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Sustaining a workplace injury can lead to significant setbacks for a victim. Any worker injured in the Santa Ana area deserves to receive their rightful workers’ compensation benefits. Unfortunately, there are times when aggressive insurance carriers or employers delay or deny workers’ comp claims.
At DiMarco Araujo Montevideo, our team is here to help when you need a Santa Ana workers’ compensation attorney by your side. We have the resources necessary to fully investigate work injury claims, and we know what it takes to stand up to insurance carriers and employers to make sure that our clients receive the compensation they are entitled to. Additionally, we are ready to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against any third party on behalf of our clients if necessary to ensure that they are fully compensated.
California has strong worker protection laws, and this includes ensuring that almost every employee in the state is covered through workers’ compensation insurance. Additionally, employers in this state are required to abide by regulations set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and its state counterpart CAL/OSHA.
The workers’ compensation system in California is designed to be a “no-fault” system. This means is that injured employees are entitled to receive various types of benefits regardless of how the injury occurred. So long as an injury took place while an employee was performing job-related duties, they will typically be entitled to workers’ comp benefits.
At DiMarco Araujo Montevideo, we understand that workplace injuries can happen to anybody, regardless of what industry they are employed in. If we turn to data available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), we can see that there were around 2.8 million non-fatal injuries or illnesses across the US during the latest reporting year.
Workers in Santa Ana often sustain a range of injuries that lead to them needing workers’ compensation benefits. Our attorneys regularly help clients who have sustained the following types of injuries:
Additionally, we also know that workplace injury victims sustain injuries and illnesses that occur over longer periods of time. This can include repetitive motion injuries that can take months or years to develop. Our attorneys also acknowledge that many occupational illnesses, including cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, and some types of cancers, do not show up until years after a person has been exposed to hazardous conditions in the workplace.
Workplace injuries can occur in a wide variety of ways, and our attorneys regularly discover the following causes of the injuries listed above:
Workers’ compensation insurance in Cali is designed to provide a range of benefits if a worker sustains an on-the-job injury. Our Santa Ana workers’ compensation attorneys help clients recover the following types of compensation:
Additionally, we can also help family members recover death benefits in the event a workplace injury or illness results in a fatality.
The total amount of compensation available to victims in these cases will vary depending on various factors related to each particular situation. In general, all medical expenses related to the injury will receive coverage. Admittedly, the state does use complex formulas when it comes to determining how much compensation to pay victims for any permanent injuries. Our attorneys have extensive experience helping clients recover maximum compensation for their temporary and permanent injuries.
Work injury victims need to be aware of two deadlines related to their injury claims. The first deadline relates to reporting an injury to an employer or supervisor. Under California law, any person who has sustained an on-the-job injury or illness must report it to their employer or supervisor within 30 days from the day they become aware of the condition.
However, employer notification is only the first part of this process. This is not the same thing as actually filing the workers’ compensation claim. Work injury victims in California have one year from the date their injury occurs or from an illness diagnosis to file their claim, or they will lose the ability to recover the compensation they are entitled to.
If you or somebody you care about has sustained a workplace injury but are having trouble receiving the compensation you are entitled to, contact the team at DiMarco Araujo Montevideo for help as soon as possible. Our attorneys have decades of experience handling complex injury claims, and we have built the infrastructure necessary to fully support our clients. We will investigate your work injury case, stand up to aggressive insurance carriers, and represent you throughout every step of this process. When you need a Santa Ana workers’ compensation attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at (714) 783-2205.