Los Angeles Workers' Comp Claim Attorneys
Have you been injured on the job or because of exposure at work? At Accident Lawyers, we help clients throughout the Los Angeles area with their workers' compensation claims, and we offer a free consultation to discuss your case and your legal options. If you would like more information about your rights as an injured worker and how a
lawyer can help you, please do not hesitate to call us or contact us online. You will find a wealth of information on this site that is related to workers' compensation claims:
Workers' Comp – Accidents
Accidents at work may occur whether you work at a power plant or spend your time in front of a computer in an office. We handle all types of work-related accident claims, including those involving slip and fall accidents, on-the-job auto accidents, construction accidents, electrocution, fires, explosions and more. Click here to learn more about work accidents.
Workers' Comp – Exposure
Exposure to toxic substances or to hazardous conditions in the workplace may provide an injured or ill worker grounds for a workers' compensation claim. An attorney at our Los Angeles firm can handle cases of this kind that involve asbestos, benzene, lead and mold exposure as well as exposure to loud noises, light, heat or radiation. Click here to learn more about workplace exposure.
Types of Benefits Available
An injured worker may be entitled to receive benefits for medical expenses, lost earnings and vocational rehabilitation if unable to work in the same field. Our goal is to seek maximum benefits for each of our clients. Read more about workers' compensation benefits.
When an employer retaliates against an employee for being injured on the job or for filing a workers' compensation claim, that worker may have the right to sue. Employer retaliation, such as demotion or termination, is illegal and should be stopped. Click here to read more about employer retaliation.
To learn more, feel free to browse through this site or call our office to talk to an attorney about your particular case and concerns.
About Workers' Comp for Los Angeles Employees
California employers are required by law to pay workers' compensation benefits when their employees are injured at work or become ill due to their work environment. Workers' comp typically covers six different types of benefits:
- Medical care
- Temporary disability benefits
- Permanent disability benefits
- Supplemental job displacement benefits
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Death benefits
There are two sides to workers' compensation, protecting both employees and employers. On the one hand, employees have the right to expect prompt and effective medical treatment when injured on the job, no matter who was at fault. In return, employees are prevented from suing employers for injuries acquired at work.
Workers' Compensation Disputes
The majority of workers' compensation claims throughout Los Angeles and the surrounding areas are handled without any problems. However, it may occur that a dispute arises between the claims administrator and the employee regarding the amount of benefits that should be provided as well as whether an injury occurred on the job or was related to the employee's job.
Should a dispute arise regarding workers' compensation claims in Los Angeles, the dispute may be resolved by the California Division of Workers' Compensation or by going before a judge at one of the division's 24 offices throughout the state.
Questions about workers' compensation and your rights? Contact a Los Angeles workers' comp attorney
at our offices today.