Sustaining an injury at work is something that can happen to virtually anyone working in virtually any industry. If you’ve been injured at work in the Los Angeles area, be aware that you’re likely eligible to receive compensation for certain losses.
Discuss your case with a Los Angeles occupational on the job injury attorney for more information about your legal options. At Law Offices Of Kropach and Kropach, we’re prepared to offer the representation you deserve, optimizing your chances of securing fair compensation.
If you’ve sustained an occupational on the job injury in Los Angeles, you may be left with medical bills, lost wages, and other such economic losses. As long as you were injured while you were operating within the scope of your employment, you can seek compensation for these losses by filing a claim with your employer’s workers’ compensation carrier.
Nearly all California employers are legally required to purchase workers’ compensation insurance. It is almost certain this requirement applies to your employer.
In California, workers’ compensation covers:
Additionally, through workers’ compensation, death benefits are available to the surviving loved ones of someone who died as a result of a workplace accident or a condition they developed in the workplace.
Be aware that workers’ compensation generally only covers economic losses. It will not cover such non-economic losses as pain and suffering.
Workers’ compensation insurance carriers are businesses. Their goal is to avoid financial losses. You may come to learn this when you file a claim seeking workers’ compensation benefits.
It’s not uncommon for insurance companies to react to claims by initially seeking justification to deny them. For example, an insurer could suggest that your injuries were sustained when you were off-the-clock. They might even suggest you were injured because you were engaging in horseplay or were intoxicated at the time of your accident.
When it’s not possible for an insurer to justify denying a claim altogether, they might still offer a low settlement. While you’re focusing on your recovery, the last thing you need to do is add to your burdens by attempting to negotiate with the insurance company.
Hire a lawyer instead. At our Los Angeles occupational on the job injury law firm, we can assist you by:
At Law Offices Of Kropach and Kropach, we have substantial experience helping workers like yourself secure the compensation they’re owed. Learn more about how our Los Angeles occupational on the job injury attorneys can do the same for you by contacting us online or calling us at 818-609-7005 to arrange a free consultation.