When an accident happens at work, people often mistakenly assume that they have no legal options because their injuries may seem relatively minor. In reality, workers’ compensation benefits are designed for any worker who has been injured on the job, even if that injury is not considered to be serious. Even minor injuries can cause lingering pain and necessitate expensive medical treatment.
If you have been told that your injury does not make you eligible for benefits or your employer is attempting to delay your claim, you have options. One of the first steps toward protecting your rights and obtaining the benefits you need is contacting a lawyer who is experienced in California workers’ compensation law. We know how difficult a work injury can be and how quickly medical bills can add up. We take quick action to start the process on your behalf.
Workers’ compensation benefits are more commonly associated with injuries like broken bones, brain injuries or other types of serious trauma. Contrary to what you might think, it is not limited to these. Repetitive stress injuries, sprains or even an illness contracted as a result of work could be valid grounds for a benefits claim.
It is important to seek a complete evaluation with an experienced California workers’ compensation lawyer in order to understand what options are available if you are injured on the job. There is no need to face this process alone, but you can give yourself a better chance of success simply by having a lawyer walk you through the claims process. Get the help and information you need by scheduling an appointment with our office as soon as possible.