A California Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Can Help Secure Benefits
Any person injured on the job in California has the right to workers’ compensation benefits, including coverage for medical care and payments for missed wages while an injured person is unable to work. A California workers’ compensation lawyer at Carrasco Law Group helps people and families across the state get the full workers’ compensation benefits available. We will guide you through the legal process with experience and personal attention and fight tirelessly to get you the benefits that you deserve.
How California Workers’ Compensation Benefits Work
The California workers’ compensation system is designed to make benefits available for people who get injured on the job or develop an illness stemming from their work. It is a form of insurance, and companies and other employers across the state are required to pay in so that benefits are available when needed.
The two primary types of benefits are medical treatment coverage and payments for missed wages while the person is unable to work. Medical treatment generally must come from an authorized provider, while an injured person must show that they cannot return to the job to get missed wages.
It is essential to understand that California’s workers’ compensation system is a “no-fault” program. Injured workers do not have to prove that their employers are to blame for the injury to get benefits. Instead, they must simply show that they were injured or contracted an illness while working.
Why You Need a California Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Although the workers’ compensation system is intended to get injured people benefits quickly and avoid long court battles over workplace accidents, it does not always work that way. Sadly, many employers and their insurers often drag out claims and look to reduce or even avoid paying benefits.
Two common defenses that employers and insurers raise are that the accident did not actually happen while the person was performing their job or that the injury results from a pre-existing condition. In some cases, they may also argue that the injured person did not go through the required steps of reporting the injury and seeking attention from an approved doctor.
At Carrasco Law, we are well aware of some employers’ and insurers’ tactics to try to cheat their employees out of benefits. However, firm Founder E. Christina Carrasco is a seasoned California workers’ compensation lawyer with a strong track record of getting injured people the benefits they deserve. That includes assisting medical workers, teachers, police officers, firefighters, and horse racing jockeys.
We are pleased to be able to take cases on a contingency basis, which means we do not get paid unless we get benefits for you.
Speak with a California Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one has been injured at work in California, Carrasco Law Group can help you seek workers’ compensation benefits. Contact us online to schedule an appointment for a free consultation with a workers’ compensation lawyer. Se habla Espanol.