America is a country run on capitalism. That means you need a job to stay abreast in this economy. But what happens if you are injured on the job? How can you stay a productive worker in society if you are injured? Our workers compensation attorneys in Los Angeles at the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach are seasoned in dealing with injured workers. We have worked with injured employees of various occupations for more than 40 years. Let us help you.
Because we have successfully worked in workers compensation for so long, here are a few tips to help you on your journey:
The state of California has its own department of labor that overseas worker compensation claims. There are judges and legal teams explicitly created for worker compensation claims. This is why it is important to get an attorney on your side who is educated on how the system works. You also want attorneys, like us, who are familiar with the judges and legal staff who may be working on your claim. If there is a dispute with your claim, you do not go to regular court. You go to a judge who is well versed in worker compensation claims.
California mandates that all employers have workers compensation. If you are injured on the job, be sure to tell your employer immediately. Fill out all the paperwork necessary and document anything that happens at the doctors’ offices. Many claims fall through the cracks or are unsuccessful because they lack detail. We will do our best to gather your information, but you can help your case by vigilantly writing as much down as you can about your situation while we are working.
Do not hesitate to report an injury even if you think it was your fault. Workers compensation was created with the employee’s health in mind. It is important to use it to protect yourself and use resources that are there to help you.
Many people assume work injuries are significant injuries like breaking legs or straining shoulders. Still, injuries can look like hearing loss due to work conditions, stress-related injuries, and mental health issues related to stress too.
Because workers compensation is administered by the government, the timeline for your case can be lengthy and messy. Don’t wait until you are denied to get an attorney. Start on the right foot and reach out to our Los Angeles workers compensation lawyers as soon as you can. Without proper representation following your claim, you may experience unnecessary complications that could delay medical treatment or expenses. Don’t hesitate to reach out. You can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 818-609-7005.