Were you recently injured at work and aren’t sure what to do next? Or, do you work a job that maybe has a bit more threats than others and want to be sure that you know your rights should you ever be injured? Our work injury attorneys represent our clients aggressively so that they have the best possible chance to receive all of the compensation that they deserve. However, on top of that, we also provide education, too.
The truth is that many employees, even the best, most informed and conscientious ones, aren’t always knowledgeable about the rights they have as workers. The more you know about workers compensation law, the better a position you’ll be in to make decisions about your particular case.
Work Injury Attorneys: Your Rights
First off, you have the right to file for workers’ compensation. That’s true for any injury sustained at work. In fact, it’s true for any injury that you sustained that’s a result of your job. So, even if you were off-site, as long as you were doing something for your job (making a delivery/pickup/etc.) then you can be entitled to workers’ compensation.
Moreover, your boss//your job can’t hold filing for workers’ compensation against you. That means they can’t retaliate against you for doing so, they can’t hold it against you. Moreover, they can’t even harass you for it, either. If you have any inkling that you’ve been harmed in any way for filing a workers’ compensation claim, then you should contact us immediately. We can help you to receive even more compensation should that be true.
If your workers’ compensation claim is denied, you also have a right to appeal that decision. Fewer people know that than you might think. Indeed, so many of our clients have come to us after their initial claims were denied. Then, we were able to help them to make their best case so they could receive the compensation they deserved.
Rights in Terms of Treatment
In the event that you’re harmed at work, you also have the right to be able to seek medical treatment, too. Should your claim go through, you can also have the cost covered by others, so that you don’t have to pay for it. Indeed, that’s so much of what workers’ compensation is about: making it so that you don’t have to pay for injuries you received while at work. That’s exactly the kind of thing that we can help you with.
Once you’ve been cleared by your doctor, once they say that you’re OK, you’re recovered and able, you have the right to return to your job. In the event that your employer doesn’t let you do that, then, again, just as if they had harassed/caused you harm for filing for worker’s compensation, it’s in your best interests to reach out to an attorney pronto.
Now, in the event that you’re unable to return to your job, whether for a period of time or permanently, then you have the right to pursue disability compensation, too. This could include money that you lost for being unable to work, continued medical costs going forward, and more.
Benefits You Could Receive
For many years, we’ve helped folks who have gone through some of the worst injuries to receive the compensation that they deserve. That said, it’s not like you have to have suffered a terrible injury to receive workers’ compensation. Indeed, if you were hurt at work, in any way, it’s worth it to receive medical care.
Why? For many reasons, not the least of which is that a minor injury may worsen over time. Thus, by having a medical professional look at it you could, hopefully, head off potential worsening.
For a free consultation with our experienced work injury attorney, you can reach us through our site or by calling (818) 975-3080.