Filing a Workers Compensation Claim
When a worker is hurt on the job or suffers an illness as a result of their work environment, the worker can seek benefits for various types of damages through the state’s workers’ compensation system. In California, an injured worker does not have to prove the injury was caused by an employer’s negligence to collect benefits. Simply put, if an employee gets hurt at work, he or she is eligible to file a workers’ compensation claim. Filing a Workers Compensation Claim- If you have been injured and are confused and frustrated, call now for a free initial consultation.
When seeking benefits for a work injury, many employees are unaware of the steps to take following a workplace accident. At the California Workers Compensation Lawyers, the skilled work injury lawyers in our firm recommend injured workers seek medical assistance as soon as possible after suffering an injury or “discovering” an injury.
Once a qualified healthcare professional has treated the injury, the worker should notify anyone in a place of authority at work about the injury within 90 days of acquiring or discovering the injury. A written notice is not required, but it is recommended hurt employees document the date their employer was notified.
After an injury or illness has been reported, your employer should notify their insurance carrier of the injury. The insurance carrier will then complete a first report form and submit it to the state. The insurance carrier will also begin an investigation into the work comp claim and determine if the claim should be approved, terminated or modified.
It’s important to note, the insurance company wants to pay you as little as possible so they can keep profits high. In their quest to prevent paying you, it’s not uncommon for an insurance carrier to terminate or modify a legitimate work comp claim. Let a dedicated work injury attorney at the California Workers Compensation Lawyers, go to bat for you at a time when no one else is looking out for your well being. We have gone up against all insurance companies and won, and have the legal knowledge needed to get you fair benefits for:
- Medical costs – surgeries, hospitalization, prescription medication
- Lost wages – percentage of gross weekly wages
- Death benefits – benefits are payable to the deceased’s family members
Work Injury Attorney in Palmdale
It can be very overwhelming when visiting the California DWC website. The website is a confusing maze of instructions and forms. Let a qualified work injury attorney at the California Workers Compensation Lawyers, gather, prepare, and submit your paperwork so you can focus on your recovery. Even the smallest clerical error can cause a delay in benefits and possibly, prevent you from getting benefits. A professional work injury lawyer at our firm will make sure your paperwork is submitted correctly and on time.
Work Injury Attorney in Palmdale
At the California Workers Compensation Lawyers, work comp law is all we do. We don’t handle any other type of practice area, so you can be confident your case is being handled by legal professionals who know the system inside and out. If you’re afraid and are worried about the cost to hire a workers comp lawyer, there’s nothing to fear. All of our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing until we have successfully resolved your claim. Get in touch with us today by calling (661) 202-3042 .