Your Right to Compensation After a Work Injury
Being involved in an accident at work can lead to injuries both minor and severe. Work-related injuries can be financially devastating, resulting in exorbitant medical bills, lost wages, and perhaps even loss of future earning capacity. But if you’ve been hurt at work, you do have legal rights. You can exercise your legal rights by consulting a workers’ compensation attorney in San Jose. Your lawyer will review your case, explain the workers’ compensation system, and assist you with your claim every step of the way.
Some people resist filing a workers’ comp claim because they worry that they may be blamed for the accident and denied compensation. But in fact, workers’ comp is a no-fault system. That means that workers can seek compensation even if they made an unintentional mistake that resulted in the accident. A successful workers’ compensation claim will cover all of the medical expenses related to the injury, in addition to a percentage of the lost wages and a monetary award for any permanent disability you may have as a result of the injury. You may also be entitled to a retaining voucher.