CALIFORNIA LAWYERS SKILLED IN WORKERS’ COMP CLAIMS
Emergency workers & first responders come onto the scene soon after harmful situations, such as fire and car accidents. Usually, they are on the front lines of crimes, natural disasters, and accidents. The job is challenging as lives are at stake. First responders & Emergency workers who suffer a disability from on-the-job events may be eligible for workers’ comp benefits. You should contact the Riverside workers’ compensation attorneys at The Law Offices of Dr. Peter M. Schaeffer if you believe that you have a claim.
INJURIES INVOLVING EMERGENCY WORKERS AND FIRST RESPONDERS
First Responders and emergency workers are often in physical risk. For instance, if there is a fire accident, emergency workers may be at threat of smoke inhaling, scars, burns, disfigurement, and any other complications from those. Adverse experiences on the work can trigger post-traumatic stress disorder even in people who are otherwise in good mental health.
First responders may develop PTSD after experiencing a series of traumatic events and suffering work-related stress. Symptoms of PTSD include an exaggerated response to unexpected movements and sounds, deliberate risk-taking, withdrawal from family members and friends, alcohol abuse, and an inability to talk about traumatic events at the workplace.
As an emergency worker or first responder, if you experience physical injuries on the job, our attorneys can assist you to pursue workers’ comp benefits. The benefits that may be available include medical benefits, disability benefits, mileage reimbursement, maintenance benefits, and vocational rehabilitation.
Survivors of a first responder or emergency worker who dies on the job may be entitled to get survivor benefits and funeral expenses. A first responder’s spouse, children, and dependents can get death benefits when a worker dies because of a work injury. The death benefits will be equivalent to two-thirds of the worker’s average weekly wage.
DISCUSS YOUR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLAIM WITH US
Sometimes, insurance companies refuse compensation for certain treatments that are required for the work injured employee. They might even deny that your injuries took place in at the workplace. Discuss your workers’ comp with us and get the benefits you deserve. We helped many employees who are injured at work in 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. Free Consultation offered for all Workers’ Compensation cases, all Work Related injuries, and all Personal Injuries. Contact us today at (951) 275-0111.