Understand Your Legal Options 

Workers' compensation is designed to prevent lawsuits by employees for on-the-job injuries. Rather than facing a lawsuit, the employer participates in an insurance program that pays for the medical expenses and lost wages of workers — regardless of fault. In return, employees cannot sue their employer.

Can I Sue My Employer?

While you generally cannot sue your employer in civil court for an on-the-job injury, a workers' comp claim can function much in the same way as a lawsuit would. For example, you must prove how injured you are. You must show that you were injured on the job. And your employer or your employer's insurance company can argue that it does not have to pay you for a variety of reasons.

That means you will need to clearly and persuasively present your case, while keeping in mind the deadlines, filing requirements and other issues that typically arise in a workers' compensation claim.

We Can Help

At Godwin and Rubin, our workers' compensation attorneys will clearly communicate to you your rights and options. Throughout your case, we will keep you updated and informed of what's going on, what you can do to help your case and what actions we are taking on your behalf.

While a workers' comp claim is not a lawsuit, we are skilled attorneys who can take your case before a judge. If a third party is liable, we can refer you to an appropriate attorney. .

Did Negligence Or Defective Equipment Cause Your Injury?

In some cases, a third party is responsible for an on-the-job injury. Common examples include being injured by defective manufacturing equipment or by a negligent driver.

If this is the case, you may have a personal injury claim against the responsible party. At our initial consultation, we will discuss your injury and how you were injured to determine whether a lawsuit against a third party may be appropriate.

Call Us Today To Discuss Your Rights And Options At No Cost

If you are uncertain of your rights under the law, workers' compensation coverage or other legal questions, our lawyers are ready to help you understand your rights and defend your interests. Call our Van Nuys, California, law office at 747-998-0192 and schedule an initial consultation with one of the attorneys in the office. We represent clients throughout Los Angeles County, Orange County and surrounding areas.

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