Some who suffer injuries at work are worried about filing a workers’ compensation claim because they want to move up in the company and are afraid of being blackballed. However, you have the right to receive compensation for your medical expenses related to the accident. Should your injuries cause long-term or permanent disabilities, you would be entitled to receive medical costs and other damages.
Contact a workers’ compensation attorney today for a consultation and to learn more about your rights.
Your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance pays for your damages, not your employer. Most employers need to by law to carry workers’ compensation insurance. They pay the premiums for the insurance whether people get hurt on the job or not.
Some people file a workers’ compensation claim without an attorney, but we do not advise that. If the claim is not filed correctly, you will have to file an appeal. Which means there is a delay in receiving damages for your injuries.
You should retain a workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible after a workplace injury. The attorney will explain your rights and help you decide whether to file a workers’ compensation claim or sue your employer’s insurance company. Workers’ compensation claims are often complicated, which could result in claim denial. In some cases, you can sue your employer instead of filing a workers’ compensation claim. These situations include:
After suffering injuries on the job, contact a California workers’ compensation attorney immediately. The attorney will review your case and help you file a workers’ compensation claim. Should you fall into one of the exceptions listed above, you could file a civil suit against your employer.
If you’re wondering if you should get a work comp attorney, contact Michael Burgis, a certified legal specialist and trial attorney, today for a consultation.