Every day people are injured while working for their employer
Work related injuries are unlike personal injury claims. When someone is injured while acting in the course and scope of their employment, this claim falls within the exclusive jurisdiction of workers’ compensation. There are some exceptions to that general rule depending upon the facts of the case.
The status of employee versus independent contractor is very important in determining whether an injury is covered under workers’ compensation. Don’t take your employer’s word that you are an independent contractor. Many employers avoid classifying someone as an independent contractor as opposed to an employee. It is important to talk with a workers’ compensation attorney to determine whether or not you are covered under workers’ compensation.
Typically in a workers’ compensation claim, it is not necessary to prove liability. The fact that you were injured during the course and scope of your employment entitles you to disability and medical benefits.
If someone other than your employer or co-employee caused your injuries, then you might be entitled to other recoveries. This is also known as third-party claims. The Drelich Law Firm specializes in handling third-party claims on behalf of injured employees.
Let our firm help you with your workers’ compensation case
The Drelich Law Firm specializes in handling San Diego workers’ compensation claims. We can make sure that you are receiving the benefits that you are entitled. We can also make sure that you are receiving all the medical treatment that is needed for your injuries. The Drelich Law Firm will see to it that your interests are represented from the beginning of your claim to its conclusion.Notice:
Making a false or fraudulent workers’ compensation claim is a felony subject to up to 5 years in prison or a fine of up to $50,000 or double the value of the fraud, whichever is greater, or by both imprisonment and fine.