The short answer is that in most cases it doesn’t. When people talk about workers' compensation, many assume that it's about employees suing their employers. There have been many situations where some of our clients told us that they really like their workplace and don't want to get them involved in their workers' compensation claim.
We get it… it's hard to find a good employer, especially someone who cares about you.
Fortunately, a workers' compensation claim has almost nothing to do with your employer. Since the defense, decisions, and treatment are almost always controlled by the insurance company and its adjusters, not by your employer.
However, remember that all California employers are required by law to get workers' compensation benefits to their employees who suffered a work-related injury or illness. They only get involved when they are notified about the injury or illness that the worker has. Although it is worth noting that employees must report their injury within 30 days; if not, they could lose their right to receive workers' compensation benefits.
The insurance company then kicks in and gives the cases to the adjusters, who make their bonuses by saving the insurance company money – which means that they can deny you benefits. When this happens; lawyers then come to the rescue.
Even though a workers' compensation case might include the employer's name on the documents, they are barely involved in the case. The records include the name of the insurance company as the defendant.
There can be extreme cases where a worker could sue an employer, like if the injury was caused by a willful physical assault by the employer or if the company did not carry workers' compensation insurance when the accident occurred. But in this case, you have nothing to worry about.
If you have any questions or need assistance, Pacific Workers', The Lawyers for Injured Workers, is here for you.
We are Northern California's Premier Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury Law Firm. We represent First Responders, Health Care Workers, Construction Workers, Delivery Workers, Warehouse Workers, and the other hard-working people that keep our community moving in their Fight for Justice against the Insurance Companies.
With over 250+ Five Star Reviews, an incredible staff of caring, well-trained, advanced technology for superior client communication, a track record of an over 98% win rate and giving back to our community through the Pacific Workers' Foundation, it is easy to see why Pacific Workers' is the go-to law firm for all injured workers in Northern California. Offices in Oakland, Concord, Stockton, and Sacramento.
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