When California workers suffer an injury or become ill on the job, they may feel overwhelmed and confused regarding their rights and the workers’ compensation process. Many workers aren’t aware that they could have a rightful claim to benefits if injured while working, even if the circumstances of the workplace accident are unclear or complex. Unfortunately, incorrect assumptions about the law often results in missed benefits for deserving claimants.
Claims related to construction accidents can be particularly complex because there may be third parties involved. When there is a question of liability, it is important to seek the help of an experienced lawyer quickly in order to understand what options are available. No matter the field of employment, a person should always be provided the ability and opportunity to seek a full recovery from a workplace injury.
In some cases, workers’ compensation claims could be denied or even delayed by employers. In other cases, the insurance company may try to deny a claim for benefits. Regardless, claimants have the right to pursue an appeal from an adverse ruling. A California workers’ compensation attorney can help workers protect their rights while pursuing claims for the benefits they need and deserve.
We know that the weeks and months following a workplace accident can be difficult. Even if you are unsure if you have a valid workers’ compensation claim, you have the right to know your options and get a full explanation of your rights if you were injured while working. Please feel free to contact us for an appointment for a complete case evaluation.