No matter where you work, there are inherent dangers. Whether you suffer a slip and fall accident in the office lobby, a car accident while driving a company vehicle, or a scaffolding incident at a construction site, you have the right to seek compensation if you are injured at work. Thousands of Californians are hospitalized because of workplace accidents every year.
Since 1987 we have been protecting injured workers’ rights. Under California workers compensation laws you have rights to medical care, temporary disability pay and permanent disability pay even if the accident injury is your own fault. You may have other rights depending on the facts of your particular case. Under the law, employers are required to be insured for workplace accidents. These insurance companies are liable to workers that are injured during working hours. The Dominguez Firm has successfully resolved thousands of worker injury cases involving all sorts of injuries and accidents throughout Greater Los Angeles and Southern California. We have won over $500 Million dollars for injured clients.
Workers’ Compensation vs. Personal Injury
When you are injured during working hours, you have the right to seek compensation through a workers’ compensation claim. With workers’ compensation, you are required report the injury to your employer. If you have not done so, our firm will do so for you. The company then has to pay for any medical treatment for injuries that occurred, your temporary and later calculated permanent disability, and potentially for other benefits.
On the other hand, some worker injury cases involve the fault or partial fault of third party(ies) – a party other than your employer. You will want to talk with the award-winning team at The Dominguez Firm to determine whether you should pursue a workers’ compensation case or a personal injury case or both.
Depending on the details surrounding your accident and injury, workers’ compensation, personal injury or both may provide the best results overall. We can help you to pursue an avenue that will be most effective in your case. We are one of the few injury law firms that handles both personal injury, and worker injury cases under the Workers Compensation laws. Thus, if it is determine that pursuing both avenues of recovery is best in your case, you will benefit from a firm that works in tandem with lawyers working both areas of laws in the same firm regarding the same client, and same accident. This avoids conflicting practices from different law firms that may harm either or both sides of the cases.
Causes of Workplace Accidents
- Construction accidents – scaffolding falls, struck-by accidents, caught-in-between accidents, electricity accidents, power tool accidents, asbestos exposure
- Factory accidents – repetitive motion injuries, heavy equipment injuries, conveyor belt accidents, slip and fall injuries
- Industrial accidents – fires, explosions, toxic exposure, chemical burns
- Auto accidents – collisions while driving a company vehicle, truck accidents
- Office accidents – slip and fall accidents, carpal tunnel from typing, toxic exposure
WE CAN HELP
If you suffer a serious debilitating injury at work, you have too much at stake for you and your family’s future well-being. Get our award-winning team to fight for you. An experienced and compassionate lawyer at our firm can help you determine your next move after a workplace accident. If your employer has provided medical care that is inadequate for your injuries, we may be able to change your doctor so that you get the medical care you need. If you have yet to file the required injury claim form with your employer, we will do so for you. We are here to help in all we can after your life is turned upside down from an expected serious injury accident at work.
We will fight to get you the maximum compensation and benefits you deserve. If there is no recovery, there are no fees or costs! You have nothing to lose. We will come to your home or hospital anywhere in Greater Los Angeles. Call us 24/7 for a FREE CONSULTATION: 800-818-1818.