Given how much time employees spend at the workplace, it is no wonder that most California residents, like their counterparts across the country, consider their workplace their second home. They treat their colleagues like family and expect the same treatment in return, which is why they might hesitate from reporting a workplace injury and claiming workplace compensation-they do not want to put their employers in a tough spot. But, filing a workers’ compensation claim after one is injured on the job is an injured employee’s right and one they should not hesitate from availing.
Additionally, it may come as a surprise when an employer or insurance company tries to dispute the claim, or, as mentioned last time, denies a claim. When one is injured during the course of their work, they expect the matter to be straightforward, but that is seldom the case.
Lawyers at our firm sit down with our clients and explain the whole situation to them and the legal options they can avail at each step of the way. Though the process seems daunting, we try to break it down as realistically as possible while advocating for the best outcome for our client’s interests. We work with a number of different experts to determine an accurate representation of the compensation that should be received and then work to get it for our clients.
It may seem tempting to take the first settlement offered, but remember that it is a settlement, not what one necessarily deserves. One needs to do what they can to protect their financial security and lawyers at our firm can help with that. For more information, visit our website.