Workers' Compensation in Lancaster

Lancaster Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

Rely on Experienced & Compassionate Legal Representation

Each year, thousands of Californians sustain occupational illnesses and injuries that necessitate a workers’ compensation claim. These injuries are often caused by poor working conditions, falling objects, slip and fall accidents, and motor vehicle collisions. Unfortunately, it’s true that employers and insurance companies frequently deny claims, and for a variety of reasons. For this reason, it’s imperative that you turn to a qualified legal representative before taking legal action.

At The Bridgeford Law Office, our Lancaster workers’ compensation lawyers have over 75 years of collective experience and a thorough understanding of this challenging and multifaceted legal process. During your initial assessment, we can review your circumstances and address your questions and concerns. With the guidance of our knowledgeable legal team, you can pursue and achieve benefits that facilitate your physical and financial recovery.

Contact The Bridgeford Law Office, APC at (661) 771-3004 to discuss your case with workers’ compensation attorney.

Pursue Benefits with Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialists

All business owners in California are legally required to purchase workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ compensation is a state-regulated insurance program that provides wage replacement and medical benefits to thousands of injured Californians each year. The purpose of this “no fault” system is to defend the rights of workers while simultaneously protecting employers from personal injury lawsuits. In an ideal scenario, a sick or injured employee can file a claim and receive financial assistance that covers their medical treatments, lost wages, and more.

There are 5 different types of workers’ compensation benefits:

  1. Medical benefits
  2. Temporary disability benefits
  3. Permanent disability benefits
  4. Supplemental job displacement benefits
  5. Death benefits

Unfortunately, most initial workers’ compensation claims are denied. Your best chance at obtaining benefits is to hire an attorney before filing your claim. However, your case isn’t over even if your initial claim was denied. At The Bridgeford Law Office, two of our attorneys, Mark K. Bridgeford and Gary W. Allen, are Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialists who have a comprehensive understanding of the appeal process. By working with our legal team, you can fight for your right to benefits.

You can pursue benefits for a variety of illnesses and injuries, including:

  • Occupational illnesses and diseases
  • Repetitive trauma injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Preexisting conditions exacerbated by work conditions
  • Job-related mental health conditions
  • Slip and fall injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Neck and spinal cord injuries
  • Joint conditions
  • Hearing or vision loss

There are certain steps you can take to protect your claim. For example, it’s critical that you visit a medical care professional once you’ve noticed your injury or illness. During your exam, you need to ask the doctor to specifically note that your condition is an occupational injury. Your medical record serves as vital evidence that can support your claim and, if necessary, help you during the appeal process. Your next step is to give your employer a written notice of your medical condition. It’s important that you keep a copy that is signed and dated for your own records.

When to Hire a Lancaster Workers' Compensation Lawyer

If you have suffered a work-related injury or illness, you may be considering whether to hire a workers' compensation attorney or attempt to navigate the system on your own. In rare cases in which your injuries are minor, your employer admits the injury happened at work, or if you miss little or no work due to your injury, you may be able to get away with handling your claim on your own. Unfortunately, roadblocks can arise even in these relatively uncomplicated situations which can compromise your ability to receive the treatment and benefits you need. An attorney can guide you step-by-step through the process, protect you from potential pitfalls, and give you an honest assessment of your situation.

You should retain an attorney as soon as possible if any of the following are true:

  • Your work-related injuries are severe enough to require surgery
  • Your injuries are moderate to severe, or if your doctor believes your health will not return to the condition it was prior to your injury
  • You believe your injuries will impact your ability to perform your job duties moving forward
  • You have a pre-existing disability that has been aggravated by your injuries
  • Your employer has taken some form of adverse action against you because of your injuries
  • Your employer, its insurance company, or the state workers' compensation board has denied, delayed, or otherwise disputed your claim
  • You believe you are not receiving the proper amount or type of benefits you deserve
  • You are in any way uncomfortable or confused navigating the workers' comp system on your own

Schedule a Free Consultation

Filing for workers’ compensation benefits can be a challenging legal process. Depending on your personal circumstances, you may have to jump through hoops and complete many steps just to obtain benefits. Fortunately, you can rely on the Lancaster workers’ compensation attorneys at The Bridgeford Law Office. Our legal team can successfully guide you through each step of your legal journey and even represent your interests before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board.

Contact The Bridgeford Law Office at (661) 771-3004 to schedule a case evaluation today.

A Firm You
Can Rely On

  • 19 Years of Experience in the Santa Clarita Valley in Your Corner
  • Attorneys Allen and Bridgeford Are Certified Workers' Compensation Specialists by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California
  • Open Lines of Communication and Direct Attention from Our Dedicated Attorneys
  • Personalized Legal Care Where We Treat All Clients Like Family
  • We Take the Time to Listen to Your Needs During a Confidential Initial Assessment

Client Testimonials

  • Very pleased with this Law Office

    “Very pleased with this Law Office for Workmans Comp representation. Work hard and not a dime out of pocket. Would highly recommend”

    Joel C.

  • I would recommend Mark and his staff to anyone in need.

    “I was referred to Mark by a friend and after our consultation, I knew he had my best interest in mind. He fought for me and we were awarded a more than fair settlement. I would recommend Mark and his staff to anyone in need. A very good group of people”

    Mason U.

  • They made me feel like a person rather than a number.

    “Very nice, and made me feel like a person rather than a number. Thanks!”

    William Mount

  • They are exceptional at what they do.

    “I was a client for this law office a few years ago. I have nothing bad to say about Mr. Allen as well as Mr. Bridgeford. They are exceptional at what they do. I thank you all for helping when I needed it most!”

    Wendy G.

  • He is without a doubt the finest work comp attorney in So. CA

    ““I had the good fortune to choose Mr. Bridgeford to handle my work comp case...Not only is he an EXTREMELY skilled lawyer who prevented the insurance company from doing various nasty things to me, but his caring, legal expertise & wonderful staff prevented all of it from happening and the outcome of the case was better than I ever could have hoped for...He is without a doubt the finest work comp attorney in So. CA and if you need a great one, then he's DEFINITELY the right man with the right staff for the job...Despite this being a very complex case with 4.5 years of litigation, they were always very attentive to my needs and most definitely saw that justice was done...I have heard many stories of work comp clients getting screwed over and Mark made sure that that did not happen in my case...You will not regret choosing him...I will be eternally grateful to Mark and the entire staff of Bridgeford Law...””

    David F.

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