If you have been injured or become ill on the job, ensure you receive what you are rightfully owed from workers’ compensation. The state of California offers injured and ill workers certain rights and benefits under a no-fault workers’ compensation system, meaning workers don’t have to prove that their employer was at fault for the injury or illness, only that the health condition was work-related.
Your employer is by law required to pay for Workers Compensation Insurance to cover all of their employees, and in exchange, employees cannot sue their employer in a personal injury claim for a work-related injury or illness (except in cases where they can show the employer violated labor laws or deliberately caused an accident).
An employee who has been injured while on the job is entitled to lost wages, medical benefits (including the cost of future care), temporary disability, and permanent disability (if your injury results in permanent impairment). If you are unable to return to your former place of employment in the same or new capacity, you are entitled to vocational rehabilitation or training to help you secure a new job. While these benefits are less than the damages you might receive in a civil case for something like premise liability, you can still receive a fair amount to help you recover post-accident.
If you’re a surviving family member of a worker who lost their life to a workplace injury or illness, you are entitled to death benefits, which include funeral and burial expenses and a weekly income (for the spouse and dependent children). In the worst-case scenarios, families can sue the employer and their insurance company to obtain death compensation.
The Importance of a Workers’ Comp Attorney
Being injured on the job can have many unseen effects and may not visibly impact your life at first. That being said, it is crucial to be examined by a personal medical professional to check for any issues you may not have noticed. Minor pain after an accident can develop into chronic and debilitating problems if left untreated or unnoticed.
After seeing a medical professional, make sure to contact a workers’ compensation claim lawyer to discuss the details of your injury and examine the possibility of filing for recovery. Though you are not required to be represented by an attorney to make a claim, this is a highly complex area of the law, and you can guarantee that your employer and their insurance company will be represented by a competent claims adjuster and an experienced workers’ compensation defense lawyer. Don’t put yourself at a disadvantage. Don’t take the chance of completing the process on your own and risk losing a portion of what you should be owed. Without an injury expert’s legal advice, you may not receive the payout you deserve from the insurance company.
Call Rahm Law Group, APC, for a free consultation, and let the workers’ compensation experts of Beverly Hills, CA, expertly handle all aspects of your case.
What Are the Differences Between a Workers’ Compensation Claim and a Personal Injury Claim?
Personal injury claims, or lawsuits, and workers’ compensation cases do differ, mainly in that the injured party is not allowed benefits for pain and suffering in a workers’ compensation case. In a personal injury claim, on the other hand, the injured party is entitled to recover all damages suffered. Read More
Rahm Law – Your Dedicated Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in Beverly Hills, CA
At Rahm Law Group, our expert Workers’ Compensation Attorneys can assist you with the claims process and handle communications with your employer’s insurance company on your behalf. Every step of the way, we dedicate ourselves to ensuring you recover fair compensation after your accident on the job. Our job is to protect the rights given to you as an employee in the state of California.
Don’t let the thought of hiring an attorney intimidate you. We are experienced in negotiating payment terms on behalf of our clients, so your benefits will come when you need them. Moreover, insurance companies are much more likely to agree to settle when they see workers have hired one of the top workers’ compensation law firms in Beverly Hills to represent them.
Suffering any kind of accident on the job—no matter how severe—can bring lost-lasting physical, mental, and emotional consequences into your life. Restore your peace of mind by consulting with Attorney Michael Rahmanou and his team. With Rahm Law Group on your side, you can rest assured that you’re pursuing the best course of action for your unique situation after a work accident.
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