San Diego Workers' Compensation Attorney
Injured at Work? Get Legal Help with Your Workers' Comp Claim
Were you recently injured in a workplace accident or as the result of
toxic exposure at work? The team of skilled lawyers at
Pacific Attorney Group may be able to help. With over 35 years of collective legal experience and a thorough dedication to providing the aggressive, personalized representation our clients deserve, our law firm may be able to assist you in recovering the full benefits to which you are entitled under California
workers' compensation law.
Types of Benefits Available
An injured worker may be entitled to benefits for injuries that occur at work or are related to the performance of his or her job. He or she may be entitled to benefits for medical expenses, lost wages and possibly supplemental job displacement benefits if unable to work in the same field. The family of a worker who has lost his or her life due to a work-related injury may be entitled to receive death benefits for funeral expenses and the lost income of their loved one. An injured worker has the right to workers' comp benefits regardless of who may have been at fault for causing their injuries. This is one key advantage of workers' compensation coverage in Orange County – benefits are available without the injured worker having to prove that someone else was at fault. Click here to read more about workers' compensation benefits.
Pacific Attorney Group represents injured workers throughout San Diego and the surrounding areas in Southern California, always focusing on top value settlements that help our clients rebuild and recover. To schedule a free workers' compensation consultation
, call us at 800-670-8142 or contact our firm online.
About Work Injuries & Workers' Compensation
When a California worker is injured at work or as a result of a work-related activity, he or she is entitled to workers' compensation benefits. Workers' compensation is actually the nation's oldest social insurance program, adopted in California and most states in the 1920s. All employers throughout the state are required, by law, to provide for workers' compensation, most often by way of insurance companies specially authorized to handle workers' compensation benefits.
Almost any San Diego worker may be at risk of injury at some point or another. Even in industries typically not considered to be dangerous for workers, an employee may be injured in accident, as the result of exposure at work, or performing a repetitive motion. Some of the potential grounds for workers' compensation claims may include:
- Slip and fall accidents, falls from heights, or injuries from falling objects
- Auto accidents, when work-related
- Injuries from defective tools, equipment malfunction or industrial equipment
- Attacks or assaults while at work
- Mesothelioma from asbestos exposure
- Cancer or other illness from exposure to radiation or toxic substances
- Hearing loss or eyesight loss from exposure to loud noises or light, respectively
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Back injuries from heavy lifting
The list of potential work-related injuries is virtually endless. To receive workers' compensation benefits, the employee need only prove that his or her injuries occurred at work or as the result of his or her duties. This is a no-fault system, meaning that the injured worker does not have to prove that another party was responsible for causing his or her injuries.
Working with a San Diego Workers' Comp Lawyer
Making the decision to involve a workers' comp lawyer may be essential to the outcome of your claim. The right lawyer can work to ensure your
rights as an injured worker are not violated at any time in the filing of your claim or in the negotiation of a just settlement. An employer or insurance company may actively try to deny or delay payment of claims, or the validity of a claim may be brought into question if it is not easily established that an injury was actually work-related. In any situation that may arise, an attorney experienced with San Diego workers' compensation claims can work to ensure you are not taken advantage of and that your rights are fully exercised under California law.
Any workers' comp claim will be subject to review to confirm its validity. It is entirely possible that a claim may be denied, and in this situation it will be crucial to have a lawyer at your side to handle filing an
appeal on your behalf.
Get a free case evaluation from a professional dedicated to helping you recover and move on following a workplace accident or injury. Contact a San Diego workers' compensation attorney
at Pacific Attorney Group today.