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In a tragic case that shook the community, a group of workers lost their lives in a plane crash while being transported to a work site in the mountains. The families of these workers were left with an unbearable loss and the question of how to move forward. That's when they turned to Napolin Law Firm for help.
Under the leadership of attorney Alexander Napolin, the team at Napolin Law Firm took on the case, fighting for justice and compensation for the families of the workers. The case, Does v. California Workforce Farmers, was a complex one, involving multiple parties and legal challenges. However, the team at Napolin Law Firm was determined to get results.
After months of hard work and dedication, Napolin Law Firm was able to secure a settlement of $6.9 million for the families of the workers. This settlement provided much-needed support for the families as they worked to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of the tragedy.
The settlement in Does v. California Workforce Farmers is a testament to the dedication and commitment of the team at Napolin Law Firm. We understand the devastating impact that accidents and injuries can have on families, and we're committed to fighting for justice and compensation for our clients. If you or a loved one has been injured, don't hesitate to contact us for help. We offer a free consultation to discuss your case and determine the best course of action. Call us 24/7 at (866) NAPOLIN to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney.
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Accidents can happen to workers in any industry, and even those with seemingly low-risk jobs like office workers or teachers can experience injuries. This is why workers' compensation insurance exists - to provide benefits to workers who are injured on the job. However, the workers' compensation claims process can be complex, and workers may not receive the full compensation they deserve.
If you've been injured on the job, you may have questions about the workers' compensation system and what comes next. Your employer may have told you to file a workers' compensation claim, which can be a good first step. However, it's important to understand that workers' compensation claims can be denied or underpaid, leaving you without the support you need.
This is where our workplace accident attorneys come in. We understand the workers' compensation system and can help you navigate the claims process. We can also help you explore other options, such as personal injury claims, to ensure you receive the full compensation you're entitled to.
It's important to note that not all workers' compensation claims are straightforward. Your employer or their insurance adjuster may try to deny or minimize your claim, even if your injuries are legitimate. This is why having a qualified attorney on your side is important. Our team has helped injured workers throughout California, including in Los Angeles County, Orange County, and the Inland Empire, California.
We believe that injured workers deserve fair compensation for their injuries, and we're committed to helping our clients achieve this. We offer support, guidance, and representation throughout the claims process, and we're always available to answer any questions you may have.
If you've been injured on the job, don't hesitate to contact us for help. We offer a free consultation to discuss your case and determine the best course of action. Call us 24/7 at (866) NAPOLIN to speak with a workplace accident attorney. We're here to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Have a workers' compensation claim? You should know your rights under California workers' compensation law! In this article you will find a great online guide to California Workers Compensation. Dial 866-NAPOLIN for help today - Alexander D. Napolin, Esq.
California Workplace Accident Statistics
Every year in California, hundreds of thousands of employees get hurt while working. Data published by the California Department of Industry Relations shows that in just one year, 466,000 workers got hurt at work, and 78% of these injuries happened in the private industry.
In the same year, there were also 376 workers who died from occupational injuries in California. While this is fewer than in previous years, even one worker dying on the job is a tragedy for them and their family.
Certain occupations are riskier than others;
These fields may present wider safety hazards or higher levels of danger.
Some industries are more dangerous than others. While any worker can get injured at work, workers in certain industries are more likely to get hurt. The data shows that the highest number of fatalities happened in industries like agriculture, transportation and utilities, construction, and professional and business services. Typically, jobs that use big machines and equipment, like construction or oil and gas jobs, are more dangerous than other jobs.
Top Causes of Workplace Injuries in California
Workers deserve a safe working environment, but sometimes accidents happen due to safety violations, employer negligence, or equipment defects. The top 10 causes of workplace accidents are slipping, tripping, and falling, falling from heights, falling objects, transportation accidents, equipment and machinery accidents, explosions, fires, electrocutions, building collapses, and trench collapses. These accidents can be serious and cause long-term injuries.
Slips, trips, falls from heights, falling objects and transportation accidents are only a few of the most common types of workplace-related incidents that can result in severe injuries – even if they happen in industries you wouldn’t expect.
Equipment or machinery malfunctions, explosions and fires as well as electrocutions can also lead to dangerous consequences for employees who don't take proper safety protocols into account. Not to mention building collapses and trench disasters which could all be prevented if more attention is paid to worker risk factors.
Serious Injuries Arise From Serious Accidents, But Our Workers' Compensation Lawyers Can Help
Our work injury lawyers in California help workers who have suffered from severe and multiple injuries seek compensation for their harm. Some common serious workplace injuries include head and traumatic brain injuries, burns injuries, electrocution injuries, spinal cord injuries, loss of limb/amputation injuries, crush injuries, back and neck injuries, soft tissue injuries, repetitive stress injuries, bone fracture injuries, and internal injuries. Workers who acquire occupational diseases from their employment are also entitled to compensation.
Learn More About California Workers' Compensation Rights and Benefits
In California, most workers who are injured on the job are covered under workers’ compensation insurance. This system allows workers to seek compensation without having to prove their employer's fault or worry about being barred from recovery due to their own fault. However, the downside is that workers who file workers’ compensation claims are not able to recover their full compensation award, including damages for pain and suffering. Employers are given immunity from liability, which means that workers cannot file a lawsuit against their employer for compensation, and the types of benefits recoverable are limited.
Under California law, all employers with one or more employees must purchase workers’ compensation coverage through a licensed insurance company or the State Insurance Fund. If you've been injured on the job, contact our team of work injury lawyers for a free consultation at (866) NAPOLIN. We can help you understand your rights and seek the compensation you deserve.
Benefits Available Under Workers' Compensation
Workers' compensation law provides for a no-fault system for distributing benefits. This means that so long as the injury occurs at work (with some exceptions discussed below), help is available. Once it is established that the health condition is due to job accident or job factors, the worker is covered. The Code provides for four main benefits and the availability and amount able to be collected varies significantly depending on the nature and extent of the health condition or illness as well as the administration of the policy by the insurance company. Medical Care/Treatment: To cure or relieve the work related injury or illness.
The four main benefits available:
- Medical Treatment to cure or relieve the work-related injury
- Temporary Disability: Money provided to the injured employee as a form of wage replacement while they recover.
- Permanent Disability Benefit: Money provided to the employee to compensate them for a loss of earning capacity due to a work related injury or illness that is permanent in nature
- Job Retraining Voucher: A very limited voucher to be used to retrain an employee who cannot return to their old job because of the job accident or job illness.
Every person’s condition and circumstances are completely unique and will change what and the amount available under workers compensation law. Therefore, it is of absolute importance to seek the advice of an experienced lawyer for advice about a each personalized case.
Workers' Comp. Work Injury Claims Process
Each local district office of the WCAB houses judges that hear disagreements and issue decisions that are binding on all parties concerned. It is every victim’s right to have an attorney at any time during the claims process and to file a case with the WCAB. In fact, most injury victims choose to have an attorney to help them file a lawsuit and make sure their claim is properly administered. This is because, despite being a no-fault benefits system, the process is extremely adversarial. Generally speaking, this is due to the insurance company’s inherent tendency to limit the amount paid to employees as a way to increase profits and lower costs to their client, the employer.
Reporting A Work-Related Injury
Report work injuries to your employer right away and request a workers' compensation claim form. Reporting triggers your employers duty to provide medical treatment while the insurance company decides to either deny or accept liability for your injury.
Filing for a Workers Comp. Claim
Filing for Workers' Compensation benefits, both you and your employer have specific responsibilities. Workers Compensation is an insurance program put in place by the federal government to medically treat and compensate workers who have actually been injured on the job. State mandated insurance coverage that supplies compensation to staff members who suffer occupational injuries and illnesses. Sometimes, victims of work injury have to handle intimidation or resistance on the part of their companies or the insurance company, and we will be their if an appeal is required and to battle any legal issues that develop.
Workers' compensation was initially created to be a simple no-fault system. Since job-related injuries can create many problems for workers and their households, workers' comp. benefits are crucial. Our law firm has mastered a number of elements of workers compensation claims, which arise from vehicle accidents, slip and falls, burns, work accidents and other office related accidents leading to injury or illness. Workers' compensation insurance is planned to provide medical benefits, replacement salaries, and more for workers who suffer work-related diseases, injuries, or other medical concerns.
Types of Injuries Covered Under Workers' Compensation
- The first type that is covered is one that arises on the job from a specific instance of trauma to the body such as a slip and fall resulting in a broken leg.The Two mechanisms of injury are covered under the system.
- The second type of recognized mechanism arises from repetitive job activities such as typing leading to carpal tunnel syndrome. Toxic exposure cases and psychiatric disorder are also covered and each could fall under either mechanism depending on the circumstances. Psychiatric disorder claims are covered, however, unique rules for collecting apply under Labor Code Section 3208.3 so consulting a lawyer about collecting for psychiatric disorder is always a must.
In all circumstances, the injury or illness must at the very least arise out of and in the course of the employment. Once this is established (with the exception for psychiatric disorder that has special rules), there is usually coverage.
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An experienced workers compensation law attorney can help make sure that the worker gets what they are entitled to receive under the Labor Code and applicable Regulations (Rules that further define how claims are to be handled). Here the this lawyer office, experienced and compassionate attorneys advocate for those suffering from job accidents and illnesses by filing the applications for adjudication at the WCAB. Cases are taken on a contingency fee arrangement so that no costs of suit or attorney fees are due up front. This allows ordinary people in need of legal help to obtain our services. And, those in need of assistance can call for a free legal case evaluation without the requirement to retain us or file a lawsuit. – California Workers Compensation Law.
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