If you’re an employer in Santa Barbara, California, you are almost certainly legally required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Ideally, this insurance provides financial assistance to employees who are injured in on-the-job accidents or who become ill due to work-related circumstances.
However, some employees file fraudulent workers’ compensation claims. You may deny a claim when this happens.
Upon denying a claim, be aware that an employee may very likely sue you instead of accepting your decision. If this happens, a Santa Barbara workers’ compensation lawsuits attorney at Sacks Law Group, APC can provide the defense you need.
In California, there are several valid reasons for an employer to deny a workers’ compensation claim. Some of these include:
A Santa Barbara workers’ compensation lawsuits attorney can help an employer when an employee sues after a workers’ compensation claim is denied by representing the employer in court and defending against the lawsuit. The attorney can review the case and evidence, develop a legal strategy, and present the employer’s side of the case in court.
The attorney can also help the employer to gather and present evidence to support their decision to deny the claim, such as demonstrating that the injury or illness is not work-related, or that the employee failed to follow safety procedures. They can also help the employer to negotiate a settlement or reach a resolution that is in the best interests of the employer.
Additionally, the attorney can provide guidance to the employer on their legal obligations and responsibilities during the lawsuit, including how to respond to legal documents, how to prepare for court, and how to handle any appeals or motions that may be filed.
It’s important to note that each case is unique and the outcome can vary depending on the facts and evidence presented. However, having an attorney experienced in workers’ compensation lawsuits can help the employer navigate the legal process and improve their chances of a favorable outcome. For more information about what Sacks Law Group, APC can do for you, contact us online or call us at 310-216-7778.