Thousands of people are injured in the workplace every year in California, and those who face this situation need to act quickly to make sure that they enjoy the full protection of the laws that govern these instances. Unfortunately, people who are unfamiliar with these laws may not understand what needs to be done after they are injured. Any delays or mistakes that are made post-injury can lead to serious problems with regards to recovering benefits that should be due to an injured worker. A person who is not sure of how to proceed when facing this challenge should contact a California workers’ compensation lawyer as soon as possible.
The Law Offices of Ernest A. Buongiorno is a law firm that has been providing legal representation for injured workers for more than 25 years. Mr. Buongiorno has helped clients obtain recoveries and he has helped them to be found as disabled when it was an appropriate result. Examples of problems that Mr. Buongiorno has helped to solve include:
- Independent medical exam issues
- Failure to provide benefits
- Disability ratings questions
- Appeals of benefits denials
Of course, many other situations have arisen over the past 25-plus years, but those who are harmed while on the job in California simply need to realize that they should not hesitate to obtain legal help if they are at all unsure of where they stand.
California law dictates that people who are harmed while working may be entitled to the following benefits:
- Medical care
- Mileage expenses for medical care
- Temporary disability benefits
- Permanent disability benefits
- Future medical benefits
- Death benefits
The benefits listed above are just a few examples of the types of protections available to them.
How To Proceed If You’ve Been Injured at Work
If you have been injured at work, you should immediately report the incident to your employer. That leads to required steps that your employer needs to take including filing an insurance claim among other things. If you are unsure of how to proceed, you need to seek the help of a California workers’ compensation attorney who understands how to earn results for injured clients. Contact the Law Offices of Ernest A. Buongiorno today to schedule an initial consultation.