California workers who are injured on the job have certain rights that should be protected. While every worker is granted certain entitlements, it is still difficult to know how to proceed if you are injured on the job. Fortunately, every worker has the right to seek legal assistance in order to get a full understanding of available legal options and, if warranted, proceed with a claim.

One of the very first things that should be done is to inform the employer of the injury. The employer must properly document what happened, and the injured worker will need the boss’ cooperation in order to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. After reporting the accident, an individual should seek representation that understands the challenges that can accompany the workers’ compensation process.

Injured individuals should not wait to get needed medical treatment. Any person who is injured at work has the right to medical care as soon as possible, even if a claim has not yet been filed. Workers’ compensation benefits could help cover these bills and may also cover the expenses associated with any long-term care. 

When a California worker is injured on the job, he or she has rights that should be protected, including the right to workers’ compensation. If an employer denies a claim or unnecessarily delays a claim, it is best to seek the assistance of a lawyer who can fight back and actively seek the recompense you deserve. As soon as possible after a work accident, reach out for the help you need. A member of our experienced team is ready to help you secure the benefits to which you are entitled.