Are You Suffering After A Work-Related Accident?
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 clients throughout Southern California understand the workers’ compensation process, know what their options for medical treatment are and make informed decisions about their legal options.
In California, the state’s Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) handles workers’ compensation claims. The DWC is governed by the State of California Department of Industrial Relations which mandates – under California Labor Code Section 3700 – that all California employers employing one or more workers must provide workers’ compensation benefits.
An Experienced Work Injury Attorney Can Help You
We deal with many common work injuries, including but not limited to:
Although these are some of the most prevalent injuries, any injuries suffered while at work are likely to be 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.
Exceptions Apply For Corrections Officers And Police Officers
For police officers and corrections officers in California, there are a number of legislative exceptions to ordinary workers’ compensation laws. The most important of these allow these law enforcement officers to get workers’ compensation benefits even if they were not injured on the job. For example, if a police officer went home after work one evening and 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.
Contact Our Law Firm
To receive answers to your questions from a San Diego work injury attorney, contact Hiden, Rott & Oertle at 619-369-3323 or through our online form to schedule a free initial consultation.