If you or a loved one has a work related injury, you want an experienced workers compensation lawyer on your side who can help you get the medical care you need and the compensation you are entitled to by law. At Dial & Associates the majority of clients are individuals who have been hurt at work and need a workers’ compensation lawyer to represent them. An experienced Workers Compensation Lawyer who understands work related injury law.
Work Related Injuries
Getting the Right Medical Care
When an injury happens at work, it can be difficult to get the medical care you need. That first medical visit after the injury may go smoothly, but follow-up care can be difficult to get. Unfortunately workers’ compensation applicants regularly tell us that they aren’t sure which doctors they should be seeing, they aren’t confident they know how to get approval for a particular doctor or procedure, or that the wait to get in to see a specialist is extremely long.
What is Workers Compensation?
The first workers’ compensation laws were passed in Wisconsin in 1911. Throughout the next few years all states in the US instituted insurance based workers’ compensation systems, with Mississippi being the last state passing such a system in 1948. The system was put into place as a historic compromise between workers and their employers so that workers could get the treatment they needed for their work related injuries promptly rather than waiting for treatment and so that the employer could avoid costly civil litigation. California Workers’ compensation benefits are designed to provide you with the medical treatment you need to recover from illnesses or injuries due to workplace accidents or issues. There are benefits available to partially replace the wages you lose while you are recovering from your injuries or illness, and help you return to work. Workers’ compensation do not include damages for pain and suffering or punitive damages.
At Dial & Associates, we handle workers’ compensation cases that involve a variety of situations including:
- Auto Accidents
- Construction Injuries
- Slip & Falls
- Workplace Violence
- Highway Incident/Accident
- Factory Accidents – Caught-In or Compressed by Machinery
- Repetitive Motion
- Being Struck by An Object
- Electrical or Wiring Burns
- Falls from Scaffolding
- Injuries Due to Faulty Machine Guards
Attorney Stephen Dial and the team at Dial & Associates have helped workers who have suffered from a variety of injuries and according to many of his clients is Orange County’s best workers’ compensation lawyer. Stephen Dial has helped his clients with injuries that include:
- Back Injuries
- Neck Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Muscle Tears
- Strains and Sprains
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Overuse Injuries
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Our Commitment - Putting You First
At Orange County Workers Comp Lawyer we can help you streamline the process and can guide you through the workers’ compensation system. With our help you don’t have to worry about how you will pay for treatment or if the treatment you are getting is right for the injuries you’ve suffered. We will share our knowledge and experience with you, so that you can be confident in the care you are getting and your legal representation every step of the way.
Although the law requires employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance, some employers fail to comply with the law and don’t have the proper insurance to protect their employees. In these situations we can help you file a civil lawsuit against your employer and you can recover the money you need for medical expenses and time missed from work directly from them, rather than through workers’ compensation insurance. Their failure to carry insurance can be reported and they may also face fines and penalties for failing to have the proper workers’ compensation insurance.
Paying for your Workers’ Compensation Attorney
We handle all workers’ compensation cases in accordance with California Law. Our fees will be approved of by the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board and will be deducted from your workers’ compensation benefits. Normally, attorney’s fees range from 9% to 15% of your total benefits. This means that you don’t have to worry about paying for our services out of pocket and we aren’t paid until your claim is resolved and our fees are approved.
We are located in Orange County and handle workers’ compensation cases throughout Southern California including,
Los Angeles, San Bernardino, San Diego and Riverside counties. We offer free, no obligation consultations and are available to answer your questions and help you understand the workers’ compensation process whenever you need us.
With our help you don’t have to worry about how you will pay for treatment