Los Angeles Workers Compensation Attorney

Nearly every employee in California is protected through the workers’ compensation system. Workers comp is beneficial to both the employer and the employee, as it provides compensation for an injury regardless of which party was at fault while preventing unnecessary personal injury lawsuits. However, there are times when employers or workers’ compensation insurers delay or deny legitimate claims unnecessarily. At the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach, we are here to help if you need a Los Angeles workers compensation attorney by your side. Let us investigate your claim and help secure full compensation for your losses.

What is Covered Under California Workers’ Compensation?

The California worker’s compensation system provides fairly adequate resources for those who sustain on-the-job injuries. This includes the following:

  • Medical expenses: Including coverage of emergency medical bills, as well as ongoing treatment necessary until the worker, reaches maximum medical recovery.
  • Travel reimbursement: This will include any cost of travel to and from medical visits during the recovery process.
  • Lost wages: This typically includes two-thirds of the injured workers’ weekly pay at the time the injury occurred. This also includes compensation for wage replacement if the worker returns to a job that pays less than their previous job.
  • Temporary or permanent disability benefits: Temporary or permanent disability benefits will be calculated based on specific formulas and time away from work.

Time Limit to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim in Los Angeles

It is important for injury victims to realize that they have a specific amount of time to foul work injury claims. First, any workplace-related injury or illness needs to be reported to the employer within 30 days from the time the injury occurs or from when a doctor diagnosis the illness or injury. After the initial report, California law requires that all work injury claims be filed within one year from the date they occur. Failing to file a claim within this time frame will result in the victim being unable to recover their rightful workers’ compensation benefits.

What About Third-Party Lawsuits?

If the workplace injury or illness was caused by a party other than the employer or a coworker, the injury victim may be able to file their personal injury lawsuit in an attempt to recover compensation for their losses. Some of the most common third parties in these cases include subcontractors working around the employee or various product manufacturers who may have supplied defective parts to the employer.

Third-party lawsuits must be filed within two years from the date the injury occurs. This is in line with the California personal injury statute of limitations.

Call Our Los Angeles Workers Compensation Lawyer Today

If you or somebody you care about has sustained a workplace injury but is having trouble securing workers’ compensation benefits, the Los Angeles workers compensation lawyer of the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach is here to help. We have extensive experience handling California workers’ compensation claims, and we know what it takes to secure full benefits for your workplace injury or illness. We will not hesitate to stand up to aggressive insurance carriers or employers to ensure you are treated fairly. When you need a workers compensation attorney in Los Angeles, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 818-609-7005.

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Date published: 2017-11-11
5 out of 5

Mr. Kropach and the staff were very friendly and professional from the first time I and my wife walked into his office. He was very honest and straight forward from the beginning and we are blessed we made the right decision. Mr. Kropach and staff kept us informed throughout the whole process through email and by phone. My case took about 2 yrs and I never would have imagined how well it would be turned out. Thank you Mr. Kropach, Jill and staff for making this process seamless.

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