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Van Nuys Employer/Employee Disputes Attorney

Are you an employer in or around Van Nuys, California? If so, you likely already understand that California’s Labor Code requires the vast majority of employers to purchase workers’ compensation insurance. This is to provide members of the workforce with a means of seeking compensation for their medical bills and related losses if they are injured in work-related accidents.

Often, when a worker is injured on the job, the process of securing compensation for their losses runs easily and smoothly for all involved. There are exceptions though. Sometimes, disputes arise between employers and employees when workers file for workers’ compensation benefits.

Are you currently engaged in such a dispute? Navigating this situation will be a less overwhelming experience if you have guidance from a Van Nuys employer vs. employee disputes attorney. A member of our team at Sacks Law Group, APC can discuss your case in greater detail and help you better understand your potential options in these circumstances.

Reasons to Dispute a Van Nuys Workers’ Compensation Claim

You are likely a reasonable employer. If one of your workers is genuinely injured in an on-the-job accident, you may want them to recover the compensation they deserve.

That does not mean you will never have a valid reason to consider disputing a workers’ compensation claim. Reasons you may consider doing so include (but are not necessarily limited to) the following:

  • Lack of witnesses
  • The allegedly injured employee failed to report the accident in a timely manner
  • The accident report and early medical records contradict one another in some capacity
  • You have reason to believe alcohol and/or drugs contributed to the accident occurring
  • The claimant filed for workers’ compensation benefits after being laid off or terminated
  • When your insurance carrier asked the allegedly injured worker to give authorization for medical records, they refused
  • The accident was the result of horseplay

You must consider that you may face certain consequences if an employee files a claim for workers compensation benefits and receives compensation accordingly. For example, this can result in higher insurance premiums.

Again, when an employee is legitimately eligible to recover workers’ compensation benefits, you may hope that they are able to do so with ease. However, you should not have to pay the price if an employee is fraudulently attempting to recover benefits that they may not be owed.

It is nevertheless not always clear to an employer whether they have justification to deny a workers’ compensation claim. This highlights one of many reasons it is wise to coordinate with the team at a Van Nuys employer vs. employee disputes law firm. A lawyer can protect your rights and explain the nuances of your case.

Contact a Van Nuys Employer/Employee Disputes Attorney Today

If you believe you may have reason to deny an employee’s workers’ compensation claim, schedule a meeting with a Van Nuys employer vs. employee disputes attorney at Sacks Law Group. We are prepared to help you make sense of what can be a confusing situation.  Learn more about how we can help by contacting us online or calling us at 310-216-7778 to schedule your initial consultation.

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