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Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Serving Beaumont & Banning California

After a workplace injury, securing compensation can require an experienced attorney, especially when the claim has been denied.

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Castillo & Associates are highly experienced workers’ compensation lawyers serving Beaumont and Banning, CA. Todos hablamos Español.

Across the nation, millions of workers are injured while on the job every single year. Thousands of these work-related accidents result in life-changing injuries and sometimes even death. In the State of California, most workers who are injured while at work are entitled to financial compensation for their injuries. When the workplace accident results in the employee’s death, the victim’s family may be entitled to monetary compensation. Depending on the facts of each case, an injured worker can recover compensation through the state’s workers’ compensation system, by filing a personal injury claim, or sometimes both. 

Although the workers’ compensation system in California has been designed to provide immediate monetary relief to injured workers without the need to prove fault, many injured workers in California never receive the relief they deserve. Most injured workers never receive the complete amount of financial compensation, medical treatment, medications, and rehabilitation they need and deserve after a workplace injury. While most injured workers will face financial hardship after an injury, many will receive a lowballed settlement offer by their employer’s insurance carrier. To ensure a full settlement award and benefits are received after a workplace accident, it is necessary to obtain the assistance of a qualified Banning & Beaumont workers’ compensation attorney. 

How a Work Injury Attorney Can Help

When a person is injured in their place of work, the injury can require immediate medical attention, extensive medical treatments, and it can also cause disability and require long-term care. Depending on the extent of the injury, financial hardship is a real probability many injured workers can face. Fortunately, injured workers do not have to go through the process of filing a claim alone. Allowing an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to advocate on behalf of the case can prove to be advantageous. 

Castillo & Associates is a team of dedicated workers’ compensation attorneys who have a track record for successful cases. The experienced legal team has helped many injured workers in Banning & Beaumont obtain the compensation and benefits they deserved, which has gained them consistent recognition in their field. As aggressive advocates, the attorneys at Castillo & Associates are determined to prevail on behalf of their clients. To receive a free initial consultation with Castillo & Associates, consider calling (760) 863-4800 or fill out the online contact form here.

Workplace Injury Statistics

According to a news release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were 5,333 fatal work-related injuries across the nation in 2019. This is an approximate 2 percent increase from the 5,250 fatal injuries reported in 2018 and is also the largest reported number since 2007. The news release went on to state the following information:

  • In 2019, a worker lost his or her life every 99 minutes from a job-related duty. 
  • Fatal injuries among employees over the age of 55 increased from 1,863 to 2,005 between 2018 to 2019, which is the highest number ever recorded for this age group. 
  • Latino or Hispanic worker fatal injuries were up by 13 percent, the highest since 1992. 
  • Work-related deaths caused by suicide (307) as well as unintentional overdoses (313) have increased since 2019. 
  • Fatal injuries in the construction industry have risen by 5 percent, the highest since 2007. 
  • Truck drivers and driver/sales workers incurred over 1,000 fatal occupational injuries, which is the highest since 2003. 

In a separate news release, BLS reports that private industry employers have reported 2.8 million nonfatal job-related injuries and ailments in 2019. According to the news release, 888,220 private industry workers suffered non-fatal injuries and illnesses that resulted in the inability to return to work for at least one day. 

Third-Party Work-Based Accident Cases

work injury with angle grinderRegrettably, workers’ compensation insurance coverage rarely provides sufficient benefits for workers who have been injured while carrying out a work-related duty. Based on California’s current laws, the workers’ compensation system has drastically limited the extent of compensation and benefits an injured worker can receive. In certain situations, however, workers can pursue a workers’ compensation claim as well as a personal injury lawsuit against the party responsible for his or her injuries so long as the liable party is not his or her employer. 

Commonly referred to as “third-party” claims, injured workers can seek added financial compensation to cover necessary expenses and past losses when their injuries were caused as a result of another’s negligence. A common example of a third-party claim is an accident that occurred as a result of a defective product or tool, such as a ladder, conveyor belt, or vehicle. In a situation involving a third-party, the injured employee can pursue a claim against the supplier, manufacturer, or designer of the faulty product. Workers who pursue these cases can still receive workers’ compensation benefits but they will now be required to provide evidence demonstrating fault. There are oftentimes complicated liens along with the right to reimbursement difficulties involving several parties when filing these types of claims. 

Contact a Skilled Workers’ Compensation Attorney For Guidance and Assistance

After a workplace injury, injured employees should contact an experienced workers’ compensation law firm who can investigate every possible source of compensation for the damages. Workplace injury cases require extensive legal knowledge and many years of experience to thoroughly investigate the case and understand the circumstances surrounding the accident. Establishing fault in potentially third-party claims can be difficult, time-consuming, and costly. To ensure the highest amount of compensation is secured, contact a knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorney serving Banning & Beaumont, California as soon as possible. 

Castillo & Associates has successfully championed on behalf of many injured workers. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or has perished following a workplace injury, consider contacting the firm for support. For a free case evaluation, fill out the online contact form today.  

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