If you or a loved one get hurt at work, you should not have to worry about whether or not you will get compensation. Unfortunately, we know that there are times when workers’ compensation claims are delayed or denied. If you need a Riverside workers’ compensation lawyer, you can count on us to be by your side. The qualified and skilled team at JML Law will investigate all aspects of your case so we can secure the compensation you deserve.
Nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses are common in the United States. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says that there were approximately 2.8 million injury claims made during the latest reporting year.
California is a leader when it comes to worker protection. Nearly all employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. Failing to do so can result in criminal penalties, including jail time and fines.
It is important to seek medical assistance and report an injury as soon as you are aware it has happened. In most cases, you have 30 days from the time an injury occurs to report it. However, this 30-day period may be adjusted depending on the type of injury (repetitive stress injuries and exposure injuries generally occur over time but should be reported within 30 days of their discovery).
Workers’ compensation claims in California are considered “no-fault.” This means that injured workers should receive compensation for their injuries regardless of who caused the injury. However, there are exceptions to this. A person may be denied coverage if:
Your employer is prohibited by law from retaliating against you for making a legitimate workers’ compensation claim. This includes:
If your employer has retaliated against you, please seek help from a Riverside workers’ compensation attorney.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a workplace incident but are struggling to get the compensation you need, please seek legal assistance now. At JML Law, we are ready to get to work investigating your case and advocating on your behalf. Our goal is to secure compensation for all of your injury-related expenses, including:
Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident,