Termination, demotion, or otherwise discriminatory acts against an employee due to a work-related injury is unacceptable. At Jones Legal, we work to hold every employer guilty of these illegal acts accountable while protecting your job and your rights. We will fight to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve as well as any treatment or rehabilitation needed to return your health to its fullest extent. 

What is Workers’ Compensation?

Every state has different laws for workers compensation. In most states, including California, The Division of Workers’ Compensation’s purpose is to provide injured employees with compensatory benefits to recover from their work-related illness or injury. This includes things such as covering medical expenses and any lost wages or lost earning capacity. In return for workers’ compensation, the injured employee does not possess the right to sue his or her employer in the case of a work injury.

An employee who suffers an injury or illness while completing work activities likely has a solid  workers’ compensation case and may receive financial compensation without the need to prove fault or negligence on another’s behalf. 

Moreno Valley Workers’ Comp Lawyer Fighting for YOUR Rights

If you need an attorney that will fight for your rights, ensure you receive just compensation, and get you back to work as soon as possible, contact Moreno Valley Attorney at Law Jennifer Jones today!

What Happens When You Get Hurt at Work in California?

If you sustain injuries at work in California, you most likely have many questions. Most of these questions probably boil down to “What do I do next?” The truth is, workers’ compensation claims can be difficult to handle on one’s own. When you are suffering with an injury, the legal process that accompanies a workers’ comp claim is the last thing you want to deal with. However, at the same time, you want to know that it’s being done right. That is why it is so important that employees who go through the workers’ comp process have a qualified attorney on their side dealing with the legalities of it. 

Common Workplace Accidents

There are a number of accidents that can cause injuries in the workplace. In California, workers’ compensation will cover almost all accident or injury types as long as the employee suffers the injuries while performing occupational tasks and didn’t intentionally inflict the accident upon themselves. However, some accidents do occur more often than others. Some of the more common types of workplace injuries include the following:

  • Burns
  • Electrocution
  • Chemical exposure
  • Equipment malfunction
  • Getting caught between objects/equipment
  • Slips 
  • Trips
  • Falls
  • Struck by objects
  • Transportation accidents

What Workers’ Compensation Damages are Available in California?

In the state of California – as well as most other states – workers’ compensation benefits include any economic damages relating to your injury. Economic damages encompass costs such as emergency room care, doctor’s visits, tests, treatments, medications, medical equipment, and travel costs. Workers’ comp programs also include temporary or permanent disability benefits, supplement job displacement, and death benefits, if applicable. 

One of the differences between a workers’ compensation claim and a personal injury claim is that workers’ comp covers only economic damages, while personal injury covers both economic and noneconomic damages. 

Do I Need a Moreno Valley Workers’ Comp Lawyer?

There are a few reasons for which it is important to obtain a workers’ compensation lawyer when pursuing a claim. The first reason is if your employer’s insurance company attempts to deny your claim. A workers’ comp attorney will work to prove your claim. In addition, she will ensure that it is taken seriously by the insurance company. This is in order to get you the maximum amount of compensation available to you. 

Secondly, many injured workers are unaware of their rights under workers’ compensation laws. For example, many do not know that they are entitled to selecting their own doctor for their injuries. Often, they simply accept the medical treatment administered by an employer-selected doctor without question. This leads to many injured workers not receiving the medical care and rehabilitation services they need. 

Finally, even if an insurance company doesn’t try to deny your claim, they may not award you with the amount of compensation that you deserve. Having a skilled Moreno Valley workers’ comp lawyer can make certain that you are getting everything you are entitled to.

Contact Jones Legal Team for Workers’ Compensation Representation in Moreno Valley, CA

The workers’ compensation system was created to provide an orderly approach to compensate employees who receive injuries while on the job. Despite its seemingly innocent beginning, it has since evolved into a sort of adversarial scheme. It is common for employers’ insurance companies to attempt to limit the benefits their employees receive. Receiving the best outcome from your workers’ compensation claim requires the assistance of an experienced lawyer. One who understands the ins and outs of the workers’ compensation system. An attorney like Jennifer Jones knows how to tailor that to best benefit you.

As your advocate, Jones Legal will navigate the complex system that is the workers’ compensation process. She will help you take full advantage of the benefits provided by law. Call or click the contact button today to see what we are able to do for you and your claim! Request a consultation today by calling (951) 742-7213.