How an Attorney Can Help With a Workers’ Compensation Claim
The workers’ compensation claim filing process might seem simple and straightforward, but it’s possible for many issues to arise with your restaurant injury claim. Unfortunately, not every employer upholds their legal obligations to their injured workers, and some go so far as to interfere directly with employee claims. You may have grounds for legal recourse against an employer for retaliating against your claim or disrupting the claim process.
Even if your employer fulfills all their legal obligations, you could still face complications with the insurance carrier. No insurance company has any incentive to pay out a maximum settlement for any claim, so they will generally look for all the reasons they can find to reduce a settlement offer or outright deny a claim. Having an experienced Desert Hot Springs restaurant injury attorney help you with your claim will dramatically reduce the chances of that happening.
It’s also possible to have grounds for a third-party personal injury claim in addition to your workers’ compensation claim. While you typically cannot sue your employer in response to a workplace injury if they have workers’ compensation insurance, if someone else is responsible for causing your damage, you would be able to bring a civil suit against them. This could help you recover compensation for damages not covered by your workers’ compensation claim.
The attorneys at English Lloyd & Armenta can provide the comprehensive legal representation you need, no matter what your restaurant injury claim entails. If applicable to your situation, we will assist you with all steps of the workers’ compensation claim filing process and help you maximize the benefits you obtain. If you are able to file a third-party personal injury suit or you were injured as a guest and need to file a standalone civil suit against a restaurant, you can rely on our firm for assistance with this, too.
Q: How Long After an Accident Can You Sue for Personal Injury in California?
A: If there are grounds for a personal injury suit against a restaurant or any other party, you must file your claim within two years of the date the injury occurred. This might seem like more than enough time, but there are various procedural requirements you must meet to proceed with your claim. After your injury, seek medical care immediately and then reach out to a Desert Hot Springs restaurant injury attorney right away to start your recovery process.
Q: Can You Sue a Restaurant if the Food Is Too Hot?
A: Yes, it is possible to file a civil suit if you are seriously injured as a result of food being too hot. Many high-profile civil suits have arisen over recent years pertaining to food-related injuries. When food is served hot in a restaurant, the server should warn the guest and take reasonable steps to prevent injuries. If you are unsure whether you have grounds for legal action in response to a burn from hot food, consult a Desert Hot Springs restaurant injury attorney at your earliest opportunity.