Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Serving Los Angeles, San Jose, Oakland, Napa, and Elsewhere in California
Workplace accidents are a fairly common occurrence in Los Angeles, San Jose, Oakland, Napa, and elsewhere in California. All too often, employees seriously injured in workplace accidents encounter unfair treatment and are denied the necessary medical attention and financial restitution they are entitled to under California law. In many instances, injured workers and their families are left in the dark about how to properly protect their rights and get the benefits that they desperately need. That is where RS Law Offices can help. You can benefit greatly by having a seasoned and skilled workplace accident injury lawyer assist you throughout the claims process. Our team will make sure you comply with all state and federal workers’ compensation regulations to ensure the best outcome possible in your case.
What To Do After a Workplace Accident That Left You Injured
After a workplace accident that left you injured, you need to take certain actions to protect the viability of your workers’ comp claim:
- Inform your employer of the accident;
- Your employer should document your injury;
- Contact RS Law Offices to help file your workers’ compensation claim;
- Contact your doctor and schedule a visit for an evaluation to help assess a fair amount of benefits; and/or
- Appeal your claim in the case of a denial (with the assistance of RS Law Offices)
Examples of Common Workplace Accident Injuries that May Result in the Filing of a Workers Comp Claim
Below is a list of some of the most common injuries that are suffered in workplace accidents.
- Back Injury
- Neck Injury
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Fractured Bones
- Head Injury
- Torn Tendon
- Strained Muscle
- Loss of Limbs
- Internal Bleeding
As you can see, many of these injuries are serious and potentially life-altering, which is why you need to ensure you obtain the most compensation possible through your workers’ compensation claim.
Overview of a Workers Comp Claim
When an employee suffers an injury during the course of their employment, they may be eligible for monetary and medical benefits that are paid by the employer’s insurance company. This system of compensation is known as “worker’s compensation” and was designed to provide financial aid to employees hurt on the job without having to establish liability against co-workers or the employer through a traditional civil action.
Businesses in Los Angeles, San Jose, Oakland, Napa, and elsewhere in California pay into the workers’ compensation system through their insurance providers so that in the event of a work-related accident the medical and financial expenses paid to the injured workers are covered.
This system is based off the principle that workers have certain rights regarding their health and safety, simply by being an employee of a company. Labor laws in California mandate that workers’ compensation programs include compensation for the following:
- Medical bills
- Future or continued medical care
- Lost wages due to time away from work
- Pain and suffering
Although this sounds like a fairly straightforward and useful compensation system, the harsh reality is that far too many employees encounter difficulties securing the compensation they are rightfully owed. Many large insurance companies will do all they can to try and deny, delay and/or discount your workers comp claim.
To give yourself the best chance at securing financial restitution via a workers comp claim, you should hire an experienced workers compensation attorney in Los Angeles to handle your case. Hiring a skilled workers comp attorney will give you the peace of mind that your legal affairs are being handled and you can focus on your recovery from the injury. The workers compensation lawyers with RS Law Offices will help make sure your claim is filed appropriately and on-time so you don’t have to worry about any denials or delays in your claim due to paperwork not being handled correctly. Also, if your workers comp claim is denied, you can be rest assured that we will be able to deal with that denial and hopefully get your claim accepted and back on track.
Take Action Today by Contacting RS Law Offices for a Free, Confidential Case Evaluation
A successful workers’ compensation claim will ensure you receive the necessary compensation for your lost wages from work, visits to your doctor, hospital stays, physical rehabilitation, and other unexpected expenses. No matter how you were injured, it is important to stand up and protect your legal rights. To schedule a free, confidential case review, call us at 1-323-651-0560 or fill out a quick contact form online.