Workplace accidents can happen for many reasons. California workers should take steps to protect their rights, no matter the cause of the accident and the extent of their injuries. With experienced legal help and a full explanation of their rights and options, workers may find it easier to obtain the recovery that they deserve after suffering an on-the-job injury.
Workplace injuries may be caused by a fall, trauma or other sudden event, but many other work injuries happen over time. Repetitive strain injuries develop over time, but can ultimately compromise a person’s ability to do his or her job. These are also grounds for workers’ compensation benefits, as are any pre-existing injuries and conditions that are exacerbated by work requirements.
Many workers fail to consider the overall financial impact of a workplace injury. Even if the injury itself is minor, medical bills and treatment costs can be quite expensive. When added to the cost of missed work, it can be a serious financial blow to a California family. All injuries should be reported as soon as possible, and workers should follow the appropriate steps according to workers’ compensation protocol.
Unfortunately, workers’ compensation benefits are not always easy to obtain. The process can be quite complex, even for a person with a valid on-the-job injury. By seeking help from a qualified attorney, every step from the initial application to any necessary appeal can be done correctly and efficiently. If you have been hurt, get a complete explanation of your rights by seeking a complete case evaluation as soon as possible.