When you have been injured at work, it is difficult enough trying to make a full recovery without having to determine what your legal options are. It is best to consult with an experienced work injury attorney, so that you can know that your case is in good hands. At Hiden, Rott & Oertle, LLP, we use the full resources of our firm to help our San Diego, California, area clients understand the workers’ compensation process, know what their options for medical treatment are, and make informed decisions about their legal options.
El Centro & San Diego Workers’ Compensation Attorney
We deal with many common work injuries, including but not limited to:
- Vision and hearing loss
- Torn rotator cuffs
- Neck and back injuries
- Head and brain injuries
- Carpal tunnel
- Construction accidents
- Spinal cord injuries
Although these are some of the most prevalent injuries, any injuries suffered while at work are likely covered by workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation can be extremely helpful, but it is important to have an attorney involved before you accept any payment or services. You should have a lawyer assess your case as soon as possible to help you decide on a course of action, because by accepting workers’ compensation benefits you waive the right to sue the employer later.
Corrections Officers and Police Officers
For police officers and corrections officers, there are a number of legislative exceptions to ordinary workers’ compensation laws. Perhaps the most important of these allows these law enforcement officers to get workers’ comp benefits even if they were not injured on the job. For example, if a police officer went home after work one evening and unfortunately suffered a heart attack, he would be entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits.
Although these important exceptions exist to help our dedicated law enforcement officers, not all attorneys know enough about them to adequately help their clients take full advantage of these exceptions. At Hiden, Rott & Oertle, LLP, we have helped numerous corrections and police officers receive benefits in these situations.