HOW TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS AT WORKPLACE
A workplace accident can leave you perplexed, terrified and in distress. Understanding what steps to take can assist you to manage the emotional agitation, protect your rights & put you on the path to healing. We at the Law Offices of Dr. Peter M. Schaeffer, can be the right work injury lawyer you are looking for as we counsel injured workers throughout the workers’ comp claims process.
WHAT TO DO AFTER A WORK INJURY
When a job related injury occurs, it’s important to keep a clear head & take certain actions that will protect and enhance your claim. In the order of priority, you should:
Look for quick medical attention — If your injuries are severe, get to a hospital or other qualified emergency care as soon as possible. Even the injuries that seem less than critical must be given medical diagnosis & treatment.
Document the scene — If you’re able, make a note of what happened and get the names of those present, who might later be able to give a statement or testify. Take photographs from as many angles as possible. If you’re unable to take these actions yourself, consider requesting a co-worker to make a document of the scene.
Write to your employer — In California, injured workers must inform their employer to the injury within 30 days. If you’re suffering from a disease you suspect was caused by working circumstances, the notification must come within thirty days of when you first noticed it.
Don’t sign anything — No one should ask you to do anything more than provide your employer written notice of the injury. Without legal counsel, you should sign nothing further.
Contact a work injury lawyer — As soon as possible, contact a work injury lawyer who can make sure you’ve met your requirements, file your workers’ compensation claim, create a strong case to support negotiation of your claim & check whether any third parties, such as visitors, contractors, or property owners might be held liable through a separate personal injury lawsuit.
While you have 1 year to file a workers’ compensation claim in California, it is to your benefit to get our lawyers working on your case & fighting for maximum benefits right away.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A WORK INJURY LAWYER
Hiring a work injury lawyer is the best way to protect yourself after a job injury. Here are some significant reasons to consider Law Offices of Dr. Peter M. Schaeffer:
Experience — We’ve been protecting the rights of injured workers for more many years.
Specialized — We have attorneys who are specialized in Workers compensation.
Results — We have a proven history of maximized recovery for our injured workers.
Resources — We have the right mix of experience and resources to pursue complex occupational injury & disease claims.
Compassion — We fight to protect our injured workers’ rights with care and understanding that delivers peace of mind & helps them on the path to healing.
Filing a workers’ compensation claim without competent a work injury lawyer advice can put you at risk of getting a lower settlement offer for your injury. Your employer & its insurance company will have a team of attorneys working to pay as little as possible on your claim. We fight back to maximize your award.
DISCUSS YOUR EQUIPMENT ACCIDENT WITH OUR WORK INJURY LAWYER
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.