When you have been injured in the workplace one of the first questions you are likely to ask yourself is, "Do I qualify for workers' compensation?" The answer to this question appears to be simple. Any injury that occurs while performing the duties of your job makes you eligible to collect workers' comp. However, questions often arise when attempting to determine whether an injury can actually be traced back to an incident or period of time at work. That is why it is important to have an experienced lawyer at your side who can serve as your dedicated advocate.
Van Nuys lawyer Fakhrudeen Hussain understands the workers' compensation system. He can let you know whether you are likely to be eligible for workers' compensation, and he can help guide you through this complicated process. Call 818-997-3700 or toll free at 888-997-3701, or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
The Scope Of Employment
Legally speaking, any injury or illness that arises out of and in the course and scope of employment should be covered by workers' comp. In plain English, this means that an injury must occur while performing your job-related duties or an illness must be caused by your work environment.
This can lead to some complicated issues. For example, a car accident that occurs while you are on your way to work is generally not covered by workers' compensation. However, if you are injured in a car accident while running a work-related errand, such as picking up supplies from a warehouse, you will likely be covered under workers' compensation.
Another complicating factor are pre-existing conditions, particularly as related to illnesses. You may work with chemicals that are known carcinogens. If you are subsequently diagnosed with cancer, you may be able to claim that this was caused by your job. However, the insurance carrier may claim that you were exposed to carcinogens outside of the workplace, such as cigarette smoke, and therefore your illness cannot be traced back to your workplace.
Helping You Protect And Assert Your Rights
As you can see, a relatively simple system can become complicated quickly. Our attorney understands what it takes to successfully prevail on a workers' comp claim. He can let you know whether you have a strong case, and he can help you assert your rights under the law every step of the way.
Contact Our Lawyer If You Have Questions About Workers' Compensation
Do not attempt to navigate the workers' comp system on your own. We can help you assert and strengthen your claim. Call 818-997-3700 or toll free at 888-997-3701, or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. We make ourselves available to answer your questions, and all phone calls are returned as quickly as possible.
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