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Workplace Accidents Lawyer in California

If you suffered an injury on the job in California, you could be eligible to recover compensation to pay for your medical bills, time away from work, and other expenses. A workplace accidents lawyer in California can help you build a case and pursue the compensation you deserve. Depending on how your injury occurred, this money might come from a workers’ compensation claim, a private lawsuit against a third party, or both.

To discuss your options, call 800-598-0314 today.

Workers’ Compensation vs. Private Lawsuits

After an on-the-job injury, you might be facing oppressive medical bills and time away from work while you recover. You can — and should — file a claim to cover your medical bills, lost wages, and other losses.

Depending on the circumstances of your injury, you might be able to recover damages from two sources: your employer in a workers’ compensation claim, and a third party in a private lawsuit.

Workers’ Compensation

Your first option to recover compensation for a workplace injury will likely be workers’ compensation. All California employers must have workers’ compensation insurance.

An attorney can help you with the process of filing for workers’ compensation. We can anticipate any possible challenges from your employer as to the legitimacy of your claim and help you fight those challenges.

Lawsuits Against Third Parties

If another party (i.e., not your employer) caused or contributed to your injury, a workplace accidents attorney may be able to help you pursue them in a private third-party claim.

Here are some third parties that are sometimes liable for work-related injuries:

  • Job site owners
  • Equipment manufacturers
  • Contractors

What a Workplace Accidents Lawyer Will Do For You

Investigate Your Accident

A workplace accidents attorney will investigate your accident to determine exactly how it happened and who caused or contributed to it.

Collect Evidence to Prove Your Case

Once an attorney has investigated your accident, they will begin gathering evidence to establish your argument.

Fight to Recover the Compensation You Deserve

How a California workplace accidents lawyer can help you recover compensation depends on the route you took to recover compensation. If you received a denial on your workers’ compensation claim, an attorney can help you appeal that denial.

If you filed a third-party claim, an attorney can negotiate with the other party or its insurer to get the compensation you need.

You May Be Entitled to Several Types of Damages

You may be eligible to recover any or all of the following, depending on the circumstances:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Scarring and disfigurement

The California Statute of Limitations on Workplace Accident Lawsuits

You should be aware of any statutes of limitations that apply to your case. If you let these time limits pass, you may be unable to recover benefits or compensation. You have one year to file a workers’ compensation claim and two years to file a private lawsuit against a third party.

Call 800-598-0314 to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation with a California Workplace Accident Lawyer

A California workplace injury attorney can handle your entire workplace accident claim from start to finish. Call today to learn more: 800-598-0314.

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