WHAT TO DO IF YOU GET HURT AT WORK
Workers' Compensation is a compromise between workers and employers. If you are injured, you have the right to receive effective treatment promptly in exchange for not suing your employer for your injury.
Also, California Workers' Compensation laws do not require you to prove that your employer is guilty of causing your injury. You just need to show that your injury is related to your job; however, workers often need an experienced lawyer to help them.
At the firm of Arturo Nieto, Inc., we understand that many times our clients have no idea what to do if they get hurt in their work. Some injuries, such as repetitive stress, can be caused at work, although symptoms and effects occur at home or for hours after work.
We have more than 40 years of experience that we can put to work for you. We are here to assist you in your Workers' Compensation claim. If you have been injured at work, you are entitled to Workers' Compensation benefits, and Arturo Nieto can get those benefits.
THE 3 STEPS YOU NEED TO TAKE
1. Report your injury or accident to your supervisor immediately.
2. Remember, even if your accident seems minor and you feel good, you should report it, since, on certain occasions, the symptoms of an injury do not occur until days, weeks or months later.
3. Consult with a Workers' Compensation lawyer. You need to know your rights to benefits. Employers have a conflict of interest and cannot be on your side about your benefits.