Injured Workers' Rights
San Diego Workplace Injury Attorney
In California, injured workers have certain rights in regard to the medical treatment they receive and benefits they may be entitled to.
Workers' compensation law dictates that all employers in California must provide
workers' compensation benefits to their employees in the event of work-related injuries. This covers injuries from
accidents at the workplace, injuries sustained due to repetitive motion or the duties of one's job, and
exposure to toxic substances or hazardous situations at work.
By law, an injured worker has the right to:
- Prompt and effective medical treatment, and
- Workers' compensation benefits, regardless of who was at fault in causing the accident or the worker's injuries.
types of benefits an injured worker is entitled to may vary depending on the exact incident and type of injury sustained. An injured worker may have the right to medical benefits, disability benefits and job displacement benefits. The family of an injured worker who loses his or her life may have the right to death benefits.
Protecting the Rights of Injured Workers
Pacific Attorney Group is dedicated to protecting the rights of injured workers throughout San Diego and the surrounding areas in Southern California. In California, any injured worker has the right to file a workers' compensation claim in order to seek the benefits he or she deserves. If you would like to make sure that your rights are asserted and protected throughout the process of filing your claim and negotiating a fair settlement, a San Diego workplace injury attorney at our law firm may be able to help. Your initial case review is free and confidential, and you pay no legal fees unless we are successful in recovering compensation on your behalf.
To schedule your consultation, contact a
San Diego work injury lawyer
at our firm today.