Going to work and performing your job duties should be a pretty straightforward process. For most Californians, it is. But for others, a routine day at work can pose many challenges that can prove injurious. Whether suffering harm in a construction accident, a warehouse incident or a repetitive motion performing what you might think of as a menial task, a workplace injury can leave you with serious damages. You might need costly medical care and, if your injury is severe enough, you may find yourself temporarily out of work, which means lost wages.
To recoup these financial losses, you will likely need to pursue a workers' compensation claim. As we discussed previously on the blog, the first step to claiming these benefits is having a medical evaluation. Oftentimes, these evaluations must be conducted by a medical professional who is approved by your employer's insurer. If you disagree with your diagnosis at that time, then you may be able to obtain a second opinion.
However, far too often injured workers find their workers' compensation claims denied because their injury is not severe enough or because their injury is alleged to have been suffered outside of work. If this happens to you, then you need to consider whether you need to pursue further legal action. At The Law Offices of Vincent J Scotto III, our legal team knows the situations under which workers' compensation claims are denied, and we help our clients gather evidence to help avoid those pitfalls.
Our attorneys are dedicated to giving each client the individualized attention they deserve. After analyzing each client's case, we then get to work for them, gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses and consulting the law. Then, armed with strong legal arguments, we work with our clients to pursue their initial claim or appeal. We understand that the outcome of a workers' compensation claim can mean the difference between financial stability and financial hardship, which is why we do everything in our power to give our clients the favorable outcome they deserve.