California is a state with a strong economy and a dynamic workforce. However, even in the Golden State, people can get injured in the workplace.
A work-related injury is any type of physical or emotional injury that a worker sustains on the job or while going to or returning from work. Work-related injuries can be due to a wide number of factors:
- Accidents: Accidents are the most common cause of workplace injuries. They can be due to slips and falls, machine accidents, exposure to hazardous substances, or any other situation that causes physical harm.
- Occupational diseases: Occupational diseases are illnesses that develop as a result of working conditions. They can be produced by exposure to chemicals, noise, dust, or any other hazardous conditions in the workplace.
California workers’ compensation law allows you to receive benefits to pay for your medical bills, lost income, and other expenses related to your injury.
In order to qualify for benefits related to workers’ compensation, you must demonstrate that:
- You were injured on the job.
- Your injury was caused by working conditions.
How to file a workers’ compensation claim
To present a workers’ compensation case, you must submit a claim form to your employer within 30 days of the injury. The company has ten days to investigate your case and decide. If they approve your claim, you will receive benefits beginning on the fourth day after the injury.
It is essential to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer promptly. An attorney can help you figure out your legal rights and can represent you in a lawsuit if you decide to take legal action.
There are resources available to help you recover and get the compensation you deserve.
Contact GB Legal today to schedule a free consultation. We can help you understand your legal options and assist you to succeed in your case.