Occupation and Risks for Injuries
Los Angeles is a busy city and is full of dangers for people moving around the city. The city’s heavy traffic is making people shift to biking and walking even when it is not as safe. Another group that is at a higher risk is the people who work outside.
What are the workplaces that bring people outside into risky situations?
Any job that exposes a person to fast-moving vehicles or machines is a risky situation. The possibility of causing severe trauma in this line of work means that it should have higher safety management. The workers who fall under these situations are bike messengers, construction specialists, caseworkers, delivery drivers, and other similar professions.
What should workers do in the case of an injury?
California is a no-fault state in the case of workers’ compensation claims. This means that employers do not have to prove who is at fault in the accident. The employees only have to prove that the injury was sustained during work. Reporting the injury immediately is important.
Does help come right away?
Insurers are allowed 90 days to deny a claim if they think that the policy does not apply to an injury. Insurers are still responsible for up to $10,000 in medical expenses even when they deny a claim. Company workers should not be left with injuries or any illnesses. The company should also help them pay for their treatments.
What if workers have to sue people who caused injuries?
If workers were hit by a speeding car or encountered an accident, employers might be able to help. In many cases, employers sue on behalf of the worker. A lawyer can help the victims of serious injuries understand their legal options after an injury or after the denial of a claim.