When you get hurt at work and report it to your boss, you should never have to worry about your claims being delayed or denied. However, we know that people have problems with their claims all the time. When you need a workers’ compensation lawyer, you can count on the dedicated and skilled team at JML Law to have your back. We believe that every worker has the right to be treated fairly, so let us work to secure the compensation you deserve.
How long do I have to file my work injury claim?
Deadlines are important when it comes to work injuries. In most cases, you have 30 days from the date an injury occurs to file a claim. However, we do not recommend waiting that long. File an injury claim as soon as it occurs. If your injury is a cumulative trauma injury or a repetitive stress injury, file a claim as soon as you become aware of the injury or illness.
How common are workplace injuries?
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says that there are around three million workplace injuries or illnesses each year in the US. Work injuries are going to happen, and our Garden Grove workers’ compensation lawyers are ready to help.
What are the most common work injuries?
Some work injuries and illnesses are minor and do not even lead to missed workdays. However, many injuries are severe and lead to significant disruptions, medical costs, and lost income. Some of the most common injuries we deal with include:
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries/Head Injuries
- Broken or Dislocated Bones
- Severe lacerations or amputations
- Hearing and Vision Loss
- Respiratory Problems or other chronic illnesses
- Repetitive stress injuries
Some of these injuries have an immediately known cause, while others happen over time. Proving these injuries occurred due to the workplace is vital to receiving compensation.
What happens if I am denied coverage for a work injury?
Workers’ compensation claims in California are considered “no-fault.” This means that it does not matter whether you or your employer were at fault for the injury, you should receive workers’ compensation coverage. However, there are reasons a claim could be denied (you were impaired or playing around when the incident occurred or the injury did not happen at work).
We are ready to get to work on your claim
When you are an employee in California, you have rights. One of those rights ensures that you have workers’ compensation coverage for injuries that happen during the course of your work duties. If you or a loved one have been injured at work but are struggling to get the compensation you deserve, JML Law is ready to help. We want to ensure you receive:
- Coverage for your medical expenses related to the injury
- Lost wages and benefits if you are unable to work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of personal enjoyment damages
- Disability benefits if necessary
When you need a Garden Grove workers’ compensation attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 818-610-8800 for a free consultation today.
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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.