San Bernardino Workers' Compensation Lawyer
San Bernardino Workplace Injuries
A workplace injury can be devastating for both you and your family. In addition to physical pain, many injuries result in emotional trauma and financial hardships. Workers' Compensation was designed to ensure that job injury victims receive benefits to cover accident or illness-related expenses, including:
- Medical costs
- Temporary disability benefits
- Permanent disability benefits
- Occupational retraining
- Death benefits
At Pacific Attorney Group, we are knowledgeable in compensation law and can help you with your claim. We can evaluate your case, discuss benefit possibilities and assist you in pursuing a settlement.
Workers' Comp Cases in San Bernardino, California
Under California Workers' Compensation law, if you have been in a workplace accident, such as a
construction accident, your employer is obligated to pay for your medical treatment and, in many cases, other expenses related to your injury and recovery. This includes a single-injury incident, as well as injuries and illnesses that occur over a period of time.
The workers' compensation program is administered through the Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC), a state agency. According to government guidelines, your employer must send you a claim form within 24 hours after your injury or illness occurred. If you cannot return to work within three days, you are eligible for temporary benefits to cover lost wages. Sometimes benefit disputes arise between the employer and injured worker. These are resolved through the DWC, but may also require the assistance of an experienced San Bernardino personal injury lawyer to ensure your rights are protected.
Workers' Compensation laws can be extremely complex; the various procedures for filing a claim and receiving benefits can also be confusing. Sometimes claims are denied, or you don't receive adequate compensation for your injuries. Navigating through these administrative processes, particularly any roadblocks, can be extremely arduous when you are injured or ill. For this reason, the Pacific Attorney Group has been there to help many clients with their job injury cases. If you have been in a workplace ccident, contact us immediately to learn about your compensation options and get your questions answered regarding benefits.
Contact a San Bernardino workers' compensation attorney
immediately if you have been injured on the job and want to find out about your legal rights.