If you or a loved one are injured at work, you should be able to count on workers’ compensation insurance to cover your expenses. However, we know that you may need a Los Angeles medical benefits attorney to help. Far too often, injured workers are denied their claims after a workplace injury.
At the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach, our qualified and experienced team is going to get to work on your behalf so we can secure the compensation you deserve.
We know that you do what you can to be safe at work, but there are times when accidents happen. Workplace injuries and illnesses are not uncommon. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics tells us that there were more than 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries or illnesses reported during the latest reporting year.
Thankfully, most workplace injuries are relatively minor, but that does not mean they are not costly. For more serious injuries, the expenses for those who are injured can put them into financial jeopardy. Consider the following workplace injuries and illnesses we deal with regularly:
Workers’ compensation insurance is supposed to provide benefits for most workers. However, we know that the insurance companies regularly deny claims or do not offer enough compensation for all of the medical expenses.
There are deadlines that need to be met in order to be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. In California, an injured worker has 30 days to report an injury. You must file your claim with workers’ compensation within one year if the insurance company has not provided any benefits, though you have five years if they provided some benefits.
If you had preexisting conditions that could have caused your injury, your claim might be denied even if the work injury caused the preexisting injury to become worse. You should also know that an injury that happens off of the worksite or while commuting to or from work may be denied unless you were conducting work-related business.
If you or someone you love has been injured at work and is struggling to get the medical benefits needed, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach, we are ready to get to work on your behalf. Let our team investigate what happened so we can secure the compensation you deserve. This can include: