When injured on the job in California, many workers find themselves scrambling for ways to earn money to keep their households from buckling. After all, some workplace injuries are relatively serious, which may incapacitate men and women for an extended period. You think you have a Workers’ Compensation claim, but then again, you also fear retaliation by your employer.
We’re the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach, a fearless on the job injuries attorney firm with an incredible staff and two highly proficient attorneys. From start to finish, we take workers’ injury claims and make sure all necessary steps and procedures are followed according to California state guidelines. Never again will workers worry about struggling while they’re recuperating from their injuries, because we’re able to work diligently to get claims resolved much faster than you would without an attorney.
When you’ve been injured on the job, the obvious first step to seek immediate medical attention. Whether this entails visiting your workplaces’ nurses station, getting the assistance of another employee, or if serious enough, phoning 911, taking care of your injuries is more important than worrying about what employer may think.
If you can move about, make sure to notify your immediate supervisor. This step is vital because if your workplace injury may cause others to be injured, the problem must be remediated immediately. Note that, in the state of California, your afforded 30 days to notify your employer of your injury. This is especially important because serious bodily injuries requiring ambulatory care make reporting issues rather difficult, especially if you’re unconscious.
Finally, you’ll probably want to notify an attorney. Because immediately following your injury, a specific form must be filled out and turned into the Worker’s Compensation Board. While you do have two years to file your claim, most people need income immediately, making filing quicker much more sensible. The steps involved in filling out this form and starting your claim a be difficult for most, so many opt to hire a North Hollywood on the job injuries attorney at The Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach.
If your employer retaliates against you by terminating you for injuries they indirectly caused, separate action may be filed against them. It’s fairly common for some employers to fire injured folks, so please bring this illegal act to our attention when you meet to file your claim with us.
We concentrate heavily on workers’ rights, including that post-injury. Because our discipline is much narrower, were able to stay abreast of all workplace laws, while establishing rapport with agencies that handle Worker’s Compensation and injury claims. If the third party was involved in your injury or willful negligence claim, we can take direct legal action against them in court.
There’s no reason why injured workers should feel disadvantaged by a Worker’s Compensation system they don’t understand. Let our experience be the difference maker in getting your claim settled, so you can concentrate on recovering from your workplace injuries.