What is Work Injury Compensation?

This is compensation that you receive for suffering an injury at work. The oldest social insurance program in the country, workers compensation protects workers from illness and injury while they’re doing their jobs. If you’re hurt at work in California, you can receive compensation. This is true whether the injury was “your fault” or anything similar.

While you can receive compensation for any at-work injury, it’s possible that your claim may be denied, your case can be complicated, or something similar. Some work injuries occur all at once (falling down a flight of stairs, etc.) whereas some build up over time (carpal tunnel). The latter may be contested, which can be a real challenge.

That’s where an experienced workers compensation attorney can help. Belal Hamideh has helped many over the years to recover the workers compensation that they deserve for their injuries. To schedule a free case evaluation with Belal to see how he can help you, message him through the site or call.

Can You File a Lawsuit for Work-Related Accidents?

Typically, workers’ compensation laws in California provide employers protection against responsibility for on-the-job injuries suffered by employees. Yet, under certain conditions, such as if your employer intentionally caused you harm, you may have a valid case to file a lawsuit.

Furthermore, in some instances, legal action can be pursued jointly against a third-party and your employer if they played a role in your injury. For instance, if you work in construction and sustain injuries due to malfunctioning equipment, the manufacturer and designer of the said equipment may also share some liability.

Immediately after your accident, seek advice from a seasoned workers’ compensation attorney. To book a consultation with Belal Hamideh, utilize the contact methods provided on this website.

The Benefits of Hiring a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Securing the services of a skilled personal injury lawyer from California significantly increases your chances of a favorable outcome. These professionals are acquainted with court procedures, the judicial system, and predominantly personal injury laws.

A competent attorney can accurately estimate the worth of your claim, ensuring you get compensation for all potential damages such as punitive, economic, emotional distress, etc. Engaging an attorney will also save you time, allowing you to concentrate on your recovery.

What Kind of Cases do Personal Injury Lawyers Handle?

Personal injury lawyers in California commonly manage a mixed bag of vehicle accident cases, including:

  • Car Accidents: Drivers owe a “duty of care” on the road. If their negligent or reckless behavior has caused injury to you, you are entitled to compensation.
  • Pedestrian, Bicyclist, Motorcyclist, and Truck Accidents: We have extensive experience securing rightful compensation in these scenarios if you get injured.
  • Dog Bite Cases: Even minor dog bites can lead to permanent damage and serious complications.
  • Slip and Fall Cases: If you get injured due to a slip or fall on someone else’s property, you might qualify for compensation.
  • Construction Site Accidents: If another company’s employee’s negligence caused your injury at a construction site, you can lodge a personal injury case against that company.
  • Rideshare Accidents: If you’re involved in an accident as an Uber or Lyft driver or passenger, you can seek compensation from their insurance providers.
  • Wrongful Death: Though no monetary compensation can truly compensate for the sorrowful loss of a dear one, we can advocate to ensure you receive damages for your suffering.

What Should You Do After an Accident?

Firstly, keeping your composure is important. Ensure your safety, which could necessitate moving your vehicle to safety or distancing yourself from any possible threats. Notify the police, but first assess any injuries to figure out if immediate medical attention is required.

If you’re physically sound, document the incident thoroughly. Exchange pertinent information like contact and insurance details with the other parties involved and take as many pictures as you can. Identify any potential witnesses and collect their information. An important tip often overlooked: Avoid admitting liability or apologizing until the incident is being investigated.

Understanding the Financial Impact of Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney:

Let’s simplify it: We offer our services based on contingency, eliminating the need for upfront fees. You won’t have to break the bank to bring Belal Hamideh on board as your personal injury attorney. His fee is derived from your awarded compensation, also known as the “contingency fee” arrangement.

This means our fee is tied directly to the sum you’ll obtain in your settlement/triumph. In essence, if we don’t win your case, we don’t get paid. Hence, we’re heavily aligned with your interests and committed to fervently fighting your case.

What’s the Average Personal Injury Settlement Amount?

There isn’t a fixed price for personal injury settlements as they depend on the unique circumstances of each case and injury. Yet, through our stint at Belal Hamideh Law, we’ve successfully secured millions for our clients. The settlement value is dictated by medical costs, lost income, and the physical and emotional distress stemming from the accident. We’re dedicated to relentlessly pursuing the maximum possible compensation for your injuries.

How Long Does a Personal Injury Case Take?

Negotiating with an insurance company usually lasts between one to twelve weeks. If a favorable offer is granted promptly, the claim resolves quicker. If the insurer intends to give a meager offer, we’ll discuss with you whether to accept their best offer or proceed to trial. Barely two percent of cases proceed to court as insurers tend to favor early settlements. If it’s necessary to initiate a lawsuit, your claim can settle at any point before the trial.

Who Can Be Held Liable for My Injuries?

It’s possible to take legal action against anyone responsible for your injuries. We can leverage our vast resources to launch an exhaustive inquiry into your accident to accurately identify the liable parties and sue them. These parties may typically include negligent or reckless drivers, employers, vehicle owners, property owners, repair facilities, public entities, product manufacturers, designers, and more.

Can I Get Compensation if I’m Partially At Fault for the Accident?

Yes, even if you’re partially responsible, you can still secure compensation. Under the “comparative negligence” principle, your compensation corresponds to your portion of fault in the accident. For example, if your contribution to your motorcycle accident is pegged at 25%, you could still potentially receive 75% of the awarded compensation.

Join forces with a top-notch California Personal Injury Attorney

A personal injury encounter can be incredibly taxing. By enlisting the services of an experienced personal injury lawyer, you’re assured of receiving rightful compensation while focusing on your wellness and recovery.