Workers Compensation Attorney
In California, workers’ compensation law is a no-fault system. This means that benefits are available for the employee regardless of whether the injury was the fault of the employee or the fault of the employer. The injured worker however must prove that the injury arose out of and occurred in the course and scope of employment. Once that is determined, the type of injury and type of benefits will be decided. Workers’ compensation law can be tricky and nuanced. Therefore, it is never too early to consult with the experienced workers’ compensation law attorneys at Allegiance Law. We have the knowledge, experience and determination needed to successfully represent our clients in all types of work related injury claims, including occupational disease claims, cumulative injury claims, total disability claims and work related death claims.
Determining whether your injury happened on the job can be tricky in some situations. There are several circumstances that may be unclear as to whether your injury is work related. Being injured on a lunch break, while commuting, or at a company event can sometimes fall into gray areas. As such, it is important to speak to an experienced attorney to avoid your claim being denied.
Once it is determined that you were injured on the job, it will be decided what type of injury you have. An injury does not need to be the result of a sudden accident such as a fall. Injuries that result due to repeated physical motions while performing your job are also covered by workers’ compensation. The types of injuries you can sustain are:
- Specific – A specific injury is an injury that has a definite time and place of occurrence. As an example, hurting yourself falling off a ladder or lifting a heavy box are examples of a specific injury.
- Cumulative – These injuries are also known as “repetitive” injuries. Injuries that occur over time and are due to a repetitive action or exposure are cumulative injuries.
After determining whether an injury occurred on the job and depending on what type of injury occurred, you may begin receiving workers’ compensation benefits. Some of the types of benefits are as follows:
- Medical treatment
- Temporary disability
- Permanent disability
- Vocational retraining
- Death benefits
Our knowledgeable and skilled workers’ compensation attorneys will help you determine if you have a claim, the type of injury, and what benefits are available to you.
Please contact us today for a FREE 30-minute consultation with our workers compensation attorneys. Our attorneys are available to meet with you during business hours, evenings, and weekends. Allegiance Law is located in San Francisco, but we will be happy to drive and meet you. You may contact Allegiance Law, experienced attorneys and workers’ compensation attorneys, at (415) 404-6395. Or you may contact us by filling out the client inquiry form on this page.