Answers To Common Workers’ Compensation Questions
At the Swartz Fogy Law Group, our attorneys draw from 52 years of combined legal experience to help accident victims seek compensation for their injuries. We have seen many different injuries and have assisted a number of different cases. Here are brief answers to some of the most common questions we are asked. For legal advice and representation, contact our office in Fair Oaks at 916-827-1266.
What types of accidents can be included in a workers’ compensation claim?
A wide range of accidents may be covered by workers’ compensation, including slip-and-falls, machinery accidents and repetitive strain injuries. The main purpose of a claim is that if you have been injured on the job as a result of an irresponsible employer or manager, that responsible party should be held accountable for your injuries.
What types of injuries are covered by workers’ compensation?
Injuries that are incurred on the job because of insufficient safety protocols are covered under your claim. This consists of a wide range of potential harm, including asbestos exposure, chemical explosion, burns, fractures, gunshot wounds and traumatic brain injuries.
Are there different types of workers’ compensation claims?
Yes. The type of claim you file depends on the severity of your injuries. For example, if you suffer a temporary injury and are unable to work for a short period of time, you can receive a specific type of compensation based on the fact that you may one day return to work. If you suffer an injury that will affect your ability to do your job on a long-term basis, you may be eligible for permanent disability through Social Security.
What can I do if my claim is denied?
If your workers’ compensation claim has been denied, it is important not to give up hope. A skilled attorney from the Swartz Fogy Law Group can help investigate your case and assist you in pursuing the compensation that you may be entitled to after suffering serious injuries in a workplace accident.
What if my employer tries to get me to accept a settlement?
You are technically allowed to accept any type of settlement that you are offered, but it is not advisable. Insurance agencies will often try to persuade you to accept a lower offer, as it saves them money. It is highly recommended that you retain a skilled workers’ compensation attorney by calling 916-827-1266 to represent you in order to ensure that you receive a fair amount of compensation for your injuries.