Workers have rights. It may not always seem that way, but it’s true. When you’re injured on the job, you don’t have to pay for everything yourself. Indeed, that’s what workers compensation is all about. It’s there to make sure that you get compensation for an injury you suffered on the job. At our Belal Hamideh Long Beach law firm, we’re committed to getting our clients the compensation they deserve for everything that they’ve had to go through. In this blog, we’ll go over some of what our law firm can do for you in the wake of an accident.
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When you’re injured on the job, it’s important to report it to your superiors and to seek treatment. Many of us, if we’re hurt at work, just want to go back to working. It makes sense: you’re good at what you do and you don’t want to feel like you’ve shirked your responsibilities. So, you just “suck it up,” “tough it out” and go back to doing your job. Perhaps you don’t even report it to your supervisor, not wanting to look like a malingerer. The truth is that’s a terrible idea. When you’re hurt at work, you always want to report it to a supervisor quickly. Additionally, you always want to make sure you get care, too.
Some of the worst injuries may not be readily apparent right as they occur. For many people, when they’re injured at work, they might not realize that they’re hurt until days, weeks or even months after the accident. So, you might not tell anyone about your injury initially, only to bring it up later once the pair is too great to bear. At that point, it can make it that much more difficult to get the workers compensation you deserve. You could be accused of making it up after the fact. Make no mistake: we can get you the compensation you deserve, but we always want this difficult process to be as easy as possible on our clients.
Not All Injuries are Instant
Sure, in a slip and fall accident, you slip and fall at work, you’re injured – it all makes sense. However, with some injuries, they can develop over time. For example, someone who types and types and types away for days and years on end on a computer at work could develop Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. They deserve just as much right to workers compensation as someone who falls down a flight of stairs on the job. They’re both injuries that a worker suffered at work while going through the process of their job. In both instances, the person is entitled to workers compensation. That’s where we come in.
Varieties of Compensation
There are many different kinds of compensation that our lawyers can help you to receive. For example, if you suffer a head injury that causes you to be 70% permanently disabled or more, then you’re entitled to receive a life pension in your workers compensation case. Should you need future medical assistance for going through an injury, we can help you to get that compensation as well. Indeed, many of our clients are able to get compensation for the lost wages they would have had in the future. After all, you didn’t want to get injured. If you hadn’t been injured, you would have continued doing your job to the best of your ability. It only makes sense then that we’re able to get you compensation for those wages.
In many cases, our clients are thankfully able to return to their jobs. In those cases, we’re often able to get our clients temporary disability benefits. It makes sense: you were temporarily disabled, temporarily unable to do your job, so you should be entitled to the wages lost during that. It’s important to note that you don’t have to know what kind of workers compensation that you’re entitled to when you come to our office. That’s our job. We’ve been doing this for a long time. We can sit down with you, go over your case, and then use our experience to let you know what kind of compensation you deserve.
When we do take your case, we utilize our reputation for aggressive negotiation. Our goal is at all times to make sure our clients get the most compensation for their injuries. Suffering an on the job injury is horrible. The recovery process can be a nightmare, and it can make everything in your life that might more difficult. That’s true for both you and the people in your life who care about you and depend on you. So, we take great pride in helping our clients to get as much compensation as they deserve. For a free consultation, call us at (562) 526-1224 or go to our site.