An on-the-job injury can have a serious impact on all aspects of your life. Medical bills and time off work are expensive, not just financially, but they also cost you your peace of mind.
When you have a family to support, it’s even worse.
Nearly every job carries some level of injury risk. It can be due to a job that:
Worker’s Compensation is designed to help lessen the effects of an on-the-job injury, allowing you to continue feeding your family and paying your bills while you heal. Getting the most out of your worker’s comp benefits ensures that you are in the best possible position to take care of your responsibilities and put food on the table while you are out of work.
The worker’s compensation claims process is complex. It isn’t always easy to get the benefits that you deserve and need from your employer’s worker’s comp insurance. There are a lot of twists and turns that typically accompany the process. It is easy to get tripped up and miss out on your full compensation or worse, receive an unfair or unwarranted denial of your claim.
An experienced workers comp lawyer can change all that.
If you have been injured on the job in southern California, there are certain steps you need to take to ensure the best possible of your claim.
Once you have filed your claim, your employer is legally obligated to provide you with medical care.
There are a couple of important deadlines for filing a workers comp claim in California:
California workers comp laws recognize two different types of work-related injuries. Each of these has different timeframes:
A worker who was unable to file a claim because their injury resulted in a coma, their injuries required lengthy or prolonged treatment due to their severity, or they had to be quarantined due to a contagious illness may be exempt from the legal time limits.
There are four basic benefits that injured workers in California can claim through worker’s compensation:
There are several reasons that a California workers comp claim may be denied:
If you have a Van Nuys worker’s comp claim or have been injured at work and are considering filing one, you need someone in your corner who has the experience and knowledge to get the compensation you deserve.
You have enough to worry about, managing your worker’s comp claim should not be one of them. Let us take care of it while you focus on your health and putting your life back together.
Southern California Workers’ Compensation Law Firm, Hussain & Gutierrez, is ready to go to work for you. With more than three decades of courtroom experience, we will make sure that you get the personal care and attention that you deserve.
Walk-ins are always welcome and the initial consultation is always free. From the moment you walk through our door, you will see our dedication and commitment to serving our clients to ensure the best possible outcome.
From the beginning, we will make sure you understand every step of the process. We will return your phone calls promptly and answer your questions honestly and thoroughly.
Have you been injured on the job? Get the compensation that you deserve. You need a Van Nuys Workers Compensation Attorney who will work aggressively on your case to make sure you get the compensation that is owed you. Contact the injury lawyers at The Law Offices of Hussain & Gutierrez today. Let us work for you.