Inadequate safety standards and defective equipment injure and claim the lives of employees each year. In order to protect workers from lack of medical care in these situations, workers' compensation was established. One of the problems with workers' compensation is that quite often it is far less than the amount that is actually needed to pay for medical care. It may not cover other damages such as pain and suffering, future medical care and lack of consortium. When your employer subscribes to worker's compensation he or she provides compensation on the grounds that you will not legally be able to sue them if you are injured in the workplace. The legal proceedings surrounding workplace injury claims can get very detailed and complex, it is crucial that an accomplished Riverside workplace injury attorney assist you in your claim to recover damages from the accident.
Workplace injuries can be so severe as to cause permanent disability such as in cases of paraplegia and quadriplegia. This type of serious injury may take years of rehabilitative therapy and cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. It is best to take your case immediately to a qualified workplace injury attorney from The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus. You may have a case with a third party contractor or even an equipment manufacturer. There may need to be an immediate investigation into the accident, which should be done without delay in order to ensure evidence is not lost.
It is very probable that after a workplace accident, you are confused about legal issues and maybe willing to accept the settlement you are offered in order to get on with your life and focus on your recovery. However, it would be unfair to settle for a reduced compensation amount merely due to lack of strong legal representation. At our law firm, we will confidently represent you if your case is taken on and will relentlessly fight to on your behalf in your claim for compensation.
Contact a Riverside workplace injury attorney today if you have been injured on the job.