Workers Compensation Attorney Pasadena
The city of Pasadena in Los Angeles County, California has nearly 140,000 residents and is known as being one of the most prominent cultural centers in the entire San Gabriel Valley. Incorporated in June 1886, the area was largely agricultural before it transformed into a resort town and, some decades later, a science and arts hub.
Today the area is home to several cultural and scientific institutions, including the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), and the Art Center College of Design. It also hosts the annual Rose Bowl football game every year as well as the Tournament of Roses parade.
Many of those who live in, and commute to, Pasadena for work are working in an office environment. The office presents its own set of unique potentialities for injury with falls being the most common cause behind those injuries.
Falls Two to Two and One Half Times More Common in the Office
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that office workers are 2 to 2.5 times more likely to sustain a disabling injury due to a fall than those who do not work in an office environment. The reasons behind these falls vary, but the most common include:
- Tripping (i.e. a desk or file drawer as left open, loose electrical wires or cords, loose carpeting, etc.)
- Reaching or bending while seated in an unstable chair (including using a chair instead of a ladder)
- Slipping on a wet floor
- Poor lighting
What to Do If You Are Injured at Work
If you are injured while at work, the first step is to notify your employer. These means telling a supervisor or a manager within 30 days of your injury or knowledge of your injury (otherwise you may lose your right to receive workers’ compensation benefits).
The next step is to seek treatment. Advise the medical staff that your illness or injury occurred at work so that they can complete the paperwork your workers’ compensation insurance provider will need to cover your injury.
When to Contact Turchin Worker’s Compensation
If you have sustained a substantial injury at work, if your claim has been denied, or if you are unhappy with the settlement offered by the insurance agency, it is important that you seek further legal guidance.
The Turchin Workers’ Compensation law firm focuses solely on ensuring that injured hardworking individuals receive the settlement they need to have as full of a recovery from their work place injury as possible. If you have been injured at work and have questions about your claim, we welocme your call at (818) 266-5601.
DIRECTIONS TO TURCHIN LAW 6320 VAN NUYS BLVD #405 VAN NUYS, CA 91401
These directions are from Google Maps starting from:
Total Est. Time: 11 min
Total Est. Distance: 8.0 mi
- Get on CA-134 W from Marengo Ave and Maple St
- Head west on E Holly St toward Marengo Ave
- Turn right onto Marengo Ave
- Turn left onto Maple St
- Use the left lane to take the ramp onto CA-134 W
- Follow CA-134 W to N Pacific Ave in Glendale. Take exit 7A from CA-134 W
- Merge onto CA-134 W
- Take exit 7A for Pacific Ave
- Continue on N Pacific Ave. Drive to Arden Ave
- Turn right onto N Pacific Ave
- Turn right onto Arden Ave
- Destination will be on the left
Call us today (818) 266-5601
We are located at:
6320 Van Nuys Blvd #405
Van Nuys, CA 91401