Experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Serve Huntington Beach
Reliable assistance for injured Surf City workers for more than 15 years
The general public knows Huntington Beach as the “Surfing Capitol of the World.” Tourists from all over come to enjoy the 9.5-mile stretch of sandy beaches and perfect waves that make this seaside town a premiere vacation spot. But those of us who live and work in Orange County’s largest beach town understand that its backbone is its base of blue-collar workers who labor in its many industries. If you’re one of those workers and you’re hurt on the job, are you protected? For more than 15 years, the Tous Law Group has helped injured employees like you in Huntington Beach and throughout California to get the workers’ compensation benefits you need and deserve.
Capable guidance for injured workers in various Huntington Beach industries
Tourism is vitally important to the Huntington Beach economy, but many of the town’s largest employers are the aerospace, manufacturing, healthcare and petroleum industries. From the northernmost corner of town, where Boeing and Cambro are located off Bolsa Avenue and Springdale Street, to the Walmart and Hyatt Regency on the southern end of Beach Boulevard, Huntington Beach residents are showing up for work. If you are hurt on the job and you have any difficulty at all collecting your benefits, the workers’ comp attorneys at Tous Law Group are ready to help.
What you need to know about workers’ compensation in Huntington Beach
Workers’ compensation is a no-fault insurance plan that California employers are required to purchase to protect their employees. You’re covered from your very first day of work, and you are protected in the event of an injury even if you caused that injury through your own carelessness. If you are hurt and unable to work, workers’ comp pays:
- Your medical bills
- About two-thirds of your wages while you are unable to work
- Compensation if you can no longer work at your previous position
- Death benefits for fatal injuries and work-related illnesses
Common injuries and work-related illnesses covered by workers’ comp include:
- Asthma due to chemical exposure
- Being struck by an object
- Burns and electric shock
- Hearing loss or tinnitus
- Machinery or equipment accidents
- Pain and disability from overexertion or repetitive motion
- Slip and fall or trip and fall accidents
- Vehicle accidents
To collect workers’ comp, you must file a claim with your employer as soon as possible. Under the law, you have 30 days from the time you suffer a temporary disability (meaning you are unable to work) and you know the injury is job related. Failure to file within 30 days could make you ineligible for benefits. If you have any trouble filing your claim, or if your employer refuses to forward your claim to the insurance company, contact our workers’ comp lawyers immediately.
See our workers’ comp lawyers for quick and capable assistance in Huntington Beach
Even if you do everything right, you might still find your workers’ comp claim denied. The reason is simple: insurance companies don’t like to pay benefits. But a knowledgeable attorney can make the case for fair and just compensation. For a free consultation with the Tous Law Group, call 714-602-4473 or contact our office online.