Help For Injured Workers
If you’ve been hurt on the job, you may be worried. How will you pay your bills if you can’t work? And there are the medical costs. Too often workers to run into difficulties when filing a claim for compensation for a work injury. The workers’ compensation is an insurance system in California and the process can be very complex.
For many workers, the system can seem designed to make it difficult to obtain benefits even with a valid claim. Employers and insurers can be combative when it comes to providing injured employees the benefits they are entitled to.
The complexity of the system can also lead to long delays. This can leave workers very frustrated and stressed when dealing with workers’ comp claims.
More Than 30 Years Of Workers’ Compensation Experience
In the face of such difficulties, you need a skilled lawyer on your side to help fight your workers’ comp rights. Our firm, the Law Office of Dennis J. Thornton, helps individuals who were hurt on the job with the filing of workers’ compensation claims.
Our attorney has more than 30 years of experience working with the system and has helped thousands of workers obtain the benefits they need after an injury on the job. We handle cases in Hayward, Contra Costa County, Alameda County and the surrounding area.
Helping You Get The Workers’ Comp Benefits You Need
We know of the many challenges you face with a workers’ compensation claim. We also have a very deep understanding of the workers’ comp process. We will give you a clear and straightforward assessment of your workers’ compensation case.
We will explain what needs to be shown, and the steps you need to take to be successful. We will also explain what to expect in your case. We firmly believe in giving our clients the full picture so they can make well-informed decisions.
Has Your Claim Been Denied?
Employers and their insurance companies will often deny a claim. Because workers’ compensation is an insurance system, there are a great many technical rules that must be followed or you could lose an otherwise valid claim. Some rules are straightforward:
- You must have been injured on the job
- You failed to report your injury to your employer
- You were intoxicated or under the influence of drugs
Other issues can be less clear:
- Your paperwork was late or filled out incorrectly
- Your employer denies the claim outright
- You have a pre-existing condition
Whether complex or simple, they all must be followed and done correctly and in a timely fashion. Missing one step can cripple a valid claim and lead to a denial of your claim.
This Is Why You Need A Workers’ Comp Attorney
You may be unsure of how to file a claim. It is very important that you notify your employer as soon as your injury has occurred. If they push back, demand it be filed and contact us immediately. If you encounter resistance in getting fair compensation benefits, we can help obtain a workable solution.
Many workers’ comp disputes are resolved through settlements. We have decades of experience dealing with the workers’ compensation system, the insurance companies, and the doctors and clients. We are skilled at helping workers in workers’ comp settlement negotiations to get the compensation you need.
However, we are also not afraid to take things to court for our clients when an acceptable settlement proves unreachable. Our attorney, Dennis J. Thornton, has considerable courtroom experience in workers’ comp cases. We can aggressively fight for our clients’ rights at trial, if needed.
We Have Experience With Many Workplace Injury Claims
We help with claims involving a vast range of workplace injuries, including:
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Head injuries
- Back injuries
- Construction accident injuries
- Industrial accident injuries
- Office worker injuries
- Psychological stress injuries
- Catastrophic injuries
Don’t Delay, Contact Us Today!
If you have been injured at work, take these steps to learn your rights and options. Fill out our online form or call us at 510-900-3611 for a free consultation. Servicios de traducción en español disponibles.
Notice: Making a false or fraudulent workers’ compensation claim is a felony subject to up to 5 years in prison or a fine of up to $50,000 or double the value of the fraud, whichever is greater, or by both imprisonment and fine.