Losing a close one is difficult for everyone. Especially when it happens suddenly on account of an unforeseen accident, it is more painful to know that the person could have had a great life ahead. Such accidents are avoided by many but a few are not able to escape it. Workers working in factories and shop floors are the most vulnerable to such accidents. Whenever a worker dies at work, it is the duty and moral obligation of the company to provide his or her dependents with death benefits. Here is some more information on death benefits included in workers’ compensation. (more…)
Mr. Martin has represented injured workers in California for over 25 years and founded Thomas F. Martin PLC., located in Santa Ana. He has litigated workers’ compensation cases before the California Workers Compensation Appeals Board, Courts of Appeal, and Supreme Court. (more…)
In the case of a work injury, find a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Orange County can be a huge task. The county of oranges is home to many Fortune 500 businesses that employ a large number of workers from the county and nearby areas. For companies as big as these or even the smaller ones, workers’ compensation is a crucial part. And so, if ever you find yourself in a situation of injury caused at work, minor or major, it is advisable to find a Workers’ Compensation lawyer as soon as possible. Here is how one such attorney can help you.
1. Information about your rights:
Due to lack of awareness, a lot of us have no idea what rights we have in case we face a huge loss at work, in terms of health and money. The first thing a work injury compensation attorney does is let you know what all rights you possess and what benefits are you entitled to, based on your case details.
2. Areas of benefits:
The lawyer first defines the area of injury that has occurred, for example permanent, temporary and also narrow it down to the kind of injury, spinal cord injury, hearing loss, physical disability. This helps him determine the exact compensation that will benefit you as every injury has a different set of benefits designed.
Once the attorney has determined your injury, its cause, benefits you are entitled to and has given you all the information, after a brief, case study, the lawyer takes care of the documentation required in the case. These are essential forms, meetings, etc.
4. What happens next?
The attorney is dedicated to getting the maximum benefits you are entitled to receive so that the monetary compensation covers your medical expenses and at times if needed, covers your wages if you are not able to work. Note that all of this is done with your support and cooperation. (more…)
Your on-the-job training should cover some safety precautions about how to avoid workplace accidents and injuries. But, if your workplace is like many others, it will only brush upon what to do after an on-the-job injury and your rights as an injured employee – if at all. We have compiled a helpful and easy-to-follow list of steps that should be taken after any accident or injury that occurs either in your workplace or while you are performing work-related duties. (more…)
Thomas F. Martin, the founding worker’s compensation lawyer of Thomas F. Martin, PLC, has recently been honored with the 2017 AV Preeminent Award—Judicial Edition by Martindale-Hubbell®. (more…)
Repetitive stress (or strain) injuries, or RSIs, are the most common occupational health problem in the United States; they cost more than $20 billion a year in workers’ compensation claims. And while outdoor workers typically have a higher risk of accidental injury (logging is one of the most dangerous jobs in the country), many white-collar occupations expose people to traumatic repetitive movements that could lead to nerve or musculoskeletal damage. Here are a few RSIs and the jobs that might increase your risk of experiencing them. (more…)
Attorney Tom Martin was recently awarded a Special Edition AV Preeminent® Award for having the highest possible Martindale-Hubbell® rating by both his peers and the Judiciary in legal ability and ethical standards. AV Preeminent® (4.5 – 5.0) is a significant rating accomplishment and a testament to the fact that an attorney’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence. (more…)
Unfortunately, many seriously injured workers cannot get the care they deserve to heal and get back to work. Insurance companies have an army of lawyers and professionals to delay and deny legitimate treatment requests by their own network doctors. (more…)
In an ideal world, all employers will want only the best for their employees. If a worker gets hurt while performing on-the-job duties, the injured worker should get the workers’ compensation benefits they deserve. (more…)