The inability to do one's job due to a workplace accident does not preclude a person from staying current on their mortgage, paying their utilities, and somehow coming up with the money to pay for the medical expenses they may incur as a result of their injury. A California resident who is unfortunate enough to suffer such an incident may quickly find themselves struggling to stay ahead of their financial responsibilities.
Workers who do their jobs right and still suffer harm at the hands of their employers should not see themselves and their families suffer because of the loss of their incomes. Getting hurt at work is an unfortunate reality for too many people who are then thrown into the precarious balance of providing for their loved ones and healing from their harms.
Many individuals who suffer losses due to workplace accidents and injuries can seek financial support through their employers' workers' compensation plans. However, getting workers' compensation can take more than simply telling one's boss about how they were hurt on the job; getting workers' compensation can require a person to build a case to demonstrate why they should be provided with financial help.
The Law Offices of Vincent J. Scotto recognize the important role that workers' compensation plays in the lives of Bay Area families. Without it, some may lose their ability to remain financially stable when workplace harm keeps them from getting paid. Our firm is open and accepting new clients who wish to pursue their workers' compensation options.