If you have been injured at work, it is your responsibility to learn about
the workers’ compensation system and how it can serve you. Unfortunately,
you cannot hope for your employer to always look out for your best interests
which is why it is vital you understand your rights to fight for the compensation
you are entitled to. Without proper guidance and counsel, you may fall
victim to misconceptions which derail you from your deserved outcome.
Common workers’ compensation misconceptions include, but are not
People will assume you are lying – Workers’ compensation fraud is real, but employer fraud is far more
likely to occur. Employers may be willing to go to significant lengths
to avoid paying insurance coverage.
If your claim is denied, there is nothing you can do – This simply is not the case. Our workers’ compensation attorneys
can help you file an appeal to have your case reexamined.
You can file either for workers’ compensation or personal injury,
not both – If you were involved in a car accident while working, you can file both
claims for different benefits.
My employer can fire me if I file a claim – Employer retaliation is illegal, so you cannot be fired, demoted, or discriminated
against in any way for filing a workers’ compensation claim.
A minor injury is not worth filing a claim over – No matter the extent or nature of your workplace injury, you are entitled
to fight for compensation. What seems minor now may present itself as
severe or dangerous down the line. Any type of workplace injury is worth
reporting and seeking medical attention over.
Contact Our Knowledgeable & Strongminded Workers’ Compensation
The Law Offices of Wax & Wax is led by an unparalleled legal team with
the experience and skill necessary to fight for what you deserve. We will
explore every potential strategy and solution to ensure we obtain a favorable
verdict or settlement on your behalf. Allow us to pursue the justice you deserve.
Contact us at your earliest convenience by calling (818) 946-0608.