Across the U.S., millions of people are injured each year at work. Thousands of workplace accidents result in serious injuries and even death. Employees who are injured while on the job are entitled to just compensation for their injuries.
California’s workers seem to be particularly vulnerable to accidents, injuries, and illnesses. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) notes that nearly a half-million Californians are injured annually on the job. And that’s just the reported incidents. Thousands of other job-related injuries go unreported, and in many cases, workers don’t seek legal help and end up settling their claims for less than they are worth.
Family members may be entitled to compensation for a loved one who was fatally injured while on the job. Depending on the injury, a worker may be entitled to various means of compensation. Employees who have suffered a work injury should seek the advice of an experienced on-the-job accident attorney. The lawyers at Koszdin, Fields & Sherry have the resources and knowledge required to identify and litigate all of the available claims open to an employee.
Employees who have been injured on the job may be entitled to workers’ compensation. The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) in California oversees the administration of worker’s compensation claims and provides legal services to assist in resolving disputes that arise in connection to claims involving workers’ compensation benefits.
Receiving benefit through worker’s compensation is to give an injured worker financial assistance for:
Workers’ compensation benefits will never include compensation for pain and suffering or punitive damages. To receive compensation for pain and suffering or punitive damages you will need to file a lawsuit against the responsible party.
There are many different ways that people can become injured or ill due to job-related causes. Among them:
Below are the steps needed to get started and through the process of filing a workers compensation claim:
Your claim will either be accepted or denied. An attorney can help you with filing a claim, what to do if you disagree with a claim decision, and how to best resolve your case.
If your workers’ compensation claim is denied or you would like to file for pain and suffering, we can help with a private lawsuit against a third party to receive just compensation for your injuries.
The legal professionals with Koszdin, Fields & Sherry understand that your life revolves around your ability to earn a living. When something happens to prevent you from making money, you and your entire family suffer as a result. For this reason, it is vital that you choose an experienced on-the-job accident attorney to help you win your case against your employer and/or your employer’s insurance carrier.
An experienced Lancaster on-the-job accident attorney is an invaluable asset for injured workers. A seasoned attorney helps injured claimants not just with their workers’ compensation claims but also with claims for Social Security disability and any other claims to which the worker may be entitled. In fact, it is not uncommon for an injured worker to qualify for benefits and/or compensation from more than one source.
Our legal team at Koszdin, Fields & Sherry welcome all workplace injury and illness claims. We have experience handling all workplace accident claims, from back injuries and accidents in the workplace due to repetitive motion injuries, mental stress claims, and side effects of work injuries.
We encourage you to reach out to our Lancaster on-the-job accident attorneys as early as you can in the process. We can still represent your claim if it is denied or delayed. It is important to have proper representation by your side after a workplace accident.
For a free consultation with our Lancaster on-the-job accident attorneys, call 818-812-5639 or 800-747-3447 or contact us online. Our staff is bilingual, and we can arrange interpreters for other languages. You pay no fees unless we win your case.