Legal Help for Workplace Injuries
Workers’ Compensation Coverage
If you were injured while at work, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Worker’s compensation streamlines the process of receiving compensation for your injury at a workplace. It is a no-fault insurance program. Workers’ compensation eliminates the requirement of proving fault in order receive medical treatment for your injury and compensation for your lost income while you are recovering.
Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim
Worker’s compensation generally covers the full extent of injuries, but the claims process is usually difficult. Some claims may be wrongfully delayed or denied, making it difficult to receive treatment and compensation. Koohanim Law Firm can help file a workers’ compensation claim to provide you the benefits to which you are entitled.
Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury
It may be possible to have both a workers’ compensation claim and a personal injury claim even though workers’ compensation laws generally release the employer of liability from personal injury claims. The following are examples of cases where you may have both a personal injury claim and a workers’ compensation claim:
- If you are injured by a defective product at work that is not manufactured by the employer.
- If you are involved in a car or truck accident caused by a person not associated with the employer.
- If your claim involves an intentional act by an employer or a fellow employee, such as assault.
- If you are injured at work, but your employer does not carry workers’ compensation insurance pursuant to California Labor Code Section 37001.
Experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
If you are injured at work, you should discuss your injury with an experienced attorney who can evaluate your claim and fully inform you of your rights. At Koohanim Law Firm, our attorneys can help you throughout the workers’ compensation claims process. Contact us for your case evaluation.