Victorville Workers' Compensation Lawyer
Understanding the Workers' Compensation System
Workers' compensation can be a workable and beneficial legal system. It can provide the worker with the medical attention he or she may need after a work-related injury or accident. It is called a no-fault system, in that you don't have to prove your injury was another person's fault, in order to obtain benefits. Workers' comp is essentially a give and take proposition. You are supposed to receive quick and competent medical attention for your work-related injury. In return, you aren't allowed to sue your employer for the injury that occurred. Unfortunately, it does not always work the way it was intended. When this occurs, a knowledgeable Victorville personal injury attorney can work with you, towards the goal of obtaining the benefits that you deserve.
Workplace accidents and work-related illnesses can cause both temporary and permanent damage. You should be able to receive proper medical care for these, including longer term treatment to help in your recovery. If you are temporarily out of work, this should be compensated by your employer. If you are permanently unable to earn wages, this requires compensation as well. A
wrongful death can occur due to a workplace accident or illness. At the Pacific Attorney Group, we strongly feel that full benefits should be paid to your spouse and children.
How the System Can Break Down
Your employer is required by law to carry workers' compensation. In these tough economic times, some employers find their coverage unaffordable. Their coverage may have been cancelled. You need someone on your side when such a situation arises. Some employers are unwilling to file claims or will try to dispute them. At times, the injury or illness that you have will be downplayed, in order to reduce the amount of compensation that you receive. Meanwhile, you still need your medical attention and you need to be able to support yourself and your loved ones.
Insurance companies and those that work for them can make it tough to receive fair compensation. Their attorneys are expert at negotiating claims to the advantage of the insurance company. You may be entitled to full coverage for immediate and future medical costs. You may be unable to work and these lost wages need to be taken care of. If your disability is permanent, you need a way to support yourself and your family. We work diligently towards making sure that our clients obtain a successful outcome to their cases.
Contact a Victorville workers' compensation lawyer
when you want to ensure your rights to workers' compensation are protected.