Have You Been Injured at Work? Let Us Help You Get for the Compensation You Deserve
Getting injured on the work may cause a lot of problems. You may be concerned about the money you will miss while out of work, in addition to the pain of the injury and the cost of your medical treatment. DLC LAW is here to put your mind at ease about these concerns.
Our skilled lawyers, two of whom are Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist by the State Bar of California, will assist you in pursuing fair and adequate compensation for your injuries, whether through a workers’ compensation claim or a third-party claim or lawsuit. Our knowledgeable attorneys can assist you in the proper path and decide if you have both sorts of claims or only one.
What kind of claim should I file?
Workers’ compensation covers all workplace accidents, even if they were your fault. However, you will not be able to claim damages for pain and suffering if you choose this path.
If your accident was caused by someone other than your employer’s carelessness, it’s usually in your best interests to file a personal injury claim against that individual. In many cases, you can file a personal injury claim as well as a workers’ compensation claim at the same time. A personal injury claim allows you to seek compensation for a wide range of losses, including:
- Past medical expenses
- Estimated future medical expenses
- Suffering and pain
- Emotional anguish
- Lost income
- Lost earning capacity
We provide top-notch representation for all types of third-party liability workplace accidents at DLC LAW. For instance, we deal with instances involving:
- Commercial truck drivers being struck by other vehicles
- Delivery worker slip and fall cases
- Faulty products injuring construction workers
- Head injuries to an office worker who had a faulty light fixture fall on them
Have you been unable to work due to mental injuries related to work
Not all injuries are physical. Not all injuries show up on an x-ray. Some are mental injuries and they can be just as devastating and debilitating as physical injuries. Some of the most common mental injuries a person might experience at work include:
- Work-related stress that prevents you from effectively doing your job
- Psychological injuries due to sadness and worry as a result of being unable to work due to a physical injury
- Traumatic events that can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder.
When it comes to psychological injuries, our attorneys are well-versed in California workers’ compensation law and have a lengthy track record of obtaining favorable outcomes for our clients. We are a team of skilled lawyers and caring individuals. We want to assist you in obtaining the advantages you require and deserve.
Stress related to work
In certain situations, a person who has experienced an excess of stress in the workplace can receive workers’ compensation benefits and/or file a personal injury lawsuit. That said, it is not enough to say that you have experienced stress. A physician must confirm the diagnosis and the fact that you are unable to work at capacity due to the stress.
If you are dealing with this situation, DLC LAW can help you connect the dots to get the medical, legal and financial help you need.
In California, psychiatric injuries are compensable under the state’s legal system. California law provides for compensation for a wide range of disabilities originating from job-related mental stress, including but not limited to psychological stress that results in mental illness, physical illness, or a combination of the two.
Recent modifications in the legislation have tightened qualifying requirements and raised the bar for demonstrating cases of mental stress-related impairment to a higher standard of proof. It is no longer possible to receive compensation for psychological stress injuries produced by routine personnel activities, for example. In order to file a claim for cumulative mental stress injuries, a worker must typically have worked for the company for at least 6 months.
In addition, more mental stress situations result in expensive litigation, and the expenses of providing therapy, evaluation, and compensation can be exceedingly expensive. This is why you need an attorney on your side.
Call now for a no-obligation consultation
You can contact DLC LAW for urgent assistance if you have been hurt in the workplace. Call us at (626) 285-8815 for a free first consultation and advice on the strength of your legal position, the potential value of your case, and your next actions for obtaining compensation from a Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist by the State Bar of California. You may also submit your case inquiry online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, using our case submission form.