Sustaining a back or neck injury as a result of a work-related accident can significantly impact your finances, income, comfort, and more. You deserve to receive proper financial compensation if you’ve sustained such an injury while working in or near Oakland, California.
An Oakland back and neck injury attorney at JML Law can help you pursue what you may be owed. Review your case with our team to learn about your options.
A person can potentially sustain a back or neck injury as a result of a workplace accident in virtually any profession. That said, the risk of sustaining such injuries is somewhat greater in certain jobs and industries. They include:
A job doesn’t even need to be physically demanding to put a worker at risk of sustaining a back or neck injury. In fact, some workers sustain such injuries not as a result of one-time accidents, but rather as a result of performing repetitive motions over the course of years. This is somewhat common among office workers.
Nearly all employers in California are required to purchase workers’ compensation insurance. This provides employees with access to financial assistance if they’re injured in on-the-job accidents or if they develop medical conditions resulting from their work. If an employee in California sustains a back or neck injury due to a work-related accident or work-related circumstances, they can use workers’ compensation benefits to cover the cost of medical care and lost wages if their injuries prevent them from returning to work until they fully recover.
Unfortunately, workers’ compensation insurance carriers aren’t necessarily in the business of fairly compensating claimants. As with all businesses, an insurer’s goal is to minimize financial losses and optimize profits.
Some insurers attempt to deny claims by arguing that:
When it’s not possible to deny a claim altogether, an insurer might still offer less compensation than a claimant deserves based on the extent of their losses.
This doesn’t need to happen to you. An Oakland back and neck injury lawyer can improve your chances of recovering fair compensation by:
That last point is critical. After being injured at work, you need to take time to rest. That’s easier to do when a qualified Oakland back and neck injury lawyer is handling your case. To learn more about what we at JML Law can do for you, contact us online or call us at 818-610-8800.
Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident,