Every employee deserves to work in a safe environment. Unfortunately, far too many companies and employers fail to provide adequate protection for their employees. Each day, countless workers throughout Southern California are injured on the job due to poor working conditions or negligence by their employers. Many result in serious or catastrophic injuries that can affect a person’s ability to function physically, earn a living and their overall quality of life. If you have been injured on the job due to the negligence of others, it is crucial to recover the maximum compensation to account for your medical expenses, damages and lost wages. The first step is to seek representation from a Los Angeles work injuries attorney with a track record of protecting the rights of accident victims.
In most cases, those who suffer injuries at the workplace do not file personal injury lawsuits against their employers. Instead, many injured employees pursue a workers’ compensation claim. The workers’ compensation system is designed to provide employees with fixed monetary rewards to account for their injuries and illnesses without having to bring litigation against their employers. In many cases, workers’ compensation insurance coverage does not provide sufficient compensation to account for medical expenses, treatment and lost wages. Recent changes to California’s worker’s compensation laws have limited the types of benefits available to injured. Even worse, some companies do not provide workers’ compensation coverage.
There are many cases, where employers blatantly disregard the safety of their workers. For example, allowing employees to work in a building infested with asbestos, but failing to remove or warn workers of the hazard. Some injured workers may also be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit for third-party work accident cases, which allow employees to pursue a workers’ compensation claim along with legal action against a responsible party that is not the employer. In these case, the injured worker is the first party, while the employer is the second party. Among the damages injured workers can seek include:
The selection of a Los Angeles work injuries attorney is an important decision. It can often make the difference between receiving the compensation you deserve or getting short changed. The legal team at Kristensen LLP utilize an aggressive and comprehensive approach to help place clients in the best position to succeed. From the the time a prospective client visits for their free initial consultation, our personal injury attorneys will take the time to address all of their questions and concerns. Once a person becomes a client, we immediately begin building your case. If you have been injured at the workplace due to the negligence of others, it is vital to to recover the proper settlement to address all of your expenses and lost earnings. To learn more contact our Los Angeles law office today and schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case.