Working in a field can be very demanding. Field workers are also at risk of being injured in on-the-job accidents.
Has this happened to you? If so, you may be eligible to recover compensation. Schedule an appointment to discuss your legal options with an Encino field worker injury attorney at the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach for more information.
The specific causes of a field worker’s potential injuries will depend to some extent on the specific nature of the work they do. That said, some of the most common causes of such injuries include (but are not necessarily limited to) the following:
The cause of your injuries does not necessarily matter if your accident was genuinely work-related. You are legally eligible to recover compensation if you were injured on the job. The cause is not a major factor.
You also don’t necessarily have to have sustained an acute or immediate injury that was noticeable in the direct aftermath of an accident to have grounds to seek compensation for your medical bills and related losses. Many field workers are required to perform various physical tasks every workday for years.
This can put repeated and consistent strain on their bodies; they may develop injuries or other health conditions over time as a result.
Most employers in California are legally required to purchase workers’ compensation insurance. When an employee is injured in a work-related accident or develops a medical condition resulting from repetitive motions or physical stress, they can seek compensation for certain losses by filing a claim to recover workers’ compensation benefits.
Injured employees should strongly consider reviewing their cases with an Encino field worker injury attorney before filing a claim. The benefits of having a lawyer on your side in these circumstances include the following:
Preventing your claim from being denied
Insurers do not want to pay claimants when it is possible to avoid doing so. Insurance companies are still businesses. Often, insurers will deny claims by arguing that a claimant’s accident was not truly work-related.
The reason an insurer gives for denying a claim may not be valid. If you have representation from an Encino workers’ compensation lawyer, an insurer will be less likely to get away with unfairly denying your claim.
Negotiating for a fair settlement
An insurer who cannot deny your claim outright will try to minimize how much they pay you by offering less compensation than you may deserve given the severity of your injuries. If the first offer an insurer makes is unreasonably low, your lawyer will reject it, negotiating for an appropriate settlement on your behalf.
Allowing you to rest and recover
The process of pursuing and recovering workers’ compensation benefits can involve many tasks. If you have been injured, you need to focus on your recovery. You do not need to add to your responsibilities at this time by handling your claim yourself. While you rest, your lawyer will pursue compensation.
Are you a field worker who has been injured on the job? If so, our Encino field worker injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach are here to help. Learn more about what we can do for you by contacting us online or calling us at 818-609-7005 to schedule a consultation.