I Was Injured At Work – What Are My Rights?
As an employee in California, your company is required to hold workers’ compensation insurance. In the event that you are injured while working, this insurance steps in to compensate you as you heal. Alternatively, if the injury is serious enough that you are unable to continue working in your current industry, workers’ compensation can help you transition to a new field.
Get Answers From A San Jose Workers’ Comp Lawyer
Our workers’ comp lawyers make sure you have a thorough understanding of your rights and options if you are injured on the job. Ask the Law Offices of Andrew B. Shin to guide you through the workers’ comp application process or the appeals process.
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Injured Workers’ Rights In California
A work-related injury can be devastating to both you and your family. They depend on you to financially support the home, and when you can’t work, you face more than just financial stress. For this reason, we have made it our mission to reach out to injured workers, to make sure you know your options.
As an injured employee in California, you and your family are entitled to several benefits:
- Financial compensation for health care costs, including travel.
- Disability benefits, either temporary or long term.
- Job retraining if your injury prevents you from continuing in your current position.
- If applicable, death benefits for the surviving family members.
Depending on the nature of your injuries, you may also be entitled to additional benefits under state disability insurance (SDI), Social Security Disability (SSD) or through a lawsuit against a third party. An attorney can help you understand your full rights and pursue compensation through all available channels.
Your Employer Is Not Allowed To Retaliate Against You
Filing for workers’ compensation is your legal right. If your employer threatens you or gives you any negative pressure, you can seek legal action. Should you find yourself facing a backlash at work because you were injured, our San Jose workers’ compensation attorneys can advise you as to your options.
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We can stand up for you against your employer or your employer’s insurance company. Let us be your voice.
Call our San Jose workers’ compensation lawyer at 408-341-6025 for the aggressive protection of your rights.