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Helping Injured Workers in Santa Ana, California File Claims for Workers’ Compensation Benefits.

If you have been injured on the job or suffered a work-related illness while you were within the scope of your employment, then you might be eligible to make a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits are generally awarded without regard to fault, and in most cases, individuals cannot make a civil claim for personal injuries or file a civil lawsuit arising out of the accidental injury directly against their employer.

If you have suffered a work-related injury or illness, the Santa Ana California accidental work injury attorneys at Hess & Nghiem can assist you with bringing a workers’ compensation and possible third-party claim. Please call us today at (657) 333-5726 or contact us online to learn more about how we could assist you with filing your claim.

Available Benefits

If you have suffered a work-related injury or illness, then you might be able to claim various benefits pursuant to California workers’ compensation laws. The first step that you should take after sustaining an accidental injury while on the job is to notify your employer or direct supervisor. Specifically, you should ensure that the notification is in writing and that you retain the workplace accident report for your future reference.

Depending on your individual injuries and circumstances, you might be able to recover some or all of the following benefits from your employer as part of a workers’ compensation claim:

  • A portion of your lost wages
  • Coverage for all related medical treatment and bills
  • Vocational rehabilitation training
  • Temporary and/or permanent disability benefits

An experienced Santa Ana California accidental work injury attorney could help you determine which benefits you might be eligible for and could pursue a claim on your behalf.

Potential Third-Party Claims

Generally speaking, civil lawsuits against an employer for accidental illnesses or injuries sustained while on the job are not permitted. However, in some instances, you might be eligible to pursue a third-party claim against some other individual or entity. These claims are especially prevalent with injuries that occur on job sites, such as construction sites.

For example, if you suffer an on-the-job injury at a construction site that was caused by a defective piece of scaffolding or some other construction equipment, then you might be able to file a third-party claim or lawsuit directly against the equipment manufacturer, based upon a product defect. As part of your third-party claim, you could also make a demand for noneconomic damages, such as pain, suffering, inconvenience, loss of enjoyment of life, or loss of use of a body part, depending upon your circumstances.

Speak with a Santa Ana, California Accidental Work Injury Attorney Today

If you have suffered a work-related injury or illness, let the knowledgeable legal team at Hess & Nghiem assist you with bringing a workers’ compensation and/or a third-party claim, as necessary. To schedule a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a Santa Ana California accidental work injury attorney, please call us at (657) 333-5726 or contact us online to learn more.

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    I was referred to Phil and Ed by a good friend after my two prior lawyers dropped the ball on my case. I was viciously assaulted at a bar. Phil and Ed took my case on and it was night and day. They stood up for me and kept in regular contact. I never had to guess what was going on with my case. They conducted a thorough investigation and collected crucial evidence that helped prove my case. Initially, the bar refused to take responsibility but eventually the bar relented after the job Phil and Ed did. Ultimately, the case resolved favorably for much more than I expected. Thanks so much again Phil an Ed!

    Rudy G.
    Bar Assault
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    Not backing down, Phil and Ed pressed forward and never once compromised our position. After the insurance company kept increasing their offer and wanting us to negotiate, Phil and Ed refused to relent and accept anything less than what we initially asked. Basically, their response each time to the insurance company was pay our original demand or we are going to trial. It worked! Eventually, after bidding against themselves, the insurance company finally offered to pay the original amount we wanted. I couldn’t be more impressed with the way Phil and Ed handled my case. They really stood up for me and took on a case that was by no means a simple one. Thanks again fellas!

    Mark W.
    Personal Injury
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    I can’t say enough great things about Phil Nghiem. He was on my case from the minute I called him. He got things handled from day one immediately and made me feel supported and taken care of. His office staff was the same way, replied to every email immediately and addressed all of my concerns. I got into a car accident and called him, and I am SO GLAD I did. He got me the compensation I was entitled to and fought for me and my well being the whole way through. He took are of everything so that I just had to worry about getting my health back. He and his staff really care about YOU and do not treat you like another name in the book. They help you step by step and always keep you in the loop. I can’t thank him enough for helping me through this excruciating ordeal.

    Kahiwalani M.
    Personal Injury
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    I’d like to start off by saying that Phil is incredibly passionate about what he does, he’s very kind-hearted, and he genuinely cares for his clients. I was struck by a hit-and-run driver, who was fleeing from the police in a stolen vehicle with no insurance. Given the circumstances of my car accident, Phil was able to negotiate an incredible sum to be paid out by my insurance. It made my day when he was able to share the news. Most attorneys would have settled earlier in the case for significantly less. Overall, I had a pleasant experience and the end of my investigation was a success. Thank you again Phil, I am eternally grateful for everything that you’ve done for me.

    PS. Phil’s office is quite the drive for me, but he’s very accommodating and we managed to make things work with EASE. So don’t hesitate to contact him regardless of where you’re from because he’ll take care of you.

    Shawn N.
    Car Accident
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    I was involved in a rear end accident and was referred to Phil from my chiropractor. Honestly I was nervous to take on an attorney because I was already overwhelmed by everything involving the accident but Phil really put me at ease. He took the time to explain things to me in a way I could understand and wasn’t pushy at all for me to hire him. I’m really glad I chose Phil because I literally didn’t have to worry about anything after that meeting. He set me up with one of his associates named Bri and she was always so quick to respond whenever I had questions. On top of that they worked hard to reduce my other fees and got me a nice settlement too! I’m thankful for all the help they provided and will definitely use them again if I ever need it.

    Yen P.
    Car Accident
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    I’m so glad I hired Phil to help me after my car crash. My car was totaled after a driver ran a red light and struck me. For days, I didn’t have a car to get to work and school. Finally, I decided to hire an attorney and eventually found Phil. He immediately got to work. My accident happened at an intersection where there was a restaurant. Phil personally went out to the restaurant and obtained video footage that captured the crash showing that I was not at-fault. I couldn’t believe that he actually did this. He then helped me get into a rental and get medical treatment. I am completely satisfied with Phil. He truly went above and beyond to get me through this difficult time in my life.

    Richard B.
    Car Crash
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