Landscaping & Groundskeeping Workers' Comp Attorneys San Diego
San Diego Attorneys for Landscape, Groundskeeper, and Monsanto Roundup Lawsuits
Grounds maintenance workers and landscapers keep the outdoor spaces surrounding our homes, schools, and neighborhoods looking beautiful – but their jobs are risky. According to data from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, groundskeeping is one of the top ten most dangerous jobs in the country. Landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers are routinely exposed to hazards that can cause serious injuries and long-lasting health complications.
If you’re a groundskeeper or landscape worker who’s suffered from an injury or illness related to your job, the Law Offices of Gerald D. Brody & Associates can help you file your workers’ compensation claim and receive the maximum benefits for which you qualify.
Common Injuries Sustained by Groundskeepers and Landscaping Workers
Some of the most common injuries sustained by groundskeeping workers include:
Landscaping often requires workers to climb up into trees and other high places, from which debilitating falls occur. Groundskeepers can also be hit by falling trees or branches or slip and trip over hazards on the ground.
Cuts, burns, & shocks
Working with heavy-duty gardening equipment can be dangerous. Blowers, mowers, and tools with sharp blades put landscape workers at risk of electrical injuries or serious, life-threatening lacerations.
Groundskeepers spend practically all of their working hours outdoors, performing heavy physical labor in the heat and humidity. This can lead to a variety of heat-related health conditions, such as rashes, cramps, and heat stroke.
All those long hours outside under the San Diego sun puts many grounds maintenance workers at risk of skin cancer, including the most dangerous form, melanoma.
Some injuries aren’t acute, but rather a cumulative result of repetitive motions. Landscapers who routinely rake, trim hedges, or lift heavy items may suffer from repetitive stress injuries.
The Dangers of Pesticides for Grounds Maintenance Workers
Perhaps the most insidious and devastating danger facing grounds maintenance workers is the constant exposure to toxic pesticides and herbicides. Inhaling the vapors from these deadly chemicals, or coming into contact with them on the skin, can make a person extremely sick. The symptoms of pesticide poisoning range from mild to severe, causing conditions such as asthma, nerve damage, or cancer.
Monsanto Roundup Weed Killer Cancer Lawsuits
The lasting health effects of chronic herbicide exposure has been the subject of several lawsuits, including the Monsanto Roundup Weed Killer cancer lawsuits, in which at least three separate juries have found the company deliberately failed to warn the public about the potentially carcinogenic effects of the active ingredient, glyphosate. Roundup has been linked to several cases of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and Monsanto now faces thousands of lawsuits across the country.
Injured Grounds Maintenance Workers Have Legal Rights
Groundskeepers and landscape workers who’ve been injured on the job are protected by California labor laws, including agricultural and farm workers, as well as those who are undocumented. Workers’ compensation can help to cover the cost of medical bills, make up for lost income, and relieve financial hardships encountered as a result of the injury. Some workers are eligible for additional damages, especially after suffering a long-term work-related disability or chronic illness.
Unfortunately, the process of filing for workers’ compensation can be unnecessarily complicated, and some employers have a history of denying coverage to those who need it the most. That’s where help from an experienced workers’ comp attorney comes in. At Gerald Brody & Associates, we thoroughly review every case and fight for our clients’ rights to compensation.
Free Consultation by Expert Attorneys for Landscape Workers in San Diego
With a collective 45 years of experience handling workers’ compensation claims and representing injured workers, Gerald Brody is the best lawyer for a Roundup lawsuit or any landscape or groundskeeping workers’ comp claims. We’ll take the time to listen to your concerns and walk you through each step of your case, fighting aggressively by your side – with no out of pocket fees or upfront costs. We don’t get paid until you get paid.
Call us today at (619) 528-9800 to schedule your free consultation and see what your case is worth.