SKILLED WORK INJURY ATTORNEY FOR CALIFORNIA WORKERS
Equipment accidents at work seriously harm workers who are working with machines or in close contact with the equipment. Specific work environments show a higher risk for injuries than others, including warehouses, construction sites, and factories. When equipment crashes and a worker is injured, they may take step by filing a workers’ comp claim. For years, our legal team at Dr. Peter M. Schaeffer has helped employees pursue benefits, sometimes, even if they were partly responsible for an accident. If you are looking for the best work injury attorney in California, choose us.
COMPENSATION BENEFITS BASED ON AN EQUIPMENT ACCIDENT
Workers’ comp laws provide a way for wounded employees to secure benefits following an accident at the workplace. By filing a claim with the insurance firm of the employer’s, victims of workplace accidents start the process of recovering reimbursement for lost wages, medical expenses, and disability payments. The foundation of a successful workers’ comp claim is the medical documentation and evidence that the job caused an injury.
The California workers’ compensation system provides advantages for workers who’ve been injured in an accident that occurs out of & in the course of work despite fault. When a sufferer is hurt at work in an equipment accident, they’re eligible for these benefits. For instance, if a worker is responsible for informing machinery issues but failed to do so, they wouldn’t be barred from recovering benefits if they suffered wounds in the course of their work.
Accidents that involve equipment are different from some workers’ comp cases because they will potentially include a third party. If it failed to produce a harmless product, the equipment manufacturer might be held responsible. Neglecting to correctly test equipment may also subject the third party to liability. An injured worker would pursue a civil claim against this third party, separate from their workers’ comp claim, and seek losses for their harm. If you need a skilled work injury attorney in California, choose us.
Various types of workers’ comp benefits may be available to employees who’ve been hurt in an equipment accident. You can discuss such a case with our work injury attorney. While healing or working part-time after an injury, a workers’ comp claimant may receive temporary partial disability (TPD) benefits. Permanent physical damage that includes the loss of use of a body part may entitle employees to permanent partial disability (PPD) benefits. More permanent failure of both hands or feet, or both legs, as well as total disability, may entitle an employee to permanent total disability (PTD) benefits.
In the case that an equipment accident leads to the death of a worker, the California workers’ comp laws provide for death & survivor benefits. These benefits are two-thirds of the worker’s gross average weekly wage in the year before the injury. Surviving spouses and kids under eighteen are the primary beneficiaries of survivor benefits, or dependents of the employee may receive benefits at the time of their death. Contact our work injury attorney to learn about the benefits you are entitled to.
DISCUSS YOUR EQUIPMENT ACCIDENT WITH OUR WORK INJURY ATTORNEY
Employees who have been hurt by equipment accidents at workplace have rights under California workers’ compensation laws. The Law Offices of Dr. Peter M. Schaeffer serves the State of California and the Riverside and San Bernadino counties, which includes the surrounding communities of Riverside, Corona, Moreno Valley, Hemet, Temecula, and Palm Springs. Our office locations are conveniently located in the cities of Riverside (main office), Temecula, and Palm Springs.