Suffering a serious injury on the job can be life changing for many workers and their families. In Los Angeles County and the state of California, most employers are required to have workers’ compensation insurance, which provides benefits to injured workers in the event of an accident. If you are a worker who has been injured or sickened by hazardous materials on the job, you may be able to receive these workers’ compensation benefits from your employer.
As an employee, you have certain legal rights if you get injured or if you become ill in the process of doing your job. Here are a few things you should know about workplace accidents/illnesses and your rights:
If you have suffered an injury on the job, it is crucial that you report your injury as soon as possible to request and receive workers’ compensation benefits. To do so, you need to get medical treatment promptly. Report your injury or illness as soon as the accident occurs or as soon as you begin to experience symptoms.
Once you have notified your employer, they must provide you with a workers’ comp claim form within one working day. Then, submit your completed form to the insurance company. It is best to fill out this form with the help of an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer. Failure to properly fill out claim forms is one of the leading causes of claim denials. The insurance company should send you a status report within two weeks.
If you have been injured on the job, you may be able to receive the following benefits by filing a workers’ compensation claim:
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury on the job or if you have lost a loved one in a workplace accident, please contact the experienced Los Angeles County workers’ compensation attorneys at the ODG Law Group. We will help guide you through what can be a complex process so you can recover from your injuries in peace and receive the compensation you rightfully deserve.
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