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On behalf of Koszdin, Fields, Sherry & Katz posted in Workers Compensation on Thursday, November 12, 2020.

Everyone knows about Covid-19, and it seems like everyone has an opinion about it. From wearing a mask to using gloves to not using gloves, the whole thing is a mess. The time of Covid-19 has really changed the way we work in our workplace. What hasn’t changed is the protocol that occurs when you are injured on the job. Workers Compensation is a set of laws and regulations created to protect the worker. It is a no-fault system, meaning that it doesn’t matter if you were injured because of your behavior—that is with some restrictions. At the end of the day, getting injured on the job is complicated enough. Our Workers Compensation Attorneys at Koszdin, Fields, Sherry & Katz in Van Nuys are ready to help you through this entangled journey of regulations to ensure that you get compensation for what you need.

First Steps In WC

We are so equipped to handle your situation that we are willing to give away some free advice. Here are a few things you need to know about workers compensation:

  1. Your employer is not on your side. This may sound harsh, but your employer more than likely has their own set of attorneys working diligently to downplay your injury or find ways to undercut the severity of your pain. They will use private investigators and use any record against you. It is nothing personal. They are just doing their job to protect the employer from paying more than they have to. It is our job to make sure that you aren’t getting screwed over.
  2. Tell your doctor it was a work injury. People don’t intentionally get hurt at their job, but unless you tell the doctor the whole truth, it will only work against you. Your employer will look for inconsistencies in your narrative to your doctor and your management. Be sure to be consistent and say what really happened.
  3. Medical examinations. Sometimes in the battle of compensation, it boils down to what a doctor is going to say. Sometimes your employer will have you go to a medical examiner that they pay for. This can lead to misleading information. We are secure in our medical examiners to make sure your story is told the right way.
  4. In California, every employer is expected to have some kind of worker’s compensation insurance. If they fail to have this insurance, you can still make a claim to the state of California. Don’t let your boss convince you to pay for yourself. We are here to make sure you get the legal action and compensation you deserve.

What To Do Now

If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, they may be eligible for compensation under a worker’s compensation claim. Remember, you are not suing your employer. A worker’s compensation claim is a common transaction between employee and employer to make sure you are getting the compensation you need for your injuries. You can reach out to us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 800-747-3447.

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