Injuries occurring while at work happen more frequently than you may realize. It can be easy for you to become a victim of a workplace injury – tripping on a rug or wire out of place, hurting your back or knee while lifting something in a warehouse, or getting seriously injured by faulty equipment or machinery are all possibilities. When something like this happens to you, you may think that the process will be fine and you will just work with your employer through the worker’s compensation system. Many employees find out just how difficult employers and business owners can become when worker’s comp is involved, and you may have trouble getting the compensation owed to you. A workman’s compensation attorney can be the best option available to you at this point so you can get the guidance and assistance you need.
An Attorney Knows and Protects Your Rights
On your own, you may not be aware of the ins and outs of the worker’s compensation laws and what your rights are, or how to go about protecting yourself appropriately. Trying to negotiate with your employer by yourself or signing a compensation agreement before speaking with a lawyer can lead to you getting far less than you need, deserve, or are entitled to. An experienced attorney that works with worker’s compensation cases will know what the laws are in your state (laws do vary from state to state), and he or she will be able to use that knowledge to protect your rights and make sure your employer lives up to their obligations according to the laws.
Workman’s Compensation and Paperwork
A workman’s compensation attorney can be invaluable to you when it comes to the paperwork you will need to fill out and file. Deadlines do exist for filing claims, so you need to make sure your claim is turned in before your time expires. You may also find that the paperwork can be confusing and complicated, leading you to make mistakes or omit information that is crucial to getting your claim approved. Your lawyer can walk through the paperwork with you, making sure you have accurate information and provide supporting statements and documents as needed. You will then be assured that your paperwork gets filed on time and is tracked through the system.
Get Attorney Representation
Having a workman’s compensation attorney on your side can make all the difference to you when you are injured on the job. If you are in California and have suffered a workplace injury, do not hesitate to contact us here at Belal Hamideh Law. We are personal injury and worker’s compensation case experts, and we have the staff and lawyers on our side that can assist you with your situation. You can call our office at (562) 526-1224 so you can speak with us and schedule a no-cost initial consultation with us. Take the time to sit down and discuss your injuries with us and learn what we can do to make sure you are taken care of and get the compensation that the laws entitle to you.