Work Accident Law Firm in Torrance: How To Know if You Had a Work Accident

Have you suffered an injury that you think is related to your job but you aren’t sure? Do you believe that you may be eligible for workers’ compensation yet want to be certain before taking any further action? That’s completely understandable. Remember: in California, if you were injured while doing your job, then you are eligible. Belal Hamideh Law, a work accident law firm in Torrance, can help with both workers’ compensation as well as work-related injury cases. 

Did the Injury Occur While You Were Doing Your Job? 

This is the most important question to ask before you file for workers’ compensation. As long as you were doing your job when you were injured then you can be eligible for workers’ compensation. You don’t need to have been at your place of work when you suffered the injury, either. For example, you would still be eligible if you were offsite picking up something for the office, running an errand for the company, and so forth. 

Won’t I Get in Trouble With My Company for Filing for Workers’ Compensation? 

Absolutely not. You are protected by the law. Your company, frankly, is legally unable to retaliate against you for filing for workers’ compensation. That means they can’t fire you for doing so nor can they take other retaliatory steps against you as well. They can’t make your schedule more difficult, give you a lower performance review than you deserve, dock your pay, or other actions. If you believe that you have been retaliated against, then we encourage you to reach out to us as well. We will petition for a penalty of $10,000 in addition to back pay and that is just the beginning. 

Is Workers’ Compensation The Only Kind of Case I Can File for My Work Injury? 

No, it is not. Yes, most at-work injuries will be workers compensation cases. However, it’s entirely possible that your work injury was the fault of someone other than your employer. Maybe you were using a machine in the course of doing your job which was defective or flawed. In that case, the manufacturer could be liable as well. That’s just one example, there are many others. When you reach out to us for a free case evaluation, we’ll investigate your case and determine who is liable and to what extent. 

A Work Accident Law Firm in Torrance for Workers 

You work very hard at your job. When you’re injured in the course of doing it, you deserve to be compensated for it. It doesn’t matter if the work accident was “your fault” or anything of that nature – if you were working, you’re eligible for worker’s compensation. Indeed, many reach out to us after their initial claims were rejected and we help them to make an even stronger, more compelling case so that they can receive what they deserve. For a free case evaluation to see how we can help, reach out to us today.