A major issue in California and the nation right now is immigration.
It is estimated that approximately 10% of California workers are undocumented with a majority of them doing some of the toughest jobs around.
The California worker’s comp arena is designed to be a note fault system focused on getting the injured worker medical treatment and back to work. Unfortunately many of the Injured Workers are reluctant to file workers comp claims out of fear that their undocumented status puts them at risk.
Don’t Let Fear Keep You From Your Legal Rights
Well there may be risks to being undocumented and injured worker in the state of California still has rights under his workers compensation. You shouldn’t fear filing a workers comp claim if you have been injured on the job contact RP Law Group at 951-394-3640 for a free consultation with an experienced workers compensation attorney.
You sustained a Personal Injury injury, have a claim, and are receiving treatment. But then you suffer an additional injury outside of work.
For example, you sustained a low back and left leg injury at work, but later at some point your right leg is really hurting all the time. This is possibly from overuse as you are favoring your left leg and your right leg is overcompensating. Is it related to your workers comp claim or not?
You May Be Entitled to Additional Compensation
Under certain circumstances a subsequent injury may actually be a result of your work comp injury and as such be deemed a compensable consequence injury and need to be included in your Personal Injury claim. The professionals at RP Law Group can help you on the way to determining if your new injury falls within this category.
If you have any questions about your Personal Injury claim and whether or not your new injury should be included call RP Law Group at (951) 394-3640 to be guided through the complex process of determining a compensable consequence injury.