Many people work more than 40 hours a week due increase in technology and pressure to do more at their job to keep their job. Technology increases workload and doesn’t necessarily make something more productive. With the increase of hours at work and added pressure, more mistakes and injuries occur. When you are tired your work is less productive and more prone to accidents. When you are under pressure work also is at more risk for injury. So what happens if you are injured on the job but it is your fault? What happens if the injury is something really small? Can you file for compensation?
The short answer is yes. The time to file for workers compensation is when the incident happens. Workers compensation is there for a reason. It is an insurance policy that ensures that people are covered for injuries that occur on the job. The problem is that people don’t think their injuries are important, are scared to mention anything, or are pressured to not say anything about their injury. If you have been injured on the job it is your responsibility to tell your management immediately. Once you notify your management you can start the process of going to a doctor to assess your situation. Of course, if you are in an emergency then make sure you are dial 911 and get your health in order before notifying management on your own; that is if they couldn’t already tell by the ambulance.
The next step is to see a doctor that will document everything that you are telling them. If you inform your doctor that this is a worker compensation case then they will ensure that their notes are thorough and exercising the standard of care needed to help you through this situation. It is very important that you tell the doctor that you were injured on the job and it is just as important that you follow the doctor’s orders on how to get better. Workers compensation is supposed to be on your side, but just like any business, insurance companies are out to protect their bottom line. Insurance companies do turn a profit and if they can minimalize your compensation then they will. This is why it is so important to hire our workers compensation lawyers at the Law Office of Kropach & Kropach in Los Angeles.
Unfortunately, workers compensation cases take time and patience. They also require tedious and efficient paper filing and documenting. The Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach in Los Angeles special in Workers Compensation. When you call 818-609-7005 or click here to speak to our Workers Compensation Attorneys you are speaking to the best in our region. Our attorneys are well aware of the insurance game and we always aim to win. With our experience, we know when to apply pressure to your case and how to strategically plan your case for success. Let us take care of the stress while you recover from your injuries.