Woodland Hills Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Helping You Seek Workers’ Comp Benefits or Appeal a Decision
If you are injured while on the clock, you may be entitled to file a workers’ compensation claim. Taking action can help you get the financial support you need while you are out of work recovering from your injury. Although you might think that obtaining benefits will be a smooth process, you might encounter various setbacks. Your employer’s insurance company, looking to protect its bottom line, may push back against your claim and offer a low amount or deny compensation altogether. Receiving little to no financial support can create a hardship for you and your family. You need a lawyer on your side to assist through all stages of the process and protect your rights and best interests.
At Leigh Law Firm, our Woodland Hills workers’ compensation attorney is ready to pursue just compensation on your behalf. A trusted advocate, skilled negotiator, and experienced litigator, our lawyer can stand up for you when you initially apply for benefits or if you are appealing a denial of your claim. Having represented workers’ compensation insurance companies in the past, we bring a wealth of insight to your case.
Schedule a free consultation with our workers’ compensation lawyer in Woodland Hills by calling us at (310) 626-4449 or contacting us online today.
Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim in California
California law requires companies with at least one employee to carry workers’ compensation insurance. The insurance serves to financially protect those injured during the course of their jobs by providing benefits for a certain period.
Employees suffering an on-the-job injury or illness must file a workers’ compensation claim as soon as possible, but no more than 30 days after being injured. Missing the deadline can be cause for disqualification for benefits.
After an employee files a claim, their employer’s insurance company will review it to determine whether the injured party is entitled to receive compensation. Although some claims are accepted without problem, others are denied. Denial reasons range from not filing the necessary paperwork on time or having incomplete information to pursuing compensation for an injury that did not occur at work.
The claims process may seem straightforward, but it can be tedious. Our workers’ compensation attorney in Woodland Hills can assist with each step, helping you understand what information needs to be included and preparing and submitting documents timely and to the correct place.
Additionally, if your claim has been denied, we can review the response and identify the insurance company’s grounds for denial. From there, we can determine a course of action to appeal the decision and seek the benefits you deserve.
Types of Accidents Giving Rise to a Workers’ Compensation Claim
Workers’ compensation benefits cover injuries sustained while an employee was on the clock. The injuries may be those resulting from a one-time accident or from repetitive movements done over a period of time. A workplace accident can happen in any profession, whether the injured employee works at a construction site or office.
Some common accidents that may lead to workers’ compensation claims include:
- Slips and falls: An employee can be injured if they lose their footing on slippery, uneven, or poorly maintained floors or stairways.
- Falling objects: Items not secured in shelves or cabinets can topple onto the head, foot, or other body parts.
- Cumulative trauma: Some positions require employees to do the same movements continuously. Over time, the employee may develop a repetitive stress injury, such as carpal tunnel.
- Crashes: Motor vehicle accidents on the job can injure the person operating the vehicle or another employee struck by the vehicle.
- Toxic substance exposure: Employees who work around chemicals or in a poorly maintained building can be exposed to hazardous substances that cause various types of illnesses.
Provided that horseplay or alcohol/drugs were not a factor in causing the accident, if an injury or illness is work-related, you could pursue workers’ comp benefits. Allow Leigh Law Firm to help.
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The process for obtaining workers’ compensation or challenging a denial is complex. Trying to handle your case alone can be frustrating. We can take care of the nuances of your matter and answer your questions and concerns along the way.
To speak with our Woodland Hills workers’ comp lawyer, please contact us at (310) 626-4449.
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