Report on Greater Risk of Workplace Related Injury for Paramedics Merits Broader Public Attention, notes the Law Offices of Burg & Brock

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Commenting on the recent article, the Los Angeles personal injury firm explains that, because emergency medical technicians and paramedics are more likely to be injured on the job, they may require more adequate precautions.

When an individual injures himself or herself on someone else’s property, the business proprietor or property owner may be legally responsible and liable for any injuries sustained.

Ultimately, as the Law Offices of Burg and Brock explain, employers must make every effort to ensure first responders receive appropriate precautionary training to best protect them from workplace related injury.

According to a recent article published February 3rd in Safety + Health Magazine, emergency medical technicians and paramedics are fourteen times more likely than firefighters to be injured or assaulted on the job, yet they almost never report these types of injuries. According to the research cited, many of these workers rarely report assault injuries and simply regard them as “part of the job.” According to the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Burg and Brock, employers of emergency medical technicians need to take steps to ensure that paramedics undergo adequate training in order to protect themselves from on the job injury. The law firm notes that, while paramedic first responders are daring, driven individuals who work long hours assisting people in life threatening emergencies, all possible measures should be taken in order to reduce their unfortunately high injury rate.

Additionally, the firm explains that emergency medical technicians who are required to work in potentially hazardous conditions may be due compensation in certain cases, which meet the precise legal criteria for serious injury. Ultimately, as the Law Offices of Burg and Brock explain, employers must make every effort to ensure first responders receive appropriate precautionary training to best protect them from workplace related injury. In the situation where an employee believes he or she may be due adequate compensation from an employer, Mr. Brock, the law office’s head litigator, notes it would not be unlike some of the other cases they handle:

  • Slip and Fall–Negligence in the design or formation of a piece of property can be dangerous, Mr. Brock explains. When an individual injures himself or herself on someone else’s property, the business proprietor or property owner may be legally responsible and liable for any injuries sustained. Some other examples of these cases may involve a broken step or railing in a staircase, or a slightly raised sidewalk.
  • Dog Bites – While dogs may be a source of pleasure and comfort to their owners, dog bites are an unfortunate occurrence in the lives of paramedics, mail carriers, and other passerbys. Dog owners in the state of California may be held liable or legally responsible for injuries sustained as a result of their pet.

In addition to workplace related injury lawsuits, Mr. Brock and the rest of the skilled legal team at the Law Offices of Burg and Brock, Inc. represent victims of car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and a wide variety of injuries caused by the negligence of another party. They note that those who have been injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence resulting in any type of injury can call the law firm at (888) 979-7979. Additionally, interested readers can learn more online at http://www.LegalDefenders.com.

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