"I Was Injured At Work...How Am I Going to Pay My Bills?!"
I hear the fear in employees' voices over and over again. Usually when my phone rings and an injured worker is on the other line, the frustration and desperation is evident in the person's voice from the first minute of our conversation. They are worried that they will not be able to go back to work temporarily - or possibly forever. They are concerned that they themselves might be "negligent" (not a factor in California Workers' Comp), that the employer will fire them if they file a workers' comp claim, that they won't be able to feed their families if they stay home injured, that they won't be able take care of their rent, or pay their bills, child support, alimony, etc., because of their work injury. They want to know what to do...NOW!
Work injuries are very stressful for physical or manual laborers who need to make ends meet and rely on their bodies to put food on the table. A single incident or years of repetitive motions like lifting, bending, pushing, pulling, gripping, grasping, squeezing, operating heavy machinery, carrying heavy items, climbing, crawling - you name it - wear on the human body. But while some type of injury is usually inevitable, suffering from a work injury doesn't need to create the incredible fear and anxiety that often comes with the physical pain.
Even though California Workers' Compensation law is a niche field loaded with tons of unique acronyms, unbound by the ordinary legal rules of evidence, and filled with a variety of unusual-sounding hearings (held at an Appeals Board that looks more like a classroom than a courtroom), an experienced attorney can make the process as painless as possible for you.
By handling all tasks involved with your claim, from communicating with the insurance company to attending hearings on your behalf, defending you at depositions, scheduling your medical treatment, and aggressively negotiating (and thereby maximizing) your ultimate monetary settlement, an experienced and polished trial lawyer will navigate the system for you so you don't have to face the big insurance company alone.
If you were injured or hurt at work in any way, call the "Best Closer," Jamie S. Adler, for a free consultation and evaluation of your case at (310) 567-7993. You can also submit a message to the Law Office of Jamie S. Adler at any time, day or night by visiting us at https://www.jsalawfirm.com. Mr. Adler will get back to you ASAP, as he treats clients like family, and cannot wait to fight for them!