Work Injuries in California
Work injuries can happen in the blink of an eye. They can also develop slowly, over months or years. Injuries can be minor, requiring a short treatment plan without losing hours at work. They can also be catastrophic, requiring life-long medical care, permanently cutting a career short. One thing all work injuries have in common is the legal right to treat your injuries and receive compensation for missed work and future disability through workers’ compensation. A work injury lawyer can help you pursue a workers’ compensation claim successfully.
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About Work Injuries
Work injuries can take many forms. They can result from a fairly common occurrence, like a slip and fall or trying to lift something heavy. They can also be fairly unexpected, like a scaffolding collapse or a tool shattering. Work injuries can happen in the blink of an eye or after years of performing the same task. They can occur on construction sites, in office buildings, warehouses, schools, restaurants, on ships, or anywhere else you can think of. Injuries suffered can range from minor to severe, or worse.
All injuries suffered by employees during the course of a workday are eligible for workers’ compensation. It doesn’t matter how injury occurred, who was at fault for the injury, where the injury occurred, how serious the injury is, or how long you’ve worked for the company. Bottom line: if you are an employee, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
Some work injuries, however, may require additional burdens of proof to receive benefits.
They happen all the time. Workers’ compensation law provides benefits for injuries that occur from workplace accidents regardless of severity, fault, or cause.
Car accidents, truck accidents, and other vehicle collisions often result in injury. If you are performing a work function at the time of the crash, you are eligible for benefits.
Slow-developing injuries like carpal tunnel, tendinitis, or bursitis that occur from doing the same tasks over and over are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.
Work-induced stress events that prevent you from working may be compensable under certain circumstances.
Speak with a Workers’ Compensation Expert!
The Law Offices of Scott Warmuth helps injured workers receive medical treatment and financial compensation for their injuries by offering individualized, extensive legal services. If you or a loved one has suffered a work injury, we can help. Our dedicated legal team can answer any questions you may have about the complicated workers’ compensation claim process.
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