If you received an injury at work, the chances are that you are eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits. However, there is only one real way of finding out – talking to a knowledgeable attorney. If you have an attorney on speed dial, be sure to give them a call and ask about your potential case.
If you do not have an attorney to call, be sure to check with a Los Angeles Workers Compensation Attorneys today; give a call and schedule your free initial consultation to receive a free case evaluation.
If there is a chance of obtaining benefits for a work-related injury, their attorneys will help you receive it.
Here are the basics of workers’ compensation and everything you need to know before filing a worker’s compensation claim in California.
After filing a claim, it may be a while before you receive an answer. If your claim is successful, you may receive the following:
- Compensation for your medical costs and care (everything related to your work-related injury, including any future costs)
- Compensation for your wage loss (approximately 2/3 of your total lost wages since the moment of your injury and until you are able to return to work)
- Disability Benefits (permanent or total disability benefits)
In some rare cases, an employee dies from a work accident. If and when this happens, the surviving family members (dependants) may be eligible to file a claim and receive death benefits.
Things To Do After The Injury
As soon as you receive the injury at work, it is essential that you contact your employer. This is the first step in obtaining your claim, and usually one of the most important ones. Failure to let your superiors know of your injury could result in negative consequences (not being able to file a claim).
After you have let your superiors know of your injury, seek medical attention. However, you cannot just go to any doctor. Your superior should let you know which doctors you are able to visit (these doctors are appointed by the insurance company). After visiting the doctor appointed by the insurance company, the doctor will hand over the report to the insurance company (you can obtain a copy for your attorney), and after that, your superior will help you submit the documents for the worker’s compensation claim.
If your initial claim has been denied, do not despair. This has happened many times to millions of individuals in the past. Simply contact a Workplace Injury Attorneys in Los Angeles, and let them take care of your case. Usually, their attorneys will file an appeal and provide more information and documents related to your case.
The best thing you can do is call the attorneys right away after getting injured, and ensure that the same attorney works on your case from the initial claim to the appeal (if it comes to that point).
Remember that you are fighting for something that belongs to you, and should not give up no matter what everyone else says.
And for any other information related to your worker’s compensation claim, be sure to send an email or contact the available attorneys.