Work Accident Attorneys in Santa Ana
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 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.
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 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 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 accidental work injury attorney in California, please call us at (657) 333-5726 or contact us online to learn more.