As an employer in Los Angeles, you likely already know that you are required to carry workersâ€™ compensation insurance to protect yourself and your employees. This is a â€śno-faultâ€ť system, which means that it does not matter who causes a workplace injury – the injured worker will be entitled to various types of benefits. However, there are times when disputes arise between the employer and the employee, and when this occurs, the employer needs representation. At Sacks & Zolonz, LLP, our employer vs. employee disputes attorneys want to discuss these situations as well as how we can help you get through this.
There are various reasons why you, as an employer, may need to deny a workers composition claim in Los Angeles. Some of the legitimate reasons why you may have to deny a claim (or at least question the veracity of the claim) include the following:
In and of themselves, these reasons may not be enough to justify the denial of a claim. However, they are enough to question whether or not a claim should be accepted or warrant further investigation.
At Sacks & Zolonz, LLP, we help employers understand their rights. California has a specific process for employer disputes of workersâ€™ compensation claims, and we make sure that you follow this process thoroughly and completely.
After you provide information to a claims adjuster about a possible illegitimate workersâ€™ compensation claim, the claims adjuster could deny the claim. However, if the claims adjuster does not deny the claim, you will be required to take additional steps to dispute the workersâ€™ account of the events. This will include attending various hearings.
During the dispute process, the allegedly injured worker will have the right to legal representation, which means you need to be represented by legal counsel as well. It is crucial for you to understand your rights so that you do not have to put up with fraudulent or wrongful claims that could end up hurting your bottom line. Rightfully disputing workersâ€™ compensation claims can help the overall workplace by keeping your costs down, thereby allowing you to spend more money on other employee benefits.
If you are an employer and find yourself having to dispute a workersâ€™ compensation claim made by an employee, you need to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Sacks & Zolonz, LLP, our Los Angeles-based attorneys have extensive experience representing employers in complex disputes against employees. Our employer vs. employee disputes attorney will fully investigate your case so we can help you get through this and ensure you are treated fairly. You can contact us for a consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 310-216-7778.