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Back Injuries & Workman’s Comp

  • By: Tony Adderley
  • Published: September 14, 2015
Back Injuries & Workman’s Comp

If you sustain a back injury in the state of California you are entitled to monetary compensation from the person or business that is responsible for causing your injuries. There are a wide range of injuries when it comes to the back so every case needs individualized assessment as to what it is valued at.

If you are injured it is crucial that you contact an experienced and qualified Los Angeles back injury attorney who knows the California laws regarding back injuries. The settlement value of a claim must be determined on a case-by-case basis and the value is based on compensable damages, meaning both economic and non-economic damages.

These damages include money that you can no longer earn, financial loss, past and future medical bills, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and consortium damages.

If the injury occurred at your workplace then you are entitled to worker’s compensation. These types of settlements are dependent upon a number of factors, such as pre-injury earnings, current post-injury earnings and post-injury maximum potential earnings.

Because worker’s compensation cases can be negotiated for years, an attorney is the best way to expedite a claim that all consider acceptable. Prior to any settlement there is a lot of work to do. You will be expected to undergo several physical examinations to assess the extent of your injuries and the prospect for recovery.

Worker’s compensation cases are hard on everyone and are nothing short of a difficult process. You can simplify the proceedings by retaining an experienced attorney who handles back injuries and workman comp related cases. You have rights but you need someone that knows the law. Sometimes there are problems in proving that an injury is a worker’s comp issue.

Another factor to consider is that state standards are extremely complex and constantly change. Your Los Angeles back injury attorney can tell you how much compensation you have the right to and how you will receive them.

Tony Adderley

About the Author Tony Adderley has been working as a professional advocate for
individuals entitled to Social Security Disability (SSD) and worker’s
compensation benefits for more than 20 years.