Long Beach Workers Compensation Attorneys
We may be able to get you more than your workers compensation claim is offering
In many cases workers compensation claims are fairly straight forward processes that do not require the services of an attorney. However there are some cases when a claim isn’t as straight forward or is in dispute. One example is if there is a third party claim. This happens when your injury involves another company besides just your employer. An example could be that you are operating a forklift when it malfunctions and you get injured. You may have a claim against the manufacturer of the forklift. So if you’ve been injured at work, it’s advisable that you speak to a highly experienced Long Beach workers compensation lawyer. Call us at (888) 204-1014 for a free consultation.
What is workers compensation insurance?
Workers compensation insurance is a legal requirement for all employers in the state of California. It gives the employee piece of mind that when they are injured because of an accident at work, they will have access to funds paid by the company’s insurance carrier, in order to cover immediate medical expenses and the loss of wages incurred while recovering. While this helps the employee, it also helps the employer in that they cannot be sued directly for any personal injury that has been incurred by the injured party. Funds are usually delivered by the insurance carrier within 72 hours. The Law Offices of David H. Greenberg has over forty years of experience in all aspects of workers compensation law. Our skilled team of people are on hand to advise you and help you get maximum compensation.
So why do some claims get disputed?
There are many reasons for a disputed claim; some are justified and some are not. So if you feel that you have had a perfectly legitimate workers compensation claim denied by the insurer then you should get in touch with an experienced team of workers compensation attorneys who can help. Here are some of the reasons why workers compensation claims get denied:
Insurance carrier has underpaid or denied the claim
Insurance companies like any other business are in it to make money. They do this by taking in as many premium payments as possible while at the same time keeping excessively tight control over what they pay out. This is by no means an illegal practice and is how all insurance carriers operate. However this is on the proviso that all claims are treated fairly. An insurance carrier isn’t under any obligation to make payment on every claim, but they do have a duty of care to make sure that all claims are treated in a just manner. Sometimes there may simply be an oversight by the insurance adjuster, and other times an underpayment or denial of a legitimate claim is done on purpose. Whatever the reason a team of Long beach workers compensation lawyers can investigate the claim. If successful, they can instruct the insurer to release the full payment. In some instances they can also file a claim directly against the insurer for other damages such as any stress and trauma caused to the victim by the failure to pay or under payment, and punitive damages.
There are some employers in the state of California that for whatever reason don’t want any injured employees making claims. It could be that they have failed to keep up payments on their policy, in which case their workers compensation insurance has run out. Alternatively, they feel that workers have made too many claims in the past which has dramatically increased their premium payments. Either way all works comp claims have to be passed on to the insurance carrier, and it is illegal to withhold any claims from being processed. Again an experienced Long Beach workers compensation attorney can investigate these claims. If this is found to be the case, then damages can be sought on behalf of the injured party.
These are just some of the ways in which claims get disputed and how a lawyer can help, but like all cases, it pays to find the right workers compensation attorney to represent you. So how do you know that you are getting the best?
The area of workers compensation law can be a bit of a minefield when it comes to litigation. For this reason you need to find an attorney who has a good working knowledge of workers compensation law and a proven track record in this field. There are many law firms who have a tendency to be a jack of all trades master of none and this is certainly not the time for firms of lawyers to be testing out new areas on your case. The Law Offices of David H. Greenberg has a team with years of experience in workers compensation. We have successfully won cases for their clients totalling millions of dollars, and this coupled with their forty years of experience makes us a great choice.
The finest representation
David H. Greenberg has had cases go all the way to the Supreme Court and as a result many of his cases have been reviewed and studied in the top law schools all over the country. Mr. Greenberg is a seasoned pro and teaches other lawyers in seminars on personal injury law. Over $200 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients proves that we have the knowhow in order to win your case.
When you are looking to hire a team of attorneys you need a firm that is open and honest about what they do and what they have achieved. In many instances law firms who adopt this kind of policy will welcome any questions that you may have, will have no problems in showing you details of previous cases won (along with the amounts awarded), and most importantly will be up front about their fees. Any team of Long Beach workers compensation lawyers who are serious about their business will operate on a contingency basis. This is a no win no fee arrangement where the lawyer only gets paid if and when they win the case. This means that there should be no upfront costs at all for the client and the client should know exactly how much payment is to be taken out of the compensation claim to go to be paid the attorney if successful. This way there are no nasty surprises.
If you are seeking representation by a Long Beach workers compensation lawyer then you should give us a call. Our lawyers are happy to answer any of your questions and let you know how much your case might be worth. Call us toll free at 1-888-204 1014 and make sure that you are getting everything you are owed.
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