Workplace Injury Compensation Start Your Recovery & Get Back on Track

If you were injured on the job, you might question whether you can get compensated for your injuries. The experienced workplace injury attorneys at Fiore Legal can help you file a workers’ compensation claim backed by strong medical evidence or pursue an appeal if the initial workers’ comp claim was denied. Depending on the circumstances, we may also be able to sue third parties for personal injury damages on your behalf.

Common Workplace Injuries in California

Some of the most common workplace injuries include the following:

  • Lacerations
  • Sprains, strains, and tears
  • Back injury
  • Neck injury
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Amputation 
  • Internal organ injury 
  • Broken bones or fractures
  • Inhaling toxic fumes (causing respiratory illness or cancer)

At Fiore Legal, our attorneys have extensive experience filing claims for many workplace injuries. Contact us, even if you don’t see your injury on this list.

Additionally, you'll need a physician’s evaluation of the physical injury or trauma suffered as critical evidence in a workplace injury claim. We have a dedicated network of medical practitioners to help ease this process and obtain the documentation you need to get the damages award you deserve.

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Primary Causes of Accidents in the Workplace

Common causes of workplace injury in California include the following:

  • Lack of proper training or instruction
  • Poorly maintained equipment
  • Safety violations at the workplace
  • Obstructed exits and walkways
  • Failure to adhere to standards, limits, and restrictions
  • Missing or obstructed signage
  • Dangerous spills, leaks, or gas emissions
  • Incompetent or negligent supervision

You should consult with our strategy-driven workers’ compensation attorneys as soon as possible to identify your best legal options.

Deadlines to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim in California

California has strict deadlines for filing workplace injury lawsuits, known as statutes of limitations. You must report your injuries to your employer within 30 days of the accident, as your workers' compensation claim could be denied if you fail to do so. After reporting to your employer, you have one year from the date of injury to file a workers' compensation claim and two years from the date of injury to file a personal injury lawsuit.

Courts and insurance companies in California take these deadlines seriously. You may forfeit your right to financial recovery if you miss an important deadline, even if you have the evidence to prove the other party's negligence. That's where we come in, ensuring everything is reported and filed promptly to recover your highest damages award.

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Should I File a Personal Injury Lawsuit or a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

In California, worker’s compensation refers to a “no-fault” insurance system. The injured worker will be provided compensation for their injuries regardless of fault. You will be entitled to workers ' compensation benefits even if you are 100% responsible for your worksite injury. However, you will also lose your right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the employer to recover losses.

Workers’ compensation benefits are usually enough to cover medical bills and a substantial portion of lost wages. However, they don’t provide pain and suffering damages. Personal injury lawsuits can be filed against any negligent third party to recover out-of-pocket expenses, emotional distress, and pain and suffering.

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Dealing With Workplace Retaliation

California workers should remember that employers are not legally allowed to retaliate against workers for filing an injury claim. Unfortunately, many employers look for reasons to fire an injured worker or otherwise try to shift blame, which may constitute retaliation. As one of California's top-rated workplace injury law firms, we can help you pursue compensation accordingly and get the justice you deserve.

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We will Fight to Maximize Your Workplace Injury Compensation

The seasoned and knowledgeable workplace accident attorneys at Fiore Legal are dedicated to holding responsible parties accountable for their actions and getting justice served. Our attorneys are ranked among the top 1% of lawyers, ensuring the best possible outcomes for all clients. To set up your free and confidential consultation, call 800-440-4157 or reach us online.

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