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Were you Harmed at Work?

Did you know that if you have suffered an injury in the workplace, there may be other sources of compensation available to you besides workers’ compensation benefits? Workers may be eligible to file a claim against their employer if an unsafe working condition caused the accident, or even a third-party claim if an unsafe product caused their injuries.

If you have suffered an injury in the workplace, contact a Los Angeles work injury lawyer at Effres & Effres so we can discuss the options and compensation available to you, apart from workers’ compensation benefits. We offer our services for residents throughout Southern California, including Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Ventura, and all surrounding counties.

Compensation After Workplace Injury

You are eligible for workers’ compensation regardless of whose fault the accident was. However, most individuals don’t know that workers’ compensation benefits may not be the only source of benefits available when an accident occurs at work. In some cases in which the accident was caused by the negligence of another party, the third party can also be held liable.

Examples of third-party claims:

  • If a defective product such as a defective tool injured you, you can name the manufacturer of the equipment or tools in a third party claim.
  • If you were injured in a slip and fall accident on a slippery floor that was not cleaned properly by a cleaning and servicing company, you could name the cleaning company in a third-party claim.
  • If you were in an accident caused by defective scaffolding, you may be able to name the contractor as liable for erecting the scaffolding.

Third-party claims are not possible in every situation. These claims must be identified on a case-by-case basis.

Protecting Your Rights

If you have been injured in a workplace accident and want to know whether there are other sources of compensation available to you besides workers’ compensation benefits, contact our office to schedule a consultation with a Los Angeles work injury lawyer at Effres & Effres.

We can work with your workers’ compensation lawyer to maximize your overall recovery; and if you do not have a workers’ compensation lawyer, we can refer you to a trusted colleague to evaluate the workers’ compensation claim as well.

Contact our team at Effres & Effres to learn more about how we can help.

Our Clients' Success Stories

  • "I want to thank you for your courtesy and professional handling of my claim."
    Dear Steven, I want to thank you for your courtesy and professional handling of my claim. For the lack of better words – Thank you! by B. E.
    - B.E.
  • "Everyone in the office was always pleasant and helpful."
    Dear Mr. Effres and Office, It has been almost a year since we accepted the settlement for Jonathan and we wanted to thank you all for your help. We will not forget the empathy you showed us during the stressful time we were going through as a result of Jonathan’s injury. Everyone in the office was always pleasant and helpful. We also recognize the thoroughness with which our case was prepared should it have gone to trial. We won’t hesitate to refer you to our friends should they need an attorney. Jonathan is starting kindergarten next week and has a full-time mom now (since February)! We are all enjoying our new house. Wishing you all the best
    - M,D & J
  • "So pleased to win the case, through your legal expertise."
    Dear Mr. Effres, Please allow us to make your acquaintance. We are writing at the urging of Mr. Gusa, who shared with us the lovely history behind our receiving a beautiful six-passenger golf cart. As you know, he is a fine man and he was so pleased to win the case, through your legal expertise, so as to provide us with this unexpected gift. We would never have conceived of having such a large golf cart. Now that we have it, we are discovering how very valuable it is for being able to take a group of our distinguished guests all together on a tour around the monastery grounds. Perhaps one day circumstances will be such that you find yourself in Arizona. If so, we would be pleased to invite you on a tour of the monastery! With best regards by X. N.
    - X.N.
  • "Best law office to work with!"
    Effres & Effres law office helped me to work through my case after I was rear ended by a young person who drove someone else's car with a minimal insurance coverage. They were great, always available, answering all my questions, giving the best advises, not aggressively but based on an informed decision-making process, which I was very much part of. We got a great result. I would strongly suggest this law office to anyone who was injured in an accident. They are great, responsible and accommodating you, every step on the way.
    - Susanna

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