Workers’ Compensation Firm Represents Injured Employees in California
SKILLED ATTORNEYS SEEK BENEFITS FOR WORKERS HURT ON THE JOB IN CALIFORNIA
When you become injured or ill during the normal course of your employment, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation. Most employers are mandated by state law to carry this no-fault insurance program, which provides employees with benefits that cover medical costs, lost wages, and rehabilitation expenses when an on-the-job injury prevents them from performing their normal work duties. The experienced attorneys at The Law Offices of Pavel Sterin, P.C., help workers get fair compensation for injuries and illnesses sustained on the job by assisting with applications and appealing denials. We are committed to helping you get the payments you need when you need them.
RESULTS-ORIENTED CALIFORNIA WORKERS’ COMP LAWYERS SEEK THE BENEFITS YOU’RE ENTITLED TO
While workers’ compensation benefits are provided by employers’ insurance companies, those benefits are mandated by state law, with some exceptions that may depend on the company’s size, type of business, and work done by employees. While benefits vary by jurisdiction, they most often cover:
Medical, hospital and rehabilitation expenses
A percentage of lost wages
Compensation for permanent disability
Costs of retraining
Dependents’ recovery for a worker’s death
It’s important to notify your employer as soon as possible after you’ve sustained an on-the-job injury. Neglecting to do so could affect your ability to claim the benefits you deserve.
DEDICATED ADVOCATES ASSIST WITH YOUR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION APPEAL
The companies who underwrite workers’ comp policies are like all insurance carriers: their goal is to limit liability and pay as little as possible in claim benefits. That’s why it’s essential you’re represented by an experienced workers’ comp attorney who knows the laws governing workers’ comp in California and can help you appeal a denied claim for workers’ comp. You have a limited time to appeal the decision, so it’s important to seek help as soon as possible. We will investigate the reasons for your denial and guide you through the often complicated process of appealing the decision, which may involve appearing with you at hearings before the state’s workers’ compensation board.
KNOWLEDGEABLE COUNSELORS ADVISE ON THIRD-PARTY CLAIMS
If you are eligible for benefits under the workers’ compensation system, you cannot file a separate negligence action against your employer. Workers’ compensation coverage reimburses victims for medical costs, lost wages and rehabilitation expenses. It does not pay for other types of damages available in personal injury actions, such as compensation for pain and suffering. When you believe that someone besides your employer bears some fault for your work-related injury, such as the manufacturer in a defective product case, we can advise whether you may have a third-party claim that will allow you to seek damages in addition to your workers’ comp benefits.
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Skillful California Lawyers Seek Benefits for Workers Hurt in Industrial Accidents
ACCOMPLISHED ATTORNEYS ASSIST EMPLOYEES IN THE ENCINO AREA INJURED IN FACTORIES, REFINERIES AND OTHER WORKSITES
Industrial accidents can inflict tremendous harm on people who work in manufacturing, energy production and other fields that involve heavy equipment or dangerous substances. At The Law Offices of Pavel Sterin, P.C., we represent clients throughout California in workers’ compensation and personal injury litigation so that they can obtain appropriate financial compensation after a harmful workplace incident. Our firm’s attorneys have extensive experience in this area, and we use the knowledge we’ve gained to give injured workers an advantage in court and during settlement negotiations.
EXPERIENCED LITIGATORS HANDLE A FULL RANGE OF INDUSTRIAL INJURY CLAIMS
Our lawyers represent California clients in claims arising from all types of industrial accidents, including those involving:
Fires and explosions
Vehicle and offshore rig accidents
Oil, gas and chemical spills
Dropped or falling objects
Dangerous floor conditions
We conduct a detailed review of the facts in your case, including your medical condition. From there, we develop a complete strategy to achieve your litigation objectives.
DILIGENT LAW FIRM STRIVES TO HOLD ALL LIABLE PARTIES ACCOUNTABLE AFTER A WORKPLACE INJURY
Most people understand that job-related injuries are covered through the workers’ compensation system, which provides benefits for medical expenses and lost wages. However, many serious industrial accidents are caused by the negligence of third parties, such as the manufacturers of faulty equipment. When this occurs, we also bring personal injury actions against the people and entities responsible for the incident that injured you. These actions allow for additional damages, such as pain and suffering.
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California Injury Attorneys Seek Justice for Construction Site Accident Victims
SKILLED LAWYERS HELP INJURED CONSTRUCTION WORKERS IN THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AREA RECOVER COMPENSATION
Construction sites are inherently dangerous workplaces. In fact, one out of five worker deaths in the United States involves construction workers. Every ladder, walkway, platform or scaffold has the potential to seriously injure a worker at the site. If you’ve been injured on a construction site, the experienced injury lawyers at The Law Offices of Pavel Sterin, P.C. will seek the compensation and justice you deserve for the harm you’ve suffered. We represent workers injured on sites in the Encino area and throughout California so they can get the damages they deserve.
CALIFORNIA ADVOCATES HANDLE A RANGE OF CONSTRUCTION INJURY CLAIMS
Nearly every item, tool or machine on a construction site is capable of causing injury, especially when mandated safety procedures are not followed by site owners. Workers may suffer injuries caused by:
Falls from scaffolds or platforms
Falling equipment such as hammers, saws, and other construction tools
Burns and electrocution
Exposure to dangerous materials, including toxic chemicals
The most common causes of work site deaths are falls, falling and moving objects, electrocutions, and workers getting caught or stuck in between surfaces. Our attorneys represent injured workers and their families regardless of the cause of the accident.
Those who have been hurt on California construction sites will have different legal rights and remedies depending on the cause of their injury. Depending on who is responsible for the actions or conditions that caused your injury, our attorneys will either be able to help you file a workers’ compensation claim or bring a third-party claim.
EXPERIENCED WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ATTORNEYS GUIDE CLIENTS THROUGH WORKSITE ACCIDENT CLAIMS
Workers’ compensation is a no-fault insurance system in which employers provide benefits for injured workers. This process is the standard way for injured construction workers to get their medical bills and other costs paid when they’re injured on the job. Although each state has its own workers’ comp regulations, benefits generally cover medical bills and partial wages for the duration of the time that you are injured and unable to work. There may be limits on which doctors you can visit, how much you can recover per week and the duration of payments. Our attorneys strive to get injured construction workers the benefits they are entitled to under California law.
ADVISERS ASSIST INJURED WORKERS WITH THIRD-PARTY CLAIMS FOR COMPENSATION
While the law prevents workers from suing their own employers, it does not prevent lawsuits against other people or companies on a construction site. Workers are frequently able to bring negligence claims against other contractors, subcontractors and property owners for injuries sustained on a construction site. Our lawyers will work with you to decide whether bringing a negligence claim against a third party is an option in your case.
COUNSELORS HELP FAMILIES AFTER FATAL CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENTS
When a construction accident is fatal, our attorneys can help the victim’s family get justice. Families might be entitled to workers’ compensation death benefits that include reimbursement for final expenses and wage replacement. If the accident was tied to a third party’s negligence (as opposed to the victim or employer), we will assist your family in bringing a wrongful death lawsuit that seeks compensation for a range of losses that aren’t included under workers’ compensation.
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