La Habra Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Construction workers are at incredible risk of severe injury because of the nature of their work environment and the equipment and tools they handle on a daily basis. From heavy machinery to toxic chemicals, construction workers are constantly exposed to risks that may significantly impact their health and quality of life. California law takes into account the substantial risks construction workers face and legally requires all license contractors to purchase workers’ compensation insurance. Under workers’ comp insurance, employees can file for benefits to cover any cost associated with their workplace injury, and employers are protected from being sued because California is a no-fault state.
However, filing for benefits and receiving those benefits are two separate things. While employers and insurance companies should prioritize the health and recovery of the injured worker, their interests lie with their own benefit, not the employees. Filing and receiving workers’ comp benefits can be a complicated process that often results in denied claims or minimized benefits that benefits insurance adjusters. Protect your right to fair compensation by working with a skilled La Habra workers’ compensation lawyer. At KCNS Law Group, we know what it takes to build a strong claim and get our clients the benefits they deserve.
Common Injuries Construction Workers Suffer
By their very nature, construction sites are dangerous without the proper precautions and safety measures. Unfortunately, even with every safety measure in place, accidents can still happen and they can have dire consequences. Common injuries that construction workers suffer include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Chemical burns
- Deep lacerations (cuts)
- Crush injuries and internal organ damage
- Broken bones
- Back and neck injuries
- Exposure to toxic substances
- Spinal cord injuries
It can sometimes be challenging to know the extent of an injury when an accident first occurs, so reporting all injuries to management or the responsible department is essential. If the injury heals on its own and doesn’t worsen over time, there’s no harm, no foul. However, if the injury does worsen over time, that initial report will help eliminate any potential problems. Under the law, if you are injured on a construction site while on duty, your employer is required to provide you with medical help. Those first reports, the one to your employer and from medical service, play vital roles in the success of your workers’ comp claim.
How Can a La Habra Workers’ Comp Attorney Help?
While workers’ comp is meant to benefit injured workers, your employer’s insurance company may not treat you as fairly as you’d expect. Many injured workers encounter roadblocks that deny their claim or face requests for excessive amounts of proof or delayed payments. Your employer may also make it difficult for you to obtain fair compensation by failing to submit your claim on time or refusing to corroborate your story. There are many instances where your employer or insurance will try to limit their payout regardless of how it affects you and your livelihood. When you hire a trusted workers’ comp lawyer, you can guarantee that there’s someone in the room on your side to fight for your best interests. Your attorney will not let anyone take advantage of you during the fight for fair and full workers’ compensation benefits. An experienced lawyer can:
- Negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf
- Aggressively argue for more reasonable compensatory awards
- Secure a greater compensation than the one initially offered
Furthermore, if settlement negotiations fail to achieve the desired outcome, a La Habra workers’ comp attorney can take your case to court to fight for a better result.
Benefits a Construction Worker Is Eligible for during a La Habra Workers’ Comp Claim
Workers’ comp is insurance that provides benefits to injured employees while on duty performing work-related tasks. Under California law, all employers that employ at least one person (including licensed contractors) purchase workers’ comp insurance. Under workers’ comp, injured construction workers may receive the following benefits:
Workers’ comp benefits cover any cost associated with the workplace injury, including:
- Doctor’s visits
- Medical exams
- Hospital stays
- Ambulance rides
- Physical rehabilitation
Insurance companies may refuse to pay for certain medical treatments if they deem them “experimental” or “above and beyond” care. A skilled attorney can help overturn this decision to get you the treatment you need.
Temporary Disability Benefits
If your injury prevents you from performing your usual job task while recovering, you may be able to receive monetary compensation.
Permanent Disability Benefits
If your injury leaves you permanently disabled, you can receive monetary compensation.
Supplemental Job Benefits
If your injury prevents you from being about to return to construction work, you may be able to receive education or training for a new skill to perform a new job.
Dependents or spouses of the construction worker who died because of a workplace accident may receive weekly compensation and money for burial and funeral expenses.
Consult an Experienced La Habra Workers’ Comp Lawyer
KCNS Law Group fights for the rights of injured workers. We know the tactics insurance companies and employers use to try and deny workers the benefits they deserve. Our La Habra attorneys have the expertise, skills, and resources to help you build a strong claim that can not be denied. We will work tirelessly to pursue full and fair compensation on your behalf and are ready to take your claim to court if we have to. Our goal is to get you the justice you deserve so you can get back on your feet as soon as possible.
Speak with one of our attorneys today. They can help guide you from start to finish. Schedule a consultation by filling out our contact form or call (818) 937-9255.
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