Auto Workers Claims
Oakland Workers’ Compensation Attorneys – 888.740.6434
Auto workers and shop mechanics can be required to place themselves in
precarious situations as part of their regular job functions, such as
standing beneath a lifted vehicle to perform an inspection or repair.
Despite employers knowing the latent dangers of auto shop work, injured
employees might not get the fair treatment they deserve when an accident
or injury does occur. Without a total understanding of workers’
compensation claims and insurance, an auto worker’s claim could
be denied or delayed when they need help more than ever.
At Pacific Workers’ Compensation Law Center, auto workers who have
been injured on-the-job can find trustworthy and compassionate legal guidance
and representation from our Oakland workers’ comp lawyers. With
more than 60 years of combined experience under our belts, we are proud
to be a prominent workers’ compensation law firm in the greater
Bay Area. Please do not hesitate to
contact us the moment you need help filing a claim or your claim has been denied.
Auto Shops Need to Provide Safe Environments
As discussed, an auto shop or mechanic shop may have certain unique dangers
to the site. This does not mean that employers or parent companies can
slack on safety regulations. Oppositely, it would imply that safety must
always be the number one priority to minimize the chances of an accident
An auto shop worker might be injured due to:
- Falling parts hung or positioned above
- Lifting heavy equipment repeatedly
- Tripping over loose tools
- Illness linked to frequent chemical exposure
If any of these injuries, or one not mentioned, occurs, the auto worker
should be provided some sort of workers’ compensation, assuming
the injury was work-related or happened at the worksite. Eager to save
money, a dishonest insurance company might reject any initial filing in
hopes that the worker does not file an appeal in response. Do not forget
your rights – always explore your options with a professional workers’
comp lawyer when seeking
Liability Should Not Be a Factor
In a personal injury claim, the plaintiff has to prove that the defendant
was liable for the accident. In a workers’ compensation claim, this
is not the case. If you were hurt while working in an auto shop, even
if you were the only one around and you think it was your fault, you are
not automatically disqualified from receiving workers’ compensation.
If your employer has told you otherwise, it is untrue and our Oakland
workers’ comp attorneys should be notified right away.
We want to help you recover comfortably – call 888.740.6434 for a free consultation.