Sherman Oaks Workers' Comp Lawyer
Claims for Injuries, Illnesses, and Conditions for Sherman Oaks Employees
Under California law, you have the right to be compensated for injuries that you sustained through performing your employment duties, or from an accident, crime or for a physical or mental illness related to the workplace.
There are certain types of employment that have very serious inherent dangers, such as the construction trade. Even in cases when safety procedures are followed carefully, there can be a sudden catastrophe such as a scaffolding collapse, ladder fall, injury from falling items or tools, trench collapse, equipment failures or others. Office workers also can be seriously injured or impacted by certain circumstances or accidents related to work or the working environment. If you or your family member has been seriously injured or killed at work, it is vital that you have legal representation from a Sherman Oaks workers' compensation lawyer. At our firm, we have years of experience in recovering compensation for the injured in personal injury cases, including work-related injury cases.
How to Find a Good Lawyer for a Workers' Comp Claim in Sherman Oaks
You probably wonder how to find the right lawyer. There are certain standards that could help you find an attorney. You want experience on your side, as the ability to negotiate, attend hearings, and handle all issues related to paperwork, submissions and supporting evidence are all critical. You also want to choose a Sherman Oaks workers' compensation attorney that offers personal legal service, and cares about the outcome of your case. At our firm, the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Vallens, we take on cases personally committed to our clients. We can be reached 24/7, and we offer a free case consultation to assist you. Before you make a decision, find out more about us. Talk to us – we have genuine personal concern for each client we represent, and we know how important your case is. You will always be treated with care, respect and responsive legal care.
Our years of experience in personal injury allowed us to hone our legal skills and to professionally resolve issues that could be of concern to you. Was your claim denied? We should speak with you immediately. The workers' comp system protects both employers and employees. You get benefits, but in most cases you lose the right to sue your employer. However, there are cases in which the employer has failed in their duty to protect you, and could be taken to court. Find out if your case is in this category by calling our firm. There are also cases in which a third party is involved, such as an electrical company, a subcontractor or even the city. It could be possible to file a claim for further compensation through the civil court system in some cases. Workers' compensation benefits may not be adequate to support you and your family, and if there is the possibility of gaining further compensation through another source, we can evaluate your situation and advise you about what could be done.
Injured at Work? Sherman Oaks Worker's Comp Claims
When you are injured at work, you must inform your employer immediately. You will be evaluated by your employers Primary Treating Physician (PTP). This doctor will be selected by your employer in most cases. As with any injury, you have the right to get a second opinion. If your employer has failed to put up a poster that describes your right to workers' compensation, you can select your own doctor. One working day after you file the claim form, you employer will authorize your treatments, based upon the applicable guidelines for treatment for your injury. Your employer could also claim that you were not injured at work. Sadly, this is not uncommon, making the situation even more stressful and concerning. It is advised that injured workers or their families contact our firm at once if there has been a serious injury, illness or condition that is the result of work duties or an accident in the work environment. We know what to do, and will take every possible action to protect your rights and interests throughout the duration of the claims process. Call today!
Every day that you do not call is a day you prolong your pain and suffering, delay getting paid, delay settling your claim for damages and risk losing your right to recover.
Contact our Sherman Oaks workers' comp lawyer for more information about how to get benefits, appeal a denial, or about a work-related death claims.