Q. How do I know if I’m eligible to collect workers’ compensation benefits?
A. Almost any employee in the state of California that has suffered an injury in a workplace accident is eligible to receive assistance through the workers’ compensation system. Workers who suffer a work-related illness and family members who tragically lose a loved one in a workplace accident may also be eligible to receive worker compensation benefits.
To learn if you are eligible to collect benefits, talk to an experienced workers comp attorney at Golden State Workers Compensation today.
Q. What do I need to do after suffering a work-related injury?
A. After suffering a work-related injury, it is imperative that you have a medical professional examine you and document your injury. After your examination, you must notify your employer of your injury. Per law, you have 30 days to report your injury to your employer. Failure to report your injury within 30 days can result in a claim denial. Finally, call a dedicated work injury lawyer at Golden State Workers Compensation to guide you through the extremely challenging work comp system. You might need a specialized attorney, such as an experienced chemical exposure attorney in Sacramento. Give us a call so we can take an appropriate course of action together.
Q. What types of benefits can I get through work comp?
A. Five basic benefits are covered by the workers’ compensation system:
- Temporary disability benefits – payments for wages lost while recovering from a temporary injury
- Permanent disability benefits – payments for wages lost as a result of a permanent, disabling injury
- Death benefits – payments to surviving family members in the event of a workplace-related death
- Job retraining benefits – vouchers for job retraining if the injury prevents the employee from returning to the same job
- Medical care
Q. My claim was denied. How can I get help now?
A. If your claim was denied, you might be able to challenge the insurance company’s decision. However, it is not recommend you challenge the claim denial without the representation of a knowledgeable work comp attorney. Whether you need a competent delayed claim lawyer in Sacramento or one of Sacramento’s leading denied claim attorneys, Golden State Workers Compensation is where you can seek support and assistance. We have been helping workers throughout the area get full benefits for workplace accidents, even after initially being denied. We will use our extensive pool of resources to show the insurance company why their initial decision should be overturned.
Q. Can I go to my own doctor for medical treatment?
A. Yes, however, you must inform your employer of the decision to see your own doctor in case of an injury before an injury occurs. If you did not inform your employer of your decision prior to the injury, you’ll need to see a doctor who is in your employer’s insurance carrier network. It’s important to note: if your employer has failed to notify you of your right to choose a doctor ahead of time or failed to inform you of your work comp rights, the law allows you to see your own doctor.
Q. What’s the best way to contact your law group?
A. You can contact our law firm by calling (916) 246-6007 or by submitting a contact form. When you call, a helpful member of our staff will set you up with an appointment to speak to a compassionate work comp lawyer at Golden State Workers Compensation. All of our experienced work injury attorneys offer free, no hassle consultations and won’t ask you for a dime until you get benefits. Why wait to contact our law group when help may be only one phone call away?