Workers Compensation Lawyers
Experienced Workers Comp Attorneys in Riverside
At Fontes Law Group, we understand the difficulties and financial strain that can come with being unable to work due to an injury. We are here to help you navigate this complex legal system and advocate for your rights as an injured employee.
Top Workers Compensation Lawyers
If you have been injured on the job, whether from a one-time traumatic event or from a repetitive injury, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits to cover your medical expenses and lost earnings. At Fontes Law Group, our attorneys can represent you in dealing with the insurance carrier and defend your claim in court, if necessary. We are here to help you obtain the benefits you are entitled to and ensure that your rights are protected throughout the process.
Workers Comp Legal Benefits
Temporary Disability Benefits
Permanent Disability Benefits
Supplemental Job Displacement
Reasonable, Flat-Fees With Payment Plans Available
At Fontes Law Group, we handle workers’ compensation cases on a contingency basis, which means that there are no upfront fees and we only get paid if you do. This means that you can receive top-quality legal representation without worrying about the cost.
Our firm is committed to providing sophisticated, efficient, affordable, and client-centered services that are tailored to meet the needs of our clients. We are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals and get the compensation you deserve.
Hurt At Work and Have Questions?
It’s important to recognize that workplace injuries and illnesses are more common than many people realize. In 2020, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported nearly 2.7 million nonfatal workplace injuries and occupational illnesses in the private sector. California has a workers’ compensation system in place to protect workers who are injured or sickened on the job. Under this system, employees can file claims for benefits through their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier when they have been injured or sickened because of their job. These benefits can include medical treatment and related costs, temporary partial or total disability benefits, permanent partial or total disability benefits, and job displacement/retraining benefits. While employees are generally not allowed to file lawsuits against their employers for work-related injuries or illnesses, there are exceptions to this rule. If you or a loved one has suffered a workplace injury or illness, it’s important to seek the help of an experienced attorney who can help you navigate the legal process and obtain the benefits you are entitled to.
Filing a Claim for Workers’ Compensation Benefits
If you have suffered a workplace injury or illness, it’s important to report it to your supervisor or employer as soon as possible. Your employer should provide you with a workers’ compensation form within one day of being notified of the injury or illness. You will need to complete the employee section of the form and provide a full description of each area of your body that was affected. Your employer will then submit the form to their insurer, who will evaluate the claim and decide whether to accept or deny it. If your claim is denied, you have the right to appeal the decision with the help of a qualified workers’ compensation attorney. At Fontes Law Group, we have experienced attorneys who can help you navigate the legal process and fight for the benefits you are entitled to.
What if an Employer Doesn’t Have Workers’ Compensation Insurance?
If an employer does not have workers’ compensation insurance as required by law, the employer could be subject to fines and criminal penalties. Additionally, if an employee is injured on the job and the employer does not have workers’ compensation insurance, the employee may still be able to seek compensation through other means, such as a personal injury lawsuit. It’s important to consult with an experienced attorney if you are in this situation to determine the best course of action. At Fontes Law Group, we have experienced attorneys who can help you navigate the legal process and fight for the compensation you deserve.
Workers’ Compensation for Independent Contractors
Independent contractors are not typically eligible for workers’ compensation benefits because they are not considered employees under the law. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. For example, if an independent contractor is injured on the job and it is determined that they were misclassified as an independent contractor, they may be able to seek workers’ compensation benefits. It’s important to consult with an experienced attorney if you are an independent contractor and have been injured on the job to determine whether you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.
Contact Our Workers Comp Lawyers in Riverside
If you have been injured on the job or have developed a medical condition as a result of your work environment, it’s important to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Fontes Law Group, we have a team of experienced workers’ compensation attorneys who can help you understand your rights and advocate for the benefits you are entitled to. We have years of experience handling workers’ compensation claims and are committed to helping our clients get the compensation they deserve. Contact us today to schedule a free case evaluation.