Workers’ Comp FAQ
Answers To Common Workers’ Comp Questions
Even with California’s strong employee rights laws, workers still have questions about the process and what they are entitled to. At Work Injury Law Group in Lawndale, we want you to have the information you need to be empowered. We work tenaciously to protect your rights. Read on to learn more about your rights and options.
How do I pay for a workers’ compensation attorney?
There is no upfront cost to work with one of our attorneys. We do not get paid until you do, so we aggressively pursue all the benefits you are entitled to under California workers’ compensation laws.
How do I get workers’ compensation?
If you are hurt at work, it is important that you follow the process to file a claim. There are five specific steps to take:
- Get medical treatment at the medical care network your company uses.
- Tell the medical care provider that you were hurt on the job and report all of your symptoms.
- Notify your employer of the injury – within 30 days.
- Fill out and submit a claim form. Your employer is required to give you a claim form.
- Speak with a workers’ compensation attorney.
When you work with our team, we review your injury and then pursue the full range of benefits to which you are entitled under California law. You will work one-on-one with an attorney who will answer all of your questions and ensure that all forms are correctly filled out and that your application is complete and filed before the deadline.
Once my claim is approved, which workers’ compensation benefits can I expect?
Every injury is different, so it makes sense that the benefits will also vary, depending on the severity of the injury. Typically, you may be eligible for:
- All the therapy, medication and medical care you need to recover
- Total temporary total disability (TTD) is when a portion of your salary will be paid during the time you cannot work
- Total permanent disability (TPD) is paid when your injury or disease prevents you from working ever again
- Supplemental job displacement benefits may be obtained so that you can learn new skills
- Death benefits may be available if a family member dies from a workplace-acquired disease, illness or injury
We know that this area of law is complex and tends to be confusing. We are here to help you attain the benefits that are due to you.
Is Work Injury Law Group a workers’ comp firm?
Our firm is employee-focused and much of our practice centers on California workers’ compensation issues. We protect workers’ rights when they are injured on the job, being harassed or discriminated against or experiencing retaliation.
Get Answers From A Team Experienced In California Workers’ Comp
We are tenacious advocates for employees. We put you, the client, at the center of all we do. Call our team and arrange a free consultation at 310-299-8945. We listen to you and hear your story. We are always here to answer your questions. You can also reach us via our online contact form. Located in Lawndale, we help injured and mistreated workers throughout Southern California.