One of the basic rights that all California workers have is that they will be taken care of if they are injured on the job. Workers compensation laws are in place to protect those who are injured in the course of their duties. However, at JML Law, we know that there are times when injured workers struggle to get the compensation they deserve. Our Corona workers’ compensation lawyers are ready to step in and help you get the coverage you deserve.
Understanding that work injuries are common
Because work injuries happen, we are glad that California has provided workers with the laws necessary to ensure they are covered. Nearly all employers in the state must have workers’ compensation insurance or face serious legal penalties.
- The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says that there were around 2.8 workplace injuries or illnesses in the latest reporting year in the US.
How does the workers’ compensation process work?
When you are injured or become ill due to conditions in the workplace, you need to seek medical treatment immediately and report the injury to your supervisor. While you technically have 30 days from the date an injury occurs to file, you want to make your report sooner than that.
We understand that not all injuries necessarily have an exact date they occurred. For things like cumulative stress injuries, hearing and vision loss, cancers, and other chronic illnesses, you need to make the report as soon as you are diagnosed.
What are the most common workplace injuries and illnesses?
We know that no two injuries are the same, but our Corona workers’ compensation attorneys common handle the following:
- Spinal cord injuries/back injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries/Head Injuries
- Broken or Dislocated Bones
- Severe lacerations or amputations
We also regularly handle injuries that occur over time in the workplace. These include:
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Hearing and Vision Loss
- Respiratory Problems or other chronic illnesses
In many cases, the cause of these injuries is immediately apparent, and claims are accepted with no issues. However, some injuries are harder to pinpoint on the workplace, and injured workers could face obstacles when trying to get compensation.
How will an attorney help this case?
If you or a loved one has been injured in a workplace incident but are struggling to get the coverage you deserve through workers’ comp, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At JML Law, we want to help you get through this. Our qualified and experienced team is ready to investigate your entire case so we can secure the compensation you need. This can include:
- Coverage of all medical bills related to the incident
- Your rightful compensation if you cannot work
- Loss of future earnings and earning potential
If your employer was grossly negligent or your injuries were the result of a negligent third-party, we will seek pain and suffering damages as well as punitive damages. When you need a Corona workers’ compensation attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 818-610-8800 for a free consultation today.
Get Your Questions Answered. Contact Our Lawyers.
Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident, give us a call at 818-610-8800 or send us an email to schedule a free initial consultation. There is no risk to meet with us. We get paid only if we win your claim.