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One type of situation which may lead to a California workers' compensation claim is a specific traumatic incident in which a worker is injured while performing the duties of his or her job. Such incidents can occur in any work environment, from office buildings to warehouses, manufacturing plants to retail stores, construction sites to hospitals. Those who drive vehicles as part of their job can also sustain injuries in work-related traffic accidents. In all of these instances, the worker may be eligible for workers' compensation benefits per California law.
A specific incident could consist of falling from a scaffold, spraining your back while lifting a heavy object, getting hit by falling debris at a construction or industrial site, slipping and falling on a floor or receiving chemical burns at a chemical plant. If you are unsure of whether or not your situation qualifies under workers' compensation guidelines, you should discuss your case with our attorney, who can give you a qualified opinion and advice. Every case is different involving its own set of unique circumstances and facts, with different employers and different injuries. It is important not to discuss your case with anyone else besides your attorney or your medical provider. You do not have to discuss your case (nor should you) with case managers, rehabilitation staff, or others who may inquire.
In some cases, valid claims are denied by workers' compensation insurance carriers. They may assert that your workplace injury was due to non-work activities, that you had a pre-existing condition, or that your injury is not severe enough to qualify. That is when you may need the skilled and aggressive legal services of our firm. Our attorney can diligently investigate the facts of your case, help you get proper medical care, negotiate with the insurance company, and present a convincing case at any necessary hearings.
The Law Offices of Haleh Shekarchian has represented California workers from all walks of life, from construction workers to office workers to hospital staff to tradesmen. We are committed and persistent in pursuing your rights to benefits under the law.