Santa Clarita Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
When you or a loved one suffer a work injury, you need an experienced Santa Clarita workers’ compensation attorney on your side to ensure you receive all benefits and compensation to which you are entitled. The workers’ compensation attorneys at Pisegna & Zimmerman are:
- Dedicated and have high client satisfaction and success rate;
- Compassionate towards their clients; and
- Professionals who offer personalized attention to every client they serve.
At Pisegna & Zimmerman, our legal team consists of fluent speakers of English, Spanish, Farsi, Armenian, and Cambodian. There is no cost to you unless we recover benefits or a settlement on your behalf. In addition to work injury claims, we handle all personal injury matters and construction accidents, permanent disability claims, unsafe work environments and accidental death claims throughout Santa Clarita Valley.
Contact our law firm NOW at (818) 888-8888 for a FREE initial consultation, or fill out a contact form and we will reach out to you directly. We are a “Virtual Ready” law firm – we can meet with you over Zoom and utilize DocuSign for rapid legal form processing. When needed, we can travel to your location to discuss your matter personally.
Experienced Santa Clarita Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Can Help
Santa Clarita workers’ compensation attorneys offer invaluable advice and assistance when dealing with the often complicated workers’ compensation system. While this might be your first or only interaction with the workers’ compensation system, the attorneys at Pisegna & Zimmerman represent clients’ interests every day at hearings, trials, depositions, oral arguments, mediations, arbitrations, and other workers’ compensation proceedings.
Additionally, the legal team at Pisegna & Zimmerman:
- Assists clients with understanding and procuring their benefits, including appropriate medical care;
- Communicates with their clients’ employers on their work status; and
- Negotiates settlements on behalf of their clients.
Workers’ compensation claims require timely filings and time-consuming paperwork. The attorneys at Pisegna & Zimmerman are ready to help guide you through your claim. Do not delay and miss important deadlines, call Pisegna & Zimmerman today!
Workers’ Compensation in Santa Clarita
Workers’ compensation is a state-mandated system that covers workers for injuries suffered while on their job. It is a system of no-fault coverage that ensures an injured worker’s job is protected, injury costs are covered, and the worker does not lose earned income during their recovery.
Workers’ compensation protects workers from paying out-of-pocket to cover medical costs and lost wages due to work-related injuries. Workers’ compensation is statutory, meaning every state requires employers of a particular size offer workers’ compensation coverage for their employees. Workers’ compensation is intended to protect both employees and employers.
Unlike most personal injury cases, workers’ compensation claims are not required to show fault. This means evidence of the injury at work is the only proof that an employee needs to receive compensation. This simplified process of quick payoffs protects employers from lawsuits brought against them over work-related injuries.
What Types of Injuries are Covered by a Workers Compensation Lawsuit?
Workers compensation covers injuries such as the following:
- Injuries occurring on employer property or at employer events;
- Injuries caused by employer properties, such as employer equipment;
- Injuries from exposure to dangerous conditions; and
- Affliction or aggravation to pre-existing injuries or conditions.
However, workers should not expect compensation for any injury that occurs while working in an impaired state, acting in direct violation of employer rules or guidelines, or injuries resulting from participating in a non-work related activity while at work.
How Does a Workers Compensation Lawsuit Work?
There are three primary parties in a workers’ compensation lawsuit. They are the worker, the employer, and an insurance provider. The goal of these three parties is to come to fair compensation for the worker based on the severity of the worker’s injuries while following the guidelines set by the state workers’ compensation laws.
This system of arbitration was created to benefit both the worker and the employer and ensure a positive outcome for both parties. The employee was guaranteed a quick payoff to cover their damages without the hassle of dealing with the courts. The employer had protection from personal injury lawsuits regarding the injury.
However, there are occasions where employers and employees make off-record settlements. This is so that the employer’s insurance rates do not increase. Although an off-record settlement offers more money than workers’ compensation, there is none of the protection that workers compensation guarantees.
Before reaching any workers’ compensation settlement with your employer, contact a Santa Clarita workers’ compensation attorney for advice. The attorneys at Pisegna & Zimmerman can explain your rights in the workers’ compensation system and the benefits you are due. There is a time limit to file your claim; call Pisegna & Zimmerman today.