Determined Lawyers Fight for Workers’ Compensation Rights in Santa Ana
Helping Orange County workers claim benefits for more than 15 years
When you live and work in Santa Ana, you become sensitive to shifts in the wind. When the hot desert air sweeps over the mountains, you know a wildfire may follow. But while nature may seem to shift without regard to human consequences, there are certain things you should be able to count on, such as your workers’ compensation benefits. If you’re injured on the job, you should be able to make a claim, get your medical bills paid, and receive timely benefits to support your family until you’re ready to return to work. If your employer is as shifty as the Santa Ana winds, where can you turn for relief? Rely on the Tous Law Group to appeal your claim and get you the benefits you deserve.
Workers’ comp attorneys familiar with a range of workplaces and injuries
Santa Ana is the fourth most densely populated city in the United States, which would indicate it has a great number of wage workers living in apartment complexes. But it’s also one of the safest large cities in the country, a testimony to the character of its people. At the Tous Law Group, we serve clients throughout Santa Ana, engaged in a variety of occupations.
As the county seat of Orange County, Santa Ana has a good many government workers but is also home to numerous healthcare providers, manufacturing facilities, and institutes of higher learning. Our typical client could be a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, a professor at California Coast University, or a nurse at Kindred Hospital. If you are an employee and you’re having trouble with your workers’ comp claim, we are here to help. Workers’ comp covers a variety of on-the-job injuries, including:
- Back strains from overexertion
- Carpal tunnel syndrome from repetitive motion
- Broken bones, sprains, head injuries and back injuries from slip and fall accidents
- Bodily trauma from falling objects
- Bodily trauma from vehicle, machinery and equipment accidents
Workers’ comp even covers illnesses from exposure to industrial chemicals and hearing loss due to repeated loud noise. If you have an injury or an illness that is job related, workers’ comp should cover you.
Why workers may have trouble collecting their benefits
Workers’ compensation is a mandatory no-fault insurance system that employers must pay into, and that means employees are covered as soon as they’re hired and even if their injury results from their own carelessness. That all sounds pretty simple, so why do workers have trouble collecting their benefits?
The first reason is the nature of insurance: employers don’t like to report accidents, because it makes their rates go up. And insurance companies don’t like to pay benefits, because payments eat away at their profits. So, legitimate claims don’t get processed, or they get denied.
Sometimes, it’s the worker’s fault. Injured workers must notify their employers as soon as possible and at the latest within 30 days of missing work due to a work-related injury or illness. Workers sometimes hesitate to file a claim because they think their boss won’t like it. They try to work through an injury, but start missing work and then finally can’t go on. By that time, it’s often hard to prove the injury is work related. That’s when you really need an experienced attorney on your side.
The Tous Law Group helps with a range of issues, such as:
- Denied claims
- Denied right to a second doctor’s opinion
- Being cleared for work when you’re not ready to return
- Inaccurate disability ratings
- Permanent disability settlements
- Denial of death benefits
The Tous Law Group fights to get you the workers’ comp benefits you deserve.
Call our workers’ comp lawyers for reliable assistance in Santa Ana
If something has gone wrong with your workers’ compensation claim, don’t try to fight the insurance company alone. A knowledgeable attorney can make all the difference in your fight for fair and just compensation. For a free consultation with the Tous Law Group, call 714-602-4473 or contact our office online.