Workplace Accidents

California Workplace Accident Lawyer

If you have been injured on the job, you will probably have many questions.

It can be stressful because the California workman’s compensation system requires you to spend countless hours on paperwork. Hours that you could be spending recovering from your injury. Torrey Pacific Law can provide you aggressive representation you need for a successful California workers comp claim!

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WE CAN HELP YOU IN EACH STAGE OF THE CLAIM PROCESS

  • Filling our the inital workers comp application
  • Advising you if your claim is delayed or possible unfairly denied
  • Discussing other options you may have to recover compensation for your injury on the job
  • Negotiating your safe reutrn to work and your right to reasonable accommodations.

WHAT ARE THE OTHER AVAILABLE BENEFITS?

  • PERMANENT TOTAL DISABILITY BENEFITS:  a condition in which a worker is totally unable to work again as a result of their injury.
  • PERMANENT PARTIAL DISABILITY BENEFITS: you can no longer work full time for the rest of your life.
  • TEMPORARY PARTIAL DISABILITY BENEFITS: A clear case when you cannot work full time for a period of time.
    1. Medical benefits
    2. Wage reimbursement benefits
    3. Vocational rehabilitation benefits

HOW DOES WORKERS COMPENSATION WORK?

This type of insurance was brought in to replace the option of an employee filing a lawsuit against an employer. Since its inception, it looks to achieve a no-fault system where the worker gets compensated for their injuries sustained on the job regardless of whoever was at fault. This also eliminates the option of a worker suing their employer because the employer gets automatically protected from most employees lawsuit. You should also note that all injuries sustained on the job are not covered by Workers’ compensation.

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Injuries COVERED by workers’ compensation are –

  • Preexisting conditions that the workplace put out, for example, a back injury regardless of the time the pain is noticed.
  • Injuries caused during breaks and work sponsored activities.  Also, at work injuries caused by company facilities.
  • Injuries caused by exposure to toxins at work. Cancer is a an example of what can form as a result.
  • Injuries from mental or physical strain. Exceedingly high demands of the job can take a toll on your health emotionally and physically. Constant harassment from a supervisor is an example.

WHAT PART DO WE PLAY?

Our primary concern is to help you receive benefits when faced with an injury on your job. It’s a battle going against insurance companies, so arming yourself with the best workers’ compensation attorney is necessary. This is so because while an injured worker’s compensation attorney works to help their client get benefits, the worker’s compensation attorney representing the employer or insurance company will work equally as hard to reduce their client’s – the defendant – liability. This is a reminder that the experience and quality of your worker’s compensation attorney plays a vital role in determining how much in benefits you will get.

Our effect is mostly felt in our efforts to make your employer solely liable for injuries sustained in the course of employment regardless of your employer or yourself. Our standard functions when you use our services include –

COMPILING YOUR MEDICAL EVIDENCE AND RECORDS

A common reason for the failure of most compensation is lack of solid and well detailed medical evidence. For that reason, we treat every case specially. In that same manner, we ensure that enough resources are dedicated to obtaining comprehensive medical evidence before commencing a trial. If you win, we win together. This is very much evident from our contingency based method of operation, with no fees paid until the settlement. No settlement, means we do not get paid either.

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PERFORMING LEGAL RESEARCH

It’s a tough field where you either ride or be rode on. The successful attorneys possess more than just their relevant legal skills, undoubtedly. One of the outstanding skills that attorneys need to strive is a very good research and analytical skills. We offer you the best attorneys who possess the necessary skills to ensure that thorough research and analysis is done on your claim before approaching the jury.

LITIGATION CASES BEFORE THE JURY

We take legal actions against an employer on your behalf.. We are aware that the defendant’s workers’ compensation attorney would look to reduce your damages in this trial. For this reason we ensure that your claim is well analyzed and strategized before litigation. Also, our attorneys have good experience in litigation and are very strong in trial cases. More often than not, Workers Compensation claims fail in a lawsuit due to the inexperience of the lawyer.

  1. Staying up to date with developments in the law
  2. Taking your depositions, that of your physician and every concerned party
  3. Drafting of all legal documents

NEGOTIATIONS FOR A GOOD SETTLEMENT

If you sustain a job related injury that might have a lasting effect on your mental and physical health, which may also limit your ability to work, you may be eligible for some benefits. While it’s an option to accept whatever amount is paid to you without objection, some might consider it better to reject. Accepting without objection makes certain that you will be receiving some money from your insurance company.  Declining the initial amount of payment leaves you with two options

  1. Going to a trial to have a judge give a verdict on the dispute
  2. Negotiate a settlement with the insurance company.
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Whichever path that you decide to take, we will be with you until you receive what is yours. Just like everything else in the world, there are positives as well as negatives to consider when exploring the option of negotiating for a settlement. Some of the pros associated with exploring the option of settlement include –

  1. Although it’s not frequent, but you stand a risk of having the judge decide that you get less than what the insurance company offered if you choose to go through a trial.
  2. The process involved in getting a hearing is always a tedious one and it’s still not guaranteed that you’ll get a hearing. On the other hand, accepting a settlement saves you all that trouble and anxiety.
  3. In a settlement, there’s the option to receive monetary value from your insurance company in exchange for future benefits that you might never use.

The possible CONS with settlements would include-

  1. The downside to accepting a lump sum of payment rather than weekly payment is that one stands a chance of squandering the money at once, and easily.
  2. Although we’ll be mindful in negotiating your settlements, it’s common to find that some future benefits are reduced due to settlements.
  3. Receiving monetary value in exchange for future benefits was mentioned earlier as a pro, however, it fits in this category perfectly too. It’s a risk to give up your medical your right to future medical treatments if you know that you might be in need of surgery or medical expenses in the future.

STRUCTURING THE SETTLEMENT

It’s also in line with our responsibility to ensure that settlement agreements are favorable and substantial in the future. This is usually the point where the effect of the compensation attorney becomes apparent. In fact one of the skills needed to be successful as a compensation attorney is possessing top notch speaking and writing skills. Our compensation attorneys ensure that attention is given to wordings of a settlement agreement as it could affect the value of future benefits.

It’s not untrue that it could be really challenging to deal with all the paperwork involved in securing workers’ compensation. The hurdles involved before benefits can be secured points to the fact that hiring the services of a compensation attorney could be your surest bet in getting this process completed and over with.

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Call Now To Schedule A Free Consultation With A Workplace Accident Attorney.

NO UPFRONT COSTS. WE DO NOT GET PAID UNLESS YOU DO.