California Workers’ Compensation: An Overview
Most California employers are required to pay for workers’ compensation insurance to cover injuries, illnesses or conditions that their employees suffer on the job site. The workers’ compensation system is a no-fault system, which means that employees do not need to prove that their employers were at fault for their injuries.
While you may be entitled to receive benefits, your employer and its insurance company will not make it easy to obtain fair and full compensation. Insurance companies don’t make money when they pay out claims. They build a profit off claim rejections.
This is where our team at Work Injury Law Group comes in. Our team of workers’ compensation attorneys has helped injured employees throughout Los Angeles County get the results they seek. Our legal professionals will exhaust all options to secure the compensation you require.
Connect with a knowledgeable lawyer for free and discuss your case. Call 310-299-8945 to reach our Lawndale office today.
How We Can Help
If you are hurt in a work-related incident, the law protects your right to file a workers’ compensation claim. Many workers fear that they suffer retaliation for taking this step because they believe that a workers’ compensation claim is the same as a lawsuit. It isn’t.
Our attorneys understand that it can be nerve-wracking to take legal action. When you work with them, they will walk you through the process so that you know what to expect and what information to provide. Our attorneys do not get paid until you do, so it is in their best interests to aggressively pursue your benefits.
Compensation Offered For A Range Of Expenses And Benefits
Our attorneys have built an impressive record of success, securing compensation for a variety of illnesses, conditions and injuries that include:
- Catastrophic workplace injuries such as amputations, head injuries, spinal cord injuries, severe burns and loss of vision
- Fatal injuries that require surviving spouses, children and other parties to request death benefits
- Mental or emotional injuries caused by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), pain and suffering arising from a physical injury or other work-related cause of mental stress
- Temporary and long-term disabilities, such as damage caused by repetitive stress injuries
- Occupational diseases, such as respiratory illnesses, cancer and hearing loss
As a worker-friendly state, California’s workers’ compensation benefits are more generous than others. Based on the circumstances surrounding your accident or illness, you may receive benefits to cover a range of financial needs, such as:
- Medical fees related to your accident or condition and bills for future medical expenses
- Lost wages and lost earning potential
- Permanent or short-term disability
- Job retraining expenses
Our attorneys use decades of shared legal insight to determine the value of workers’ compensation claims. We have established strong relationships with area medical experts who know how to build an effective case for injured workers. When you partner with us, we will leverage our resources to secure a fair outcome for you. If your claim is denied, we are equipped to represent you throughout the appeals process.
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