Arcadia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Located thirteen miles from Downtown Los Angeles, Arcadia is a small city with a population of 58,207 people. Arcadia has a workforce of 26,343 people. Every single worker in Arcadia deserves to work in a safe environment in which they are protected from injuries. Unfortunately, even in the safest environments, a worker still could suffer an injury. When you suffer a workplace injury, it can be painful and scary. Especially if you do not know whether you will receive compensation for your pain and losses. California law requires all employers to provide their workers with workers’ compensation insurance. This protects workers from being taken advantage of after suffering an injury.
When negotiating with insurance companies, sometimes things can get complicated. The insurance company may not want to pay you everything you legally deserve. If you encounter a problem with your workers’ compensation claim, you should contact the experienced Arcadia workers’ compensation lawyers at KCNS Law Group. We have a team of dedicated workers’ compensation lawyers with over forty years of experience combined. We want to help you pursue your claim and recover compensation for your work-related injury.
How Does Workers’ Compensation Work in California?
California workers’ compensation law is a no-fault system for injuries. This is true even if the injuries are specific injuries, a disease, or a disabling condition. California employers are required to pay for workers’ compensation insurance to cover every single employee. Under the law, California requires the following coverage:
- Medical benefits
- Temporary disability benefits
- Permanent disability benefits
- Supplemental job displacement benefits
- Return-to-work supplement
- Death benefits
When you file your workers’ compensation claim, you are not required to hire an attorney to represent you; however, your employer and the insurance company will have representation. This representation may be a competent attorney and experienced claim adjuster. It is not uncommon for insurance companies to try and offer less than what you deserve. To make sure you receive the total amount of compensation you deserve, hire an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer to represent you. KCNS Law Group attorneys will represent your best interests in negotiations. By hiring our talented workers’ compensation lawyers, you can ensure that you are not at a disadvantage when discussing settlement offers.
The Two Types of Workers’ Compensation Settlements in California
There are two types of settlements in California that determine the conclusion of workers’ compensation claims. The types of settlements are as follows:
Stipulated Findings and Award
When the injured worker and the insurance company agree on the extent of disability and benefits, the result is biweekly payments to cover the worker’s benefits (unless there is a financial need for the benefits to be paid upfront). The insurance company continues to pay for future medical treatment. If the worker’s injury worsens, then they may reopen the case as long as it is within five years of the original case.
Compromise and Release
In this settlement, the injured worker receives a lump sum upfront that closes the case. Agreeing to a compromise and release settlement means that no future medical care will be covered, even if the injury worsens.
Both of these settlements need to be approved by a California workers’ compensation judge. There is usually an informal hearing before the judge to present the case. Your employer and the insurance company will have legal representation at the hearing. To protect yourself and your benefits, you should hire your own representation. At KCNS Law Group, we know the tactics that insurance companies use. We work hard to ensure successful claims for our clients.
How an Arcadia Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Can Help
As an employee in California, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits if you suffer a work-related injury or illness. Insurance companies can sometimes deny workers’ compensation claims or offer you too little to cover your damages. Filing a workers’ compensation claim can be more complex than one might expect.
Hiring a dedicated workers’ compensation lawyer gives you a better chance at obtaining the benefits you deserve. KCNS Law Group attorneys know how to communicate with workers’ compensation insurers on your behalf. When you work with us, we can help with the following:
- Gathering evidence to support your claim
- Negotiating settlement agreements
- Representing you in a workers’ compensation hearing
- Advising you on third-party claims and other potential benefits
Our legal team at KCNS Law Group has detailed knowledge and experience in the area of workers’ compensation. We thoroughly understand how insurance companies operate when denying claims or offering low settlements. At KCNS Law Group, we use our knowledge to create robust counterstrategies. Our attorneys have handled complex litigation on expensive claims, and we may be able to help you recover the maximum benefits.
Contact the Skilled Arcadia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at KCNS Law Group Today
KCNS Law Group has decades of experience in every type of workers’ compensation case. We pride ourselves on our personalized care for our clients. At KCNS Law Group, we do not settle for low offers when we know our clients deserve more. We know the accurate value of each claim, and we are ready to go to trial, if necessary.
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