San Luis Obispo Workplace Accident Attorney
Workplace Accidents and compensation
Workplace accidents are of great concern to most California employers. Many companies develop safety competitions between different departments in order to make employees more conscious of working safely and avoiding injury. If you have been injured in a work related accident or have developed an occupational illness or disability it is important to seek the advice and help of a San Luis Obispo personal injury attorney immediately. It is very important to report any injury to your employer quickly. To not do so may result in a denial of benefits.
Workplace Accident Lawyer in San Luis Obispo
Some workers may not report an injury because they are afraid they will lose their job. Workers' compensation law forbids termination for reporting an injury. You are entitled to reasonable medical care. If a manager or supervisor has attempted to prevent you from reporting an injury or filing a claim you need the protection of a workplace accident lawyer at our firm. Workers' comp will provide certain benefits which include partial replacement of income for a disability which causes more than three days absence from work. Our legal team is fully aware that workers' comp benefits in California are inadequate and will look into you accident carefully to identify other possible sources of compensation for you.
Very often an on-the-job injury is actually caused by third-party liability which allows us to file a claim for damages for additional compensation. Many employees suffer injury from defective products, such as an inadequate safety guard on equipment or machinery. Some are injured while outside of the employer's property, as in a slip and fall accident while running an errand or being rear-ended while making a delivery. To fully understand what additional compensation may be available meet with a personal injury lawyer at our firm. Call Pacific Attorney Group to discuss you accident or illness and get a complete explanation of your rights.
Contact a San Luis Obispo Workplace Accident Attorney
at our firm for an explanation of your rights to compensation for your work related injury.