Injured Workers Are Seeking Attorneys Help More Often

February 17, 2021
Sacks & Zolonz, LLP
Workers' Compensation Defense

As an employer who is doing their best to keep their employees safe, accidents happen, but an accident shouldn’t completely derail your business. From small to large companies, our Los Angeles workers compensation defense attorneys at Sacks & Zolonz, LLP are here to ensure an employee accident does not negatively affect your business.

Sustaining a business is a delicate balance of income and outcome. When an employee gets injured, the outcome can quickly outrun your income unless you have strong attorneys by your side. Even though you trust your employee to do their job does not mean that they will not take advantage of the workers’ compensation program which helps employees get compensated for work injuries. Don’t be offended. Employees see this as an attack on a larger system, but they fail to understand that it is coming out of your, the employer’s, pocket.

Employees are Finding Representation to Help with their Case 

People who get injured on the job are choosing to find attorneys to help them with their claims.  When an employee gets injured, they file a claim. If the claim is denied, employees are hiring attorneys to help them get the claim accepted. This can result in a settlement, or it can turn into a full investigation and opening of the employee’s claim. This trend shows that employees who hire attorneys tend to say on disability longer and can increase the amount they receive for their injuries.

In every state, workers’ compensation cases have seen an increase in attorney involvement. For example, in California, there is a 35% increase in attorney involvement for employees. There is a drastic change in how much a claim pays, depending on attorney involvement. The average pay for non-attorney involvement is around $11,000; with attorney involvement, it is $84, 244. That is a huge jump. If this trend persists, employers may find themselves in hot water.

Defense Attorneys Keep Things Fair 

An attorney’s job is to strongly advocate for their client. Even if the client doesn’t have the most robust case, an attorney will fight hard. We are here to advocate for you and ensure that everything is fair. Just because you are a successful business does not mean your employees are entitled to get more money out of you.

Our Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorneys at Sacks & Zolonz, LLP are here to

  • Provide risk management services
  • Fight fraudulent claims
  • Help you handle and process claims
  • Guide you if you are uninsured

We are in the business of keeping you in business. Worker’s compensation is a program created to help employees. We know you are nothing without them. However, you do not owe an employee more than what a claim suggests. We are here to ensure that everything is fair in the process of a claim. Let us help you help your employees without going bankrupt. You can contact us for a consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 310-216-7778.

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