Arcadia Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Getting hurt on the job can be devastating. For many workers, their job is highly physical and requires them to be at full function to make an income. After an on-the-job injury, these workers may never be able to return to the jobs they once did. These workers will thus lose income while they recuperate from their immediate injury and also be forced to find a substitute line of work that will allow them to provide for themselves and their families going forward. Dealing with the aftermath of an on-the-job injury—filing workers’ compensation claims and negotiating with adjusters, watching medical bills pile up, all while trying to heal from the injury itself—can be an extremely stressful time for workplace accident victims.
Compassionate help getting the workers’ compensation benefits you’re owed
Injured workers who are overwhelmed by these stressors often find it helpful to turn to a seasoned California workers’ compensation attorney for help. The Arcadia workers’ compensation attorneys at the Law Offices of Dulio R. Chavez, II have decades of experience in representing workers who suffered devastating injuries on the job. Our vast experience in the field means that we understand how daunting the workers’ compensation system can be, and we know how to help you get the results you deserve. Contact our Monrovia workers’ compensation lawyers for a free consultation.
What are some common challenges that arise during a workers’ compensation case?
Some workers’ compensation claims are simple. Some workplace injury victims are able to file a claim with their employers and receive the compensation they need without a fight, eventually returning to the job they did before they were hurt. Sadly, many workers don’t have it this easy after they get hurt at work. Some common challenges that arise in a workers’ compensation claim include:
- The settlement offer you receive doesn’t cover your costs: You may be offered a lump settlement of your claims by the workers’ compensation insurer handling your claim. In many cases, these insurers will offer as little as possible on the assumption that an injured worker wants money fast and doesn’t know what their claim is truly worth. An experienced workers’ compensation attorney will assess your claim to determine its value and negotiate on your behalf with employers and insurers to help you get it.
- Your claim gets denied or delayed: The workers’ compensation system was designed to offer fast coverage of an injured worker’s medical expenses so that workers don’t have to find the cash to pay bills they incurred because of a workplace injury. But sometimes this coverage doesn’t come as fast as it should. Many insurers and employers will deny even legitimate claims on the assumption that many workers will give up on their claim rather than appeal a denial. A lawyer who understands the appeals process will help you get your valid claim approved as fast as possible.
- Your injury was the result of someone else’s negligence, other than your employer: Sometimes, the cause of a worker’s injuries might not be their employer, but instead a third-party contractor or negligent manufacturer of work equipment. In these cases, workers may benefit by filing a lawsuit against the negligent person or company, rather than simply filing a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. An attorney who is experienced in both workers’ compensation and general negligence personal injury can help you decide if you have a civil claim for negligence based on the facts of your case.
Help with Workers’ Compensation Claims in Pasadena and Southern California
For seasoned, dedicated, and effective help with a workers’ compensation case in Southern California, contact the Arcadia Law Offices of Dulio R. Chavez II for a free consultation at 626, 357-3303.