Maintaining a job and making a steady income is necessary for many residents in California and elsewhere. Thus, when an individual is unable to work because of an injury or illness that occurred in the work environment, it is important that a worker understands what can be done to offset the financial troubles that could stem from this unfortunate event.
At Bender & Gritz, APLC, our attorneys understand how the inability to work, even for a short duration, can cause significant financial harm. A workplace injury or illness can require time off to recover, medical treatment and cause lost wages. This can quickly become overwhelming, causing many employees to question what they can do during this timeframe.
Workers’ compensation benefits are designed to specifically assist workers who have suffered an injury or illness in the work environment; however, obtaining these necessary benefits can be challenging for some. In other cases, an employee may receive some workers’ comp benefits but not enough to offset the losses experienced. This is because an employer’s insurance company will take steps to limit the amount they provide employees.
Our attorneys understand the frustration this can generate, and we take the time to help our clients fully understand their situation and what options they have. Whether it is through negotiations or litigation, our law firm advocates for our clients, helping them meet their goals and make them whole again.
To learn more, check out our law firm’s workers’ compensation website. It may be difficult to navigate life following a workplace injury or illness, but workers should not feel alone during these times. No matter the industry an employee works in or the severity of the injury or illness, it may be possible to apply for and receive workers comp benefits.