In California, workers’ compensation covers nearly all workplace injuries. This includes on-the-job injuries resulting from one-time accidents, as well as injuries and illnesses developed over time due to repetitive motions, toxic exposure, and other working conditions. Essentially, if your injury happened at work or is related to your work in any way, you are likely covered.
However, even if your workplace injury is covered by workers’ compensation, you may encounter difficulties accessing treatment and receiving your rightful benefits. Working with an experienced Glendale workplace injury lawyer who routinely handles cases like these is the best way to obtain appropriate medical care and successfully file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits.
At Glauber Berenson Vego, our workers’ compensation attorneys are here to help you after a serious workplace accident or injury. For more than 30 years, our law firm’s mission has been to assist injured workers around Glendale and the surrounding areas. Our dedicated legal team is ready to put nearly 100 years of collective experience to work for you.
There are two main categories of workplace injuries. The first is trauma that occurs at one specific time, such as an on-the-job accident, like a fall or a machinery accident, where the injury is immediate. The other type develops over weeks, months, or years of repetitive strain and overuse.
Some common examples of workplace accidents and on-the-job injuries include:
Whether you were injured on a construction site, in an office building, or while operating a commercial vehicle, you are likely entitled to workers’ compensation. Our Glendale workplace injury attorneys can help you understand your rights and options, including your right to seek fair monetary benefits for your injuries and related losses.
Although workers’ compensation covers most workplace and work-related injuries in California, it does not cover all injuries. First and foremost, your injury only qualifies for workers’ compensation if it is work-related.
An injury is work-related if it:
If you were injured while clocked out for a meal break, you may not be covered. You may also not be eligible for workers’ compensation if you were injured at a company event, such as a corporate holiday party, or while traveling to and from work.
Another important exemption occurs when employees violate company policy or workplace safety rules and regulations. For example, if an employee is injured at work but is found to be intoxicated in violation of the company’s stated rules, that employee will likely be ineligible for workers’ compensation. Our Glendale lawyers can help an injured worker determine whether they are entitled to file a claim.
Knowing what to do after a workplace accident and navigating the process of filing a workers’ compensation claim are often very confusing, stressful, and overwhelming. Our Glendale attorneys will explain the law and the process, will help you access benefits, and will take care of all legal filings and litigation after your workplace injury. We care about your recovery and will regularly touch base with you to keep you up to date on the progress of your case.
When you choose Glauber Berenson Vego, you choose a team with:
We provide free initial consultations and contingency fees, meaning you do not owe anything until we recover compensation for you. We encourage you to reach out to us right away to learn how we can help after a workplace accident or injury, as your time to report the incident and file a workers’ compensation claim is limited.
Has a work injury kept you from being able to work? Do you need help collecting workers’ compensation benefits? Glauber Berenson Vego is here to guide you through the process and provide the dedicated representation and counsel you need. We offer personalized and attentive legal services and have been recognized for our commitment to our clients and to securing the results they need.