Have you or a loved one been injured at work? Are you struggling to get the compensation you need for your injury-related expense?
At JML Law, our dedicated and skilled workers’ compensation attorneys are ready to get to work on your case today. We will investigate the circumstances surrounding your incident so we can secure the compensation you deserve. You should be able to count on coverage for any injury you receive at work. We will make sure you are treated fairly.
How Long Do I Have To File A Workers Comp Claim?
Generally, you have 30 days from the time an injury occurs to file a claim. However, there are some cumulative trauma and exposure injuries that do not have a “single” incident; rather, they happen over long periods of time. In these cases, you should report your injury as soon as you discover it or are diagnosed with an illness.
How Common Are Workplace Injuries?
Workplace injuries are a common occurrence in the US labor force. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, we know that there are around three million workplace injuries or illnesses reported each year. Many of those injuries are minor and do not require significant medical expenses, but many of them are severe and incapacitating.
Our Santa Ana workers’ compensation lawyers regularly handle the following injuries for clients:
- 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
In many cases, injured workers require significant medical intervention and long-term care. For those that are temporarily or permanently disabled, they should be able to count on workers compensation insurance.
Could I Be Denied Coverage?
Workers’ compensation insurance claims are considered “no-fault” in California, meaning it does not matter who was at fault – you should receive coverage. There are very few circumstances in which you could be denied coverage (gross negligence on your part, the injury did not happen at work, etc.).
By law, your employer cannot retaliate against you for making a workers’ comp claim. They cannot fire you, demote you, force you to perform duties not approved by your doctor, or cut your salary.
What Will Your Attorney Do To Secure Compensation?
If you or someone you love has been injured at work, you deserve to get compensation for your expenses. If your workers’ comp claim has been denied or you have not been offered enough money to cover your injury, you can contact JML Law today. Our knowledgeable and experienced team will get to work today on your claim. We will not rest until you have coverage for:
- Your medical expenses related to the incident
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of personal enjoyment damages
- Punitive damages against those responsible
If you need a Santa Ana workers’ compensation lawyer, 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.