Common Workers' Compensation Misconceptions


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 limited to:

  • 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 Lawyers Today

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.

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