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Riverside Workers’ Compensation Attorney

Heiting & Irwin attorneysUnless you work somewhere with a high risk of injury, you never expect to be injured on the job.

Even workers who do have a higher risk of injury, such as construction workers, probably never think they are going to be the one who gets injured, but workplace injuries happen and they can happen to anyone.

Richard Irwin has been handling workers’ compensation cases since 1980 and is a state certified specialist, and has been recognized as a California Bar Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist since 1995.

When you call Heiting & Irwin, you are contacting a premier Riverside workers’ compensation law firm to assist with your work injury claim and assist with any resulting injuries.

Construction workers have a very high risk of getting hurt on the job. They are working with dangerous machinery, or in dangerous situations, and they risk their safety every day. Nurses are also highly susceptible to workplace injuries and illnesses. Lifting and moving patients, and treating patients that have serious diseases, pose risks. People who work in the back of grocery stores or in large warehouses, people moving heavy objects and who work with large machinery that could easily cause an injury to the person operating it, or an innocent bystander get hurt. Despite all of the risk that goes into these, and many other jobs, no one should have to go to work in fear that they will not be compensated fairly if injured.

What Steps Do I Need to Take?

If an injury on the job occurs you’ll probably find yourself not knowing what to do. You may feel alone and  a loss of direction, you never expected to get injured at work, so you never planned for it. You’ll also probably have a lot of questions after being injured: To whom do I talk? Was this my fault? My employer’s? One of my co-workers’? Does fault matter? Will I receive workers’ compensation? How much? Should I see a doctor? How am I going to continue providing for my family during this time? Is there a “3rd Party Case” that involves other types of damages recoverable for this accident? How does that affect me?

California State Bar SpecialistThose are some of the big questions that can arise, and during a time that is as stressful as getting injured at work, you may find yourself not even knowing where to begin with answering those questions. This is why contacting an experienced attorney who knows how to handle these situations is important. Richard Irwin is know as a great Riverside workers’ comp lawyer and is a California State Bar Certified Specialist in workers’ compensation, and has over 40 years of experience handling these types of cases. It is important to have experienced trial attorneys evaluate the facts of your injury, and to determine how to maximize the benefits available to you.

The first thing you must do after being injured at work is to notify your employer. The law requires your employer to provide you all of the necessary papers that must be filled out in order for you to receive workers’ compensation. The next step is to see your physician as soon as possible. It is important to do this step right after the injury in order for there to be no confusion on how you sustained the injury. If an insurance company sees you did not go see a doctor until a couple weeks after your claim, they might say you injured yourself some other way and either offer less money than you need or no money at all.

Is Workers’ Compensation All I Can Receive?

While many workers hurt on the job are entitled only to workers’ compensation benefits for their injuries, there may be additional benefits available. Many times a third-party, in addition to your employer, may be responsible or at fault for the injury. Recovery from that third-party could be over and above the workers compensation benefits, a separate source of compensation beyond the benefits payable by the employer or its insurance. In order to obtain fair and just compensation for being hurt on the job and with a third-party that may be liable, you should contact a Riverside workers’ compensation attorney who’s a specialist in these types of cases.

Should I Speak to a Workers’ Compensation Attorney

After suffering an injury at work, you may be embarrassed and/or afraid. A lot of people do not want to tell their boss about the injury in fear of being fired. However, there is no reason to feel this way. Injuries can happen to anyone, and workers’ compensation is available for these exact situations penalties can apply against your employer if they treat you unfairly concerning a workers’ comp claim. Also, do not fear that speaking to an attorney will hurt your relationship with your company. No one plans for injuries to happen. People that are injured usually knows the steps that need to be taken and when. Having Heiting & Irwin by your side to help you sort all of this out, helps to take all of the burden off of your shoulders so you can solely focus on recovering from your injuries. Let the work injury lawyers at Heiting & Irwin in Riverside, California handle the claim right from the beginning, give you great information and counsel. Let us maximize your benefits and your settlement.

Experienced Workers’ Comp Lawyers in the Inland Empire

Heiting & Irwin has handled workers’ comp cases since 1976, with our own investigator and many experts available to make sure all of the important facts and medical issues are addressed and are documented and preserved, so that your rights may be protected, and that you receive the maximum recovery you deserve. If you or someone you know have been injured on the job, contact the workers’ compensation lawyers at Heiting & Irwin. Our experienced and dedicated team of attorneys will lead you through this difficult and stressful time. There is no reason to tackle this case alone.

In addition, Heiting & Irwin may assist you with other matters and concerns. Be sure to give attention to getting an attorney immediately. Strict time limits can apply in these cases and can act to bar a claim completely. Information initially available may be lost. It is extremely important that we are engaged as soon as possible to enable us to have the opportunity to investigate promptly and thoroughly. Prompt access and investigation are a must.