Culver City Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Recovering Fair Benefits for Los Angeles Workers’ Comp Claims
In California and across the United States, workers are entitled to benefits if they suffer on-the-job injuries or work-related illnesses. These benefits are provided by workers’ compensation, and most employers have insurance coverage to provide financial relief to injured workers. Some large corporations are self-insured. When a worker is injured, he or she must follow the appropriate steps to seek workers’ comp benefits. Failing to report a work injury or improperly filling out a claim form could result in a delay or denial of benefits. Unreasonable or unethical conduct on the part of an employer or workers’ compensation insurance provider can also threaten a worker’s benefits.
At Reed & Garcia Law, P.C., our Culver City workers’ compensation attorneys are here to make sure injured workers and their families get the benefits they deserve. We know how hard it can be to get the money you need if your employer denies your injury is work-related, or the insurance company denies your claim for any reason. We utilize the justice system on our clients’ behalf to secure the money they need for medical bills, lost earnings, and sometimes more.
Call (888) 487-8133 if you were injured at work. You pay nothing unless we win your case!
When Should I Hire A Workers' Compensation Attorney?
Victims of workplace accidents are often uncertain if the circumstance of their injury warrants the expertise of an attorney. Because of this, many people will accept a settlement that is less than they deserve or their claim may be unjustly denied and they are unaware that they deserved more. Enlisting the knowledge and experience of a workers compensation attorney can help ensure that your claim is handled quickly and properly. Victims of workplace injuries may benefit from consulting an attorney in many instances including:
- Your claim has been denied
- Your ability to work has been affected
- You experience difficulties in getting the treatment you need
Most Common Types of Workplace Injuries
While many workplace accidents can be prevented, some injuries are sustained through the normal requirements of the job and may be covered by worker’s compensation. If you have been injured on the job through over-exertion, machine malfunction, an automotive accident while working, or other accidents you may be entitled to damages to cover the cost of medical bills and loss of income. Some of the most common workplace accidents include:
Slips, trips and falls
Being hit by falling objects
Repetitive strain injury
Crashes and collisions
Cuts and lacerations
Inhaling toxic fumes
Exposure to loud noise
After a Work Injury
The quicker you react after suffering a workplace injury, the better your chances of securing maximum compensation for your injury. Here’s what you need to do:
- Report the injury: If you are injured at work, you need to report it to your employer right away. If you don’t, this may seriously compromise your ability to file a workers’ comp claim. In California, you need to report your injury within 30 days to protect your right to benefits.
- Visit the doctor: If you have been seriously injured in an accident, you need immediate medical attention. Even if you sustain a minor injury, you still need to visit the doctor right away. This helps establish a clear link between your work activities and your injury, which is essential for a successful workers’ comp claim.
We also highly recommend contacting a Culver City workers’ comp lawyer as soon as possible. A skilled lawyer can begin working immediately to protect your right to benefits, including helping you file your claim and also considering any other potential sources of compensation, such as a third party (not your employer) that is responsible for your injuries.
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