If your employer has violated California employment law, it might seem that your case is very clear. You might have evidence, corroborating witnesses, and feel as though your case is open and shut. Unfortunately, there are many issues that can come up to prevent you from receiving the compensation you are owed for your damages.
Keep reading to learn about many of the most critical mistakes employees make when they file cases against their employer. Then contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 if you require a free legal consultation with a California attorney.
Not Filing in Time
It can be difficult to finally make the decision to file your claim. It can be nerve-wracking, and you might second-guess yourself a million times. We understand this, but it is also important to remember that you do not have all the time in the world. If you wait too long, you might lose the right to file due to statutes of limitations. Waiting even one day longer than the requirements can mean losing no matter how strong your case is.
Not Knowing How to Determine Damages
These are difficult cases to quantify. Many people bringing these cases are feeling emotional, and they are not sure how to correctly determine the damages they suffered. This is another reason that it can be helpful to have an attorney on your side. We know to ask for financial compensation, including severance, but to also ask for other damages too.
We know that recovering payment for your past medical costs is not enough – your future medical costs associated with the injury should be covered too. Your lost wages – both past and future – should be covered. If you suffered, then you should receive compensation for those damages too.
Not Fully Understanding the Process
Filing a claim against your employer is not a process that is set up for employees to have success on their own. An attorney knows the law, knows when a case is strong, and when to file. In some cases, individuals who file have no idea how long the process will last and become disillusioned, or they might not realize all the forms they need to fill out and miss out on their filing because of it.
All of these issues can be solved by working with an attorney who understands this and other types of employment law. You can easily contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 if you would like a free legal consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney. We can help you assess your best way forward.