Workplace accidents can occur in every setting, and the attorneys at Robbins, Strunk & Cramer represent injured workers across all occupations, including those involved in field and factory jobs. Workers’ compensation benefits are paid to employees for accidental work-related injuries, which can range from very minor to extremely serious, including death. In the case of death, benefits are paid to surviving spouses, children or other dependents. Read our FAQS to learn what types of workers’ compensation benefits you are eligible for depending on your circumstances. The key to a workers’ compensation claim is that the injury or illness is caused as a result of your job. The injury or illness can arise from:
- A single specific event, such as falling down your employer’s stairs and breaking your leg; lifting heavy boxes and hurting your back; getting your hand caught in factory machinery; or burning your skin in a chemical splash
- Repetitive injuries and cumulative trauma, such as hearing loss due to constant loud noise; carpal tunnel syndrome from repetitive keyboard use; and lung disease caused by work-related asbestos exposure (occupational disease)
In addition, under California law workers’ compensation covers some, but not all, psychological work-related injuries. Discuss your particular situation with a San Martin workers’ compensation attorney who can handle your Santa Clara or San Benito County workplace injury claim.
Effectively Handling Your Workers’ Compensation Claim in Gilroy, Hollister, San Martin, and Morgan Hill
If you or someone you know has been injured in a work-related accident, please contact one of our experienced attorneys to evaluate your case and guide you through every step in the workers’ comp claim process to get you the benefits you deserve. Fraud Warning Any person who makes or causes to be made any knowingly false or fraudulent material statement or material representation for the purpose of obtaining or denying workers compensation benefits or payments is guilty of a felony.