Workplace Injuries

When you need workers' compensation benefits, you need them now, and you should not be forced to struggle and argue for approval of your claim when you have already been through so much. Let us take on the challenge of maximizing your claim and obtaining payment with a minimum of delay.

Workplace Injury Attorney in the Antelope Valley

Injured on the Job in Palmdale or Lancaster?

As soon as possible after you have been hurt in a workplace accident or have been diagnosed with an occupational disease, come to Accident Attorneys for help in claiming the compensation you deserve. All employers in the Antelope Valley and throughout California are required by state law to carry workers' compensation insurance, so you are most likely entitled to claim benefits through this no-fault insurance system.

An Antelope Valley work injury lawyer from our team can assist you with gathering the necessary documentation and evidence to support your claim, as well as expediting your claim throughout the process and fighting to contest any wrongful reduction or denial of your benefits.

Workers' Compensation Benefits

Workers' compensation provides payment for any and all treatment that you may require to achieve the maximum medical improvement, the level at which your condition is not expected to get any better even with continued care. You can additionally receive disability benefits, which are generally calculated at a rate of two-thirds of your average weekly wages.

In the event that you are left with a lasting impairment, you can receive permanent disability benefits at a rate based on the percentage of disability that is assigned to you by your doctor.

Workers' compensation also provides death benefits to the surviving family members, including up to:

  • $10,000 for burial expenses
  • $250,000 for a single dependent
  • $290,000 for 2 dependents
  • $320,000 for 3 dependents

Additional Compensation for Injured Construction Workers

Unfortunately, workers' compensation cannot fully replace your losses. To begin with, it only provides partial replacement for your lost income, normally calculated at a rate of two-thirds of your normal wages. In addition, workers' compensation does not offer any type of payment for pain, suffering, and emotional distress. An Antelope Valley construction accident lawyer attorney from our team can assist you with the process of claiming workers' compensation benefits and help you pursue additional compensation from other sources.

For example, you may have grounds for a personal injury or wrongful death claim against a third party such as a subcontractor or property owner whose negligence was the cause of the accident. Alternatively, you might be able to file a product liability claim against the manufacturer of defective or dangerous equipment or tools that caused or contributed to your accident.

Why You Need Antelope Valley Workers' Compensation Lawyer

You are not legally required to hire an attorney to represent you in your workers' compensation claim, and given that it is not necessary to prove fault, you might wonder why you would want to retain legal representation. The fact is that you cannot count on the insurance company to pay you the full benefits you are due without a fight. Their primary concern is to protect the bottom line, and this means reducing or denying your claim if at all possible. Insurers will often dispute the validity of a claim by arguing that the injury or illness was not sustained at work, or may seek to minimize the value of benefits on the basis that the injury is not as severe as it actually is.

Do You Have Questions?

  • If someone else's negligence or carelessness caused your accident, you have the right to pursue financial compensation for your damages. Speak with a lawyer from Accident Attorneys to learn more about your legal rights and options with our firm. You can also fill out an online evaluation form for additional information about your unique case.

  • Every case is different. A variety of circumstances determine the value of your claim. Property damage, medical expenses, hospitalization fees, pain, and suffering, missed wages, and many other factors can affect the outcome of your case.

    You can even collect damages for future unemployment / missed wages and ongoing medical costs. Speak with a member of the legal team at Accident Attorneys to learn more about the potential value of your case.

  • If you file a claim against an individual, his / her insurance company is probably aware of the judgment. If the insurance is unaware of the settlement, you can notify the insurer. At this point, the insurance provider should issue a check for the settlement.

    If the responsible party does not have insurance, you may need to enter the settlement with the court. The court has the authority to enforce the judgment if the responsible party refuses to pay.

  • There is no minimum amount of money allowed for a personal injury settlement; every case is determined by the unique facts surrounding the claim. Additionally, most jurisdictions do not have a cap on the amount of my money that you can receive through a personal injury settlement.

    In California, the amount of money that you can receive for noneconomic damages (pain, suffering, etc.) for a medical malpractice case is limited to $250,000; however, other injury settlements are not subject to this restriction.

  • Generally speaking, parents are not allowed to access any money given to their child for a personal injury settlement. This is because some parents may take the money for their own benefit instead of the child.

    Your child's money will probably be placed in a blocked bank account that only he / she can access at the age of 18. The court may allow you to access the money sooner, but only if it is needed for the child's well-being or health.

Have You Been injured in a car accident? Let the Accident Attorneys Help

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