Work accidents happen all the time, but many workers do not seek benefits for fear of retaliation from an employer, uncertainty about the claims process or simply a lack of understanding of their rights. As a result, there are employees suffering from workplace injuries who never get the support and care that they need. Every California worker, regardless of the severity of the injury or his or her employment position, has the right to a full and fair recovery.
Many work accidents cause injuries that require medical treatment. Even a short emergency room visit can be quite costly, saddling a worker with exorbitant medical bills. Serious injuries may require surgery, hospital stays, extensive rehabilitation and, ultimately, time missed from work. If your medical needs stemmed from your job requirements or an on-the-job accident, you do not have to carry this burden alone.
Employers have the responsibility to inform their employees of the workers’ compensation claims process and their rights if injured at work. In some unfortunate cases, employers dispute or deny claims, but employees may seek recourse with the help of a lawyer. If you believe that your injuries quality you for benefits, you can have help for the entire claims process, starting from the initial application.
There is no reason to walk though the California workers’ compensation claims process alone. If you have suffered from workplace injuries, you deserve a full explanation of your rights and a full and fair recovery. Find out how you can begin to put your life back together after a work accident by scheduling a consultation with our experienced team.