Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Accidents & Injuries in the Workplace
If you are injured in an accident at work or become ill because of the conditions at your workplace or duties associated with your job, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault insurance program that can benefit workers by streamlining the route to compensation, eliminating the need to prove that another party is to blame in order to receive financial support and medical care. In California, most workers are entitled to monetary benefits and medical treatment under the state’s workers’ compensation system – as long as their injuries or illnesses are work-related.
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Workers’ compensation should cover the full extent of your injuries, but the claims process can be difficult. Some claims are delayed or denied, jeopardizing a worker’s ability to recover benefits. That is why we recommend at least discussing your case with a California workers’ compensation attorney at our firm. Though some claims may prove straightforward and legal counsel may be unnecessary, there are complex claims and disputes that can benefit from the attention of a skilled attorney.
At Pacific Attorney Group, we apply more than 70 years of combined experience to help injured workers and their families across California. You can see some of our case results below:
$100,000.00 Settlement – Applicant slipped and fell landing on her knee and left shoulder while working as a student worker in the kitchen.
$100,000.00 Settlement – While applicant was carrying heavy equipment on a shoot when his right knee twisted on a crevice on the ground causing immediate sharp and pinching pain to his right knee.
$110,000.00 Settlement – While employed by H&R Framing systems applicant was walking on the 2nd floor of a new home when he slipped on a block of wood.
$110,000.00 Settlement – Applicant was attempting to take a heavy set of trash out and in doing so caused bodily injury.
$150,000.00 Settlement – While applicant was employed, applicant slipped and fell causing injury to himself.
Injured at Work? What You Can Do.
If you have been injured at work or diagnosed with a work-related illness, you probably have questions. You may be unsure of what steps to take immediately after the accident or diagnosis. Here, you can find out what to do so you protect your right to receive workers’ comp benefits.
Workplace accidents are the most common cause of work-related injuries, and these can affect virtually any type of worker in any occupational setting. Our firm takes on workers’ compensation claims for: slip and fall accidents, falling object injuries, work-related auto accidents, construction accidents and more.
About Workers’ Comp Benefits
The benefits provided under the workers’ compensation system will vary depending on the case, primarily on the extent of injury the worker has sustained. In California, there are five types of benefits: medical care, temporary disability benefits, permanent disability benefits, supplemental job displacement benefits and death benefits.
Denied Workers’ Comp Claims
What happens when a workers’ compensation claim is denied? This may occur if a claims administrator does not believe an injury should be covered. Incomplete applications, insufficient documentation and other issues may lead to a denial. Fortunately, our attorneys know how to appeal denied claims to help our clients seek positive results.
Call a Workers’ Comp Lawyer Today
It is important to seek legal counsel if you have been injured at work. Even if you believe you were to blame, you are probably still covered (unless you were under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the incident). A lawyer can advise you on special situations and can help if your claim has been disputed, delayed or denied. With our resources, our firm can work to ensure that your claim is properly valued and that sufficient pressure is put on your employer and/or workers’ comp insurance provider to seek a fair settlement. Contact our firm today to get started!