speaks Spanish. The attorney will be able to answer all of your questions regarding compensation.

We Speak Spanish at Normandie Law Firm
If you need an expert Los Angeles attorney who has experience in workplace accident cases to help you while speaking Spanish, you must contact Normandie Law Firm as soon as possible. We guarantee that you will receive legal service in Spanish from the moment you call to schedule your consultation to the moment our attorneys win your case. Our friendly legal staff speaks Spanish and is prepared to help you whenever you choose to begin your legal process. A Spanish speaking lawyer with experience handling work accident claims in Los Angeles will be able to effectively communicate with you and give you all the information you need—all in your preferred language. You must have a work injury accident lawyer that speaks Spanish handling your case to ensure that you have the best legal experience in the city.

Normandie Law Firm always offers clients complete dedication and commitment. Besides providing legal service in Spanish, we provide free consultations and free second opinions—you can talk to a Spanish speaking lawyer regardless if you have started your legal process or not. Call and schedule a free consultation; a Los Angeles workplace accident attorney that speaks Spanish will meet with you and answer all of your questions and concerns. Our attorneys who can speak Spanish with experience in workplace accidents can help you file your lawsuit. You need someone who can speak Spanish to help you with your case. If you already have an attorney with another firm, you can schedule a free second opinion. Why would you need a second opinion? If you are currently looking for information somewhere other than with your current attorney, you would likely benefit from a second opinion. Does your attorney speak Spanish? If he or she does not speak Spanish, you might find that communication is difficult and requires extra effort on your part to understand the subject. If your attorney is using an interpreter to communicate with you, be aware that some important details can be lost in translation. Is that a risk you are willing to take? You probably want all the details surrounding your case. Therefore, you need to work with a Spanish lawyer who can sue for your injuries. A Los Angeles attorney that speaks Spanish will be able to guide your case back on the right track. Schedule a free consultation or free second opinion today.

Like previously mentioned, Normandie Law Firm is committed to providing clients with the best legal service in the city of Los Angeles. By speaking Spanish to our clients and providing them with free consultations and free second opinions, Normandie Law Firm ensures quality service. Our Spanish speaking law firm also offers clients a Zero-Fee guarantee. This guarantee means clients will never have to pay any upfront fees. Since our law firm is strictly based on contingency, clients will never pay anything unless our attorneys win their case. If you need to talk to one of our attorneys with experience in work accident cases in Spanish, contact Normandie Law Firm as soon as possible and schedule your free consultation or free second opinions. Let us help you in your preferred language.

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