5 Things To Know About Workers Compensation

Law Offices Of Kropach & Kropach

Every day we get up and go to work. Some get up more than once because they have multiple jobs. People get up for work because they want to feed their families. People get up for work because they want to make sure that their children have a better life than they had growing up. Some get up for work because they have their eye on a new car or planned vacation. Whatever reason you get up in the morning for work, we can all agree that either our life or the life of our dependents rely on us getting up and going. So what happens if you get injured at work? Workers Compensation is insurance created to protect workers from workplace injury and illness. However, any time the word “insurance” is in a sentence you know it is never easy.

Our Los Angeles workers comp attorneys at Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach are here to help you sort through the confusion of workers compensation insurance. Over the 40 years we have been in business, here are 5 basic workers compensation tips to remember if you or someone you love gets injured on the job:

  1. Many people don’t know that if you are injured at work then you can file a workers compensation claim. Injury can happen because of slip and falls, falling objects, crushed between objects, or inhaling toxic fumes. In a no-fault state meaning that when you file you do not have to prove negligence for a workers compensation claim.
  2. If you do file and the claim is accepted, you can expect to be covered for lost wages, medical bills, eligibility for short-term or long-term disability, and travel associated with the medical bills. Even if your claim is denied there are ways to appeal in order to get your claim accepted, but it takes skilled representation to do that for you.
  3. Workers compensation claims replace the ability for employees to sue their workplace. You can sue the workplace if you believe the employer was reckless or intentional toward your injury.
  4. In California, it is mandatory for all businesses to have workers compensation insurance. However, there are some caveats to the rules, but your employer should always give you options if you are injured on the job.
  5. Having an attorney by your side increases your chances of approval and with our legal counsel, we can ensure that every step you take will be of benefit to your case.

The only thing you have to do is go to the doctors and follow their lead. Unfortunately, insurance companies are not willing to provide all that they can because they are a business looking out for their bottom line. If you or someone you love was injured at work then you deserve to get the compensation that you deserve. Call 818-609-7005 or click here to start a conversation with our workers compensation lawyers at the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach in Los Angeles today.

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