Did you get injured on the job and are not sure what to do? Give us a call or send us an email and we will walk you through the entire process.
We can help you apply for Social Security Disability. Start your application today. An attorney will inform you of your rights and eligibility.
We can help you get the most from your Workers Compensation benefits. You are entitled to the highest compensation possible.
Los Angeles Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
If you’ve been injured on the job, your employer will ask you to provide medical records and other pertinent information to its workers’ compensation insurer in order to verify the extent and nature of your injuries. In some cases, your employer’s insurer may ask you to submit to a physical examination by one of its doctors. In some cases, the doctor working for your employer’s insurer may claim your injuries are due to a prior medical condition or are not as serious as initially indicated by your doctor. In the end, you may receive less money for your injuries and be asked to return to work before you are ready. At The Law Offices of Scott Warmuth, we work with medical experts, vocational trainers and physical therapists in documenting our client’s injuries. When an insurance doctor tries to play down the seriousness of your injuries or argues that you simply aggravated a prior condition, we challenge these assertions with expert testimony of our own.
If you’ve been injured on the job or may be facing long-term disability due to a serious work-related injury, contact workers’ compensation attorneys at The Law Offices of Scott Warmuth today.
On-The-Job Injuries And Workers’ Compensation
The Law Offices of Scott Warmuth represents people in workers’ compensation cases involving the following kinds of accidents and injuries:
- Head trauma
- Spinal cord injuries
- Repetitive stress disorder, carpal tunnel syndrome
- Back and neck injuries
- Herniated disk
- Crane accidents
- Construction accidents
- Explosions and fires
- Forklift accidents
- Collapsed scaffolding
Returning To Work — Understanding Your Rights
Injured workers have certain rights they may not always be aware of after they’ve been hospitalized or sent home to recover. Under the terms of the Family and Medical Leave Act, as well as the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), workers can take medical leave without the risk of losing their jobs. However if you don’t assert your rights, your employer may not honor them or inform you of them. In helping clients file for workers’ compensation, we also help them protect their jobs by requesting medical leave from their employer and asserting their rights should their employer try to fire them.
What Happens If My Injuries Result In Long-Term, Permanent Disability?
While workers’ compensation will pay medical bills and lost wages, it is not a benefit that is intended to pay for long-term, permanent disability. If your injuries result in permanent disability, our lawyers can help you prepare and file an application for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). However, in order to qualify for SSDI, you must be unable to perform any job — not just the one you were performing at the time of you became disabled. It’s also important to remember that most first-time SSDI applications are rejected. There is a four-stage appeal process, which, while frustrating initially, often results in a favorable outcome for people who cannot return to work.
Contact Our Los Angeles Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
If you’ve been injured while at work or are suffering from a work-related injury, contact Los Angeles, California, workers’ compensation attorneys today to schedule an appointment and learn how we can help you get the benefits you need while protecting your job.