Comprehensive Legal Help for Workers Compensation
If you have been injured in the workplace then you may be entitled to monetary and medical benefits. These benefits are paid by your employer’s insurance company through a system called workers compensation. The purpose of this system is to ensure that any employee who is injured at work can get benefits without having to prove that their employer or co-workers was negligent.
The purpose of workers compensation
This system was created under the principle that workers have rights to be safe at work. If they are not, then their employer should be responsible for the damages they incur. In the State of California, labor laws require that a workers compensation program covers:
- Medical costs
- Pain and suffering
- Future medical care
- Lost wages
If you have suffered from an injury at work then now is the time to contact Law Offices of Kerry P. O'Brien at 562.308.0733 for a consultation.
No occupation is entirely safe from the risk of injury
While some occupations have higher risks of injury than others, every occupation has some risk of injury. The injury could be the result of repetitive motion or a one-time accident on the job. The injury could result from exposure to chemicals or other damaging substances. Regardless of the type of injury, workers compensation exists to provide a safety net for a person who suffers from a work-related injury and / or illness.
Workers compensation can be complicated – let us guide you through
Ideally, it would be simple to secure the benefits you are entitled to. Unfortunately, there is a red tape that can make it challenging for the average person to have their claim approved. This can result in a delay in getting benefits or an outright denial of a claim.
This is why you need an aggressive, experienced workers compensation attorney on your side. We can help you with every step of the process including:
- Responses to denials of medical treatment
- Filling out all workers compensation claim paperwork
- Ensuring you are evaluated by an independent, unbiased doctor
You may be eligible for one or more types of workers compensation benefits
There are several types of benefits available through workers compensation. They include:
- Temporary disability payments
- Permanent disability payments
- Lump sum payments
- Medical treatments
It is not uncommon for an insurance company to work to deny or reduce these benefits. They may argue that an illness or injury is not related to work, or that an injury did not disable a claimant. We can fight aggressively against these tactics with the best possible legal argument to ensure you get fair – and full – compensation.
You can receive medical benefits immediately
You are eligible to get medical treatment immediately. When a medical provider is informed that you have a workers compensation claim pending, they cannot legally even attempt to collect payment from you for your treatment.
Call now for a consultation
No matter how it may feel right now, you are not alone. You have access to an experienced legal team who will fight for your rights. Contact Law Offices of Kerry P. O'Brien at 562.308.0733 now to set up a consultation.