Have you recently been injured on the job?
It happens to millions of Americans every year, thousands in San Diego alone. Maybe you slipped and fell, or perhaps you were injured when machinery you were operating malfunctioned. Maybe you were in a car accident, or perhaps you were working in an unsafe environment. Whatever the cause or the nature of the injury or illness, you may qualify for California Workers’ Compensation.
What Does Workers Compensation San Diego Cover?
Workers Compensation in San Diego may cover your:
- Hospital and medical bills
- Physical therapy costs and rehabilitation training
- Pharmaceutical costs
- Lost income while you are out of work
- Lost income in the future if you have become permanently disabled
Workers’ Compensation in California is a No Fault System
What Is A “No Fault” System?
It means that if you are injured on the job, you do not need to prove that the injury was your employer’s fault just to receive your benefits.
The California Labor Federation reports that more than 780,000 workers compensation claims are filed annually. Unfortunately, not all of those cases are successful. Workers who are owed compensation are routinely denied it.
If you don’t have to prove that your employer was at fault…
Why Would Your Claim Be Denied?
- You still have to be able to prove that your injury happened on the job.
- You also need to be able to make a case for the maximum benefits. It is not unusual for an injured employee to successfully make a case for benefits, but still miss out on the full benefits he or she deserves.
If you haven’t yet, your first step is to report the injury or illness to your employer as soon as possible. You can begin pursuing medical treatment right away (and should).
Your next step is to contact us. Matthew A. Verduzco has experience with San Diego workers compensation cases. We can walk you through the workers compensation filing process and can help you to prove your case. We will make sure that you take the necessary steps to obtain the maximum benefits you are entitled to.
In California, you may also be entitled to workers compensation and the cost of damages through a personal liability lawsuit, either against your employer or a relevant third party. This is a tricky process, since your lawsuit winnings could void some of your workers compensation payments. We can assist you to make sure that you are maximizing all your compensation payouts.
When you are injured at work, you are already facing a challenging and sometimes crippling situation. Pain and loss of function are already intolerable—but knowing you are suffering because of work performed on your employer’s behalf without compensation is downright unacceptable. You deserve to be compensated for your medical costs and your loss of income. You deserve to know you and your family will be taken care of. We can help you.
Call us today at (619) 600-0092 to begin your workers compensation case in San Diego.
Our consultations are always free!