Have you been injured on the job in Anaheim? Was this injury severe, and did it leave you unable to do your job? If so, you may be eligible for compensation through a workers’ compensation claim or lawsuit.
Contact the Anaheim personal injury attorneys of OnderLaw today, and let us review your case to see if you have a valid workers’ compensation claim. We specialize in helping Southern California residents get the help they need after a workplace accident. Call for a free consultation, and let us help you get back on your feet after an injury at work.
All employers in California are required by law to provide Workers’ Compensation (WC) insurance for their employees. This insurance provides certain benefits to employees that are injured or killed on the job and protects employers from litigation. WC insurance covers almost any injury an employee sustains while working, whether on-site or off-site, though there are exceptions. By accepting WC benefits, employees usually lose the right to sue their employer for negligence.
WC benefits are payable to almost any employee in California. A large number of possible injuries are covered, including physical injuries, cumulative or repetitive stress injuries, illness, work-related disease, and some mental health conditions. The exact qualification requirements vary depending on the type of WC policy the employer chooses. Though WC insurance is required by law, it is administered by private companies.
Independent contractors, volunteers, anyone employed by family or their spouse, people working for aid or sustenance, or people working for a wage less than $100 are usually exempt from WC insurance coverage.
Some of the benefits provided by WC insurance include the following:
If you’ve suffered a workplace injury, here are some helpful steps to take to protect yourself and start the WC process:
California is home to a wide variety of businesses and industries, which means workplace injuries are varied, as well. Here are some statistics regarding injuries and fatalities in the workplace in California and elsewhere:
Trying to deal with the complex WC claims process while you’re recovering from a debilitating injury can be a difficult undertaking. Rather than spending time recovering, you’re stuck dealing with insurance adjusters that know more about the ins and outs of the process than you do and seek to minimize your experience or your benefits. A good attorney is almost necessary, not just to guide you through the intricacies of filing a claim but to assist with the logistics and overall workload.
When you have an attorney from OnderLaw to assist you, we take on the hard work of investigating the accident and building a claim so you can get on with your life. We will take the calls from the insurance company and seek out the documentation needed to justify your claim so you don’t have to.
Although WC insurance is required in California, the policies are still managed by private insurance companies. These companies are practiced at denying claims and may use dishonest tactics to convince you that your injury doesn’t warrant the level of benefits you’re requesting. They may even tell you that hiring an attorney isn’t necessary when filing a WC claim. If you file it on your own, they may try to take advantage of the fact that you don’t know how to appeal a denied claim. A lawyer can ensure that you get the help you need when you need it.
OnderLaw has developed a well-earned reputation in California and elsewhere for being the firm injury victims call when they need comprehensive and tenacious legal help. We will represent you with poise, vigor, and relentless attention to detail. We understand fully the strain a workplace injury can place on a family, especially if the victim is the primary wage earner, and we will work tirelessly to see your case through to a positive outcome.
We know that not everyone can afford an attorney for their WC claim, which is why we work on contingency. This means that there are no up-front costs for our services. We take our payment out of any settlement or award you receive. If we don’t get money for you, we don’t get paid.
We provide support for our clients as well as the communities in which we practice. We donate time and money to charitable causes and organizations such as Toys for Tots, MADD, and Lupus Foundation of America.
Our work has yielded fantastic results for our clients. We’ve been able to obtain over $3 billion in awards and settlements for our clients since 2002. We can’t guarantee a positive outcome for every case, but we can guarantee that the same diligence that got these results will be applied to your case.
Don’t let insurance companies take advantage of your inexperience with workers’ compensation claims. Call OnderLaw today for a free consultation. We only take payment if we win your case, and the first consultation is absolutely free. You have nothing to lose by letting us review your case. Call OnderLaw today.