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Our Firm Offers Knowledgeable Representation In California Workers’ Compensation Matters

As our name indicates, our attorneys at Employee Justice Legal Group PC are committed to fighting for the rights and well-being of employees. While our work is largely focused on discrimination claims and other employment law disputes, we also help injured workers claim the benefits they are entitled to under California law.

If you’ve been injured on the job and need to pursue workers’ compensation, contact our team of attorneys for dedicated representation and personalized attention.

What Does Workers’ Compensation Cover?

Workers’ compensation consists of insurance and medical benefits provided by the employer to supplement wages when an employee is injured during the course of employment. It is essentially wage replacement for injured employees, who are compensated about two-thirds of their regular weekly wages while they are unable to work. In such cases, you typically get:

  • Medical care coverage and reimbursement
  • Temporary/permanent disability benefits
  • Supplemental job displacement benefits.

Sadly, some workplace accidents prove to be fatal. If you’ve lost a loved one in a deadly workplace accident, we can help you understand your options for seeking workers’ compensation death benefits.

Examples Of Common Workplace Injuries

Whether you were injured in a one-time accident or injured by repetitive stress and strain, you are likely eligible for workers’ compensation. Some of the most common types of workplace injuries include:

  • Back Injury
  • Head injury
  • Spine injury
  • Arm or wrist injury
  • Elbow or shoulder injury
  • Knee injury
  • Loss of hearing or eyesight
  • Loss of a limb
  • Sickness caused by exposure to hazardous chemicals or toxins

Worker’s compensation benefits are offered without regard to fault. With few exceptions, it doesn’t matter whether you were at fault for the accident or whether it was caused by an employer or co-worker. There is no need to establish or contest negligence.

Let Us Guide You Through The Process And Protect Your Rights

You are not required to hire an attorney when seeking workers’ compensation benefits. However, the process can be complex and employers and insurers frequently contest claims. Many injured workers experience considerable frustration and/or lose out on benefits due to these obstacles.

When you work with Employee Justice Legal Group PC, we can guide you through the entire benefits process, from filing the initial claim to all levels of necessary appeal. If contacted early, we can help you avoid some of the most common mistakes workers make that jeopardize their claims.

Seeking Additional Compensation In A Third-Party Liability Claim

In California, workers are generally prohibited from suing their employers if the employer provides workers’ compensation insurance coverage. The purpose of the law is to make workers’ compensation benefits the “exclusive remedy” for workplace injuries. Unfortunately, this can be limiting because while workers’ compensation does cover things like partial wage replacement and medical care, it does not provide compensation for other damages like pain and suffering.

Depending on the details of your case, however, you may have additional legal options. If your workplace injuries were caused by the negligence of someone other than your employer or a coworker of the same employer, our firm could help you pursue a separate legal claim for third-party liability, which is a form of personal injury lawsuit. Common examples of liable third parties include:

  • A subcontractor working for another employer at the same construction site
  • The manufacturer of a dangerous and defective product that you use at work
  • Another driver who causes a car accident (if you are a commercial driver)

To fully understand all available legal options, it is important to discuss your case with an experienced personal injury lawyer.

Free Consultations Available – Reach Out Today

To learn more about how our firm can help with your workers’ compensation claim or appeal, call us in Los Angeles at 213-669-4771 or contact us online.