Our attorneys at Gaylord & Nantais are among the finest Long Beach workers’ compensation attorneys, having over 40 years of expertise helping clients maximise the benefits associated with workers’ compensation claims. We assist our customers in successfully navigating the workers’ compensation procedure. Our objective is to offer our customers with the finest quality legal services in a timely manner.
People face the risk of accidents on their daily commute to work, but injuries caused during such accidents are not typically covered under workers’ compensation laws. However, there are certain exceptions when a worker who is injured while commuting to work can successfully file for a compensation claim.
People who are self-employed may not benefit from certain types of insurance like an employee would. If you are self-employed or an independent contractor, the cost of covering yourself with a Workers’ Compensation policy may be so high that it isn’t really worth the effort or the expense.
Receiving a worker’s compensation may lead to litigation that requires you to give a deposition that explains your side of the story. A legal deposition is just one way for you to give your statement. Depositions can be used to help establish a case or they can be used in court proceedings if necessary.
When a family member dies in a work-related accident, the actual loss is devastating. It can also cause extreme financial hardship for the family members who have been left behind. Even though Worker’s Compensation and survivor benefits are available, the family may not be able to get the compensation they deserve on their own.
Receiving an injury while on the job can be financially devastating. In some cases, if your injury is severe enough, you may not be able to return to your old job. This can mean limited financial resources long after your Workers’ Compensation benefits run out. When this happens, the first thing many people want to do is sue their employer. While this is an option, it is only acceptable if your employer was intentionally negligible and that their actions were the direct cause of your injury.
All industries carry some level of risk in terms of hearing loss or other occupational hazards. The health care and social assistance sector are no different. Employees who work in these industries are sometimes exposed to loud noises for long periods of time which can gradually damage their hearing. With the proper ear protection, many of these reported cases could have been prevented.
Whether you are injured on the job or on company property, your employer will most likely be required to pay for at least a portion of your medical bills. The amount of their liability will be determined by several factors, including whether you were injured during your shift or after you clocked out and left. If you were injured on the property after hours, you may have to prove their liability.