If you've been injured on the job, then you know the difficulties you can face as you try to recover your health. There are, of course, the physical limitations that may be thrust upon you, as well as pain, thereby requiring extensive medical care. Yet, your injuries may also leave you unable to work, which means there may come a period of time where you run out of income and deplete your savings. This, in turn, can leave you in a dire financial position where you may struggle to keep the lights on, put food on the table and otherwise provide for yourself and your family.
The good news is that if your accident occurred while you were performing your job duties, then you may qualify for workers' compensation benefits. The bad news is that obtaining these benefits isn't always as easy as it seems. Employers and insurance companies may try to dispute your claim on various grounds, including that you were not performing your job duties at the time of the incident, or that your injuries are not as severe as you are making them out to be.
This is why it is often a good idea to seek legal counsel when dealing with workers' compensation issues. Whether you are pursuing your initial claim, appealing a denied claim or seeking to retain benefits during reconsideration, a qualified legal professional, like those at the Law Offices of Vincent J. Scotto, III may be able to give you the advocacy you need. Our firm is aggressive when it comes to fighting for injured workers, as we know the hardships they face in the aftermath of a workplace accident.
To do so, we diligently gather all available evidence to support our clients' positions. This means seeking out medical and employment documentation, staying current and knowledgeable about statutory and case law and even thoroughly questioning witnesses who may be helpful. To learn more about how our firm has helped Californians recover the compensation to which they are entitled, please visit our website's various pages.