Accidents and Injuries at the Workplace
When a worker in Los Angeles, California is injured on the job, such as a construction accident, he or she has the right to file a workers' compensation claim. Workers' compensation benefits are available to most workers and will cover medical expenses and lost wages from
workplace accidents and injuries. Although workers' comp should cover the true value of your claim, you may benefit from involving an attorney as well.
A personal injury attorney experienced with workers' comp claims and lawsuits can help ensure that you are treated fairly by your employer and by your employer's insurance company. Through our years of practice in handling injury claims, our attorneys have seen far too many cases where workers were offered benefits that were simply unfair. It is our goal to ensure you receive the money you need to truly rebuild your life.
It Doesn't Matter Who Was At Fault
In workers' compensation claims, it does not matter if you were responsible for the incident that caused your injuries. You should still be covered, unless you were drinking or under the influence of drugs at the time of the accident. Alcohol or drug use may result in a claim being denied. As such, it is important that you consult a Los Angeles workers' compensation lawyer after any type of workplace accident or injury, no matter if it was a brain injury,
spinal cord injury or
amputation, even one that you feel you were responsible for causing.
Many injured employees do not work with attorneys, instead dealing with their employer and workers' compensation claim on their own. This may actually have detrimental consequences, possibly limiting your ability to recover the full amount of compensation to which you should be entitled. A legal professional can get involved and work with experts to ensure your claim is valued at the proper amount and can then put necessary pressure on your employer to pay your claim in a timely fashion.