If a California worker is involved in an accident on the job, it sparks a series of events. First and foremost, any employee who suffers workplace injuries will want to seek immediate medical attention. Sadly, many on-the-job accidents result in serious and even fatal injuries. Workers who survive their injuries need to know what to do in order to report an accident and file a claim for benefits, especially if they must take time off work during recovery.
Some workers encounter legal problems in connection with a workplace injury. It is important for workers to know and understand their rights regarding employment laws. For instance, many workers do no realize that it is unlawful for an employer to terminate a person’s employment because of a workplace injury.
A top priority for injured workers is getting the care and treatment and support they need to achieve as full a recovery as possible. Getting back to work is typically the ultimate goal of workers who have been injured in on-the-job accidents. Workers’ compensation provides benefits to help cover medical expenses and replace lost wages in the meantime.
The Law Office of Gary C. Nelson, in California, is committed to providing strong legal support to any man or woman who has suffered workplace injuries. This includes those who have chronic conditions such as injuries associated with repetitive stress syndrome. A first logical step to take is to seek clarification of employment laws. It is wise to schedule a consultation with an experienced workers’ comp attorney to discuss a specific case.