In California, employers are required by law to pay for medical expenses incurred by an employee due to work-related injuries or illnesses. We handle workers’ compensation cases involving a wide range of injuries, from Spinal Injuries, Torn Rotator Cuff, Carpal Tunnel, Amputations, Brain Injuries, Hearing Loss, Nerve Damage, Cognitive Difficulties to Death Claims due to a work-related injury or illness. Our firm is prepared to handle Denial of Claims and help you recover benefits for all types of injuries. If you believe you have suffered a work related injury or illness, you may be entitled to receive various types of workers’ compensation benefits, such as:
In addition to recovering workers’ compensation benefits, your work-related injury or illness may also give rise to a civil suit, such as a personal injury or wrongful death claim, against a non-employer third party who is responsible for causing your injuries. You may be able to recover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages exceeding the amount you would recover under workers’ compensation from the third party.
Because work-related injuries can give rise to both workers’ compensation claims and civil claims against third parties, it is important to have legal counsel with a broad range of personal injury experience who can both identify and pursue all of your potential claims.
For additional information about personal injury and wrongful death claims, please see our Personal Injury/Catastrophic Injuries/Wrongful Death page.
If you believe you have been injured in a workers’ compensation or third party liability matter, consult a lawyer immediately, as California has strict time limits on when such lawsuits can be filed. For a free consultation, call the Law Offices of Valdez & Valdez today at (559) 486-4070.
Notice: Making a false or fraudulent workers’ compensation claim is a felony subject to five years in prison or a fine of up to $50,000.00 or double the value of the fraud, whichever is greater or both imprisonment and fine.