Workers’ Comp & Unions
Santa Ana Workers’ Comp Attorney
Do you belong to a labor union? Were you hurt on the job? Filing for
workers’ compensation might be more complicated than the average employee’s experience
due to your membership to a union. While your union is supposed to be
there to help you through difficult times at work, they may just be one
more party involved with a claim, inadvertently making things more difficult
than they need to be. Allow Thomas F. Martin, PLC and our firm’s
Orange County workers’ compensation attorney to sort through your
case and simplify it for you.
Accolades and accomplishments that set us apart include:
- 25+ years of legal experience
- Appreciative client testimonials
- Focus on workers’ comp cases – no distractions
“Best Attorneys” listing by
The Orange County Register
Want to know more about what we do? Call 714.594.5389 today.
Potential Benefits & Disadvantages of Belonging to a Union
Workers’ compensation claims might be supported by your employer
who wants to see their employees and coworkers happy in the workplace,
but the decision to pay out benefits is not theirs to make. Insurance
companies that your employer relies on will be given the choice of accepting or
denying a claim. Belonging to a union can be particularly helpful at this point since
insurance companies are more likely to listen to a union representative
than a single individual.
A union could help your workers’ compensation claim by:
- Providing you information your employer withheld.
- Encouraging you to follow through with a claim.
- Monitoring employer and insurance company behavior.
- Protect you from penalization for filing a claim.
Being part of a union can work against you in some situations, though.
Depending on what the union provides you on a regular basis, such as special
healthcare benefits and pay advantages, you might be told that you cannot
seek full workers’ compensation. A union representative may also
feel the need to take over your claim and file it for you, resulting in
accidentally providing incorrect information regarding your accident or
injury. If you do choose to allow your union to help you with a workers’
compensation claim, you should also do so with the oversight of an experienced
attorney who is not motivated by anything other than your successful recovery.
Why You Should Choose Our Law Firm
Our Santa Ana workers’ compensation lawyer is all about upholding
the rights of injured workers in California. Without ties to union contracts
or insurance company goals, we can unbiasedly help you through your workers’
compensation filing and promote only what is in your best interests. Get a
personal consultation by
contacting us online today.