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 suffered a work-related illness and family members who tragically lost a loved one in a workplace accident may also be eligible to receive work comp benefits.
To learn if you are eligible to collect benefits, talk to an experienced work injury attorney at Sacramento Workers’ Compensation Attorney Group today.
Q. What do I need to do after suffering a work-related injury?
A. After suffering a work-related injury, it is imperative 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 Sacramento Workers’ Compensation Attorney Group to guide you through the oftentimes challenging work comp system.
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 retuning to the same line of work
- 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 at Sacramento Workers’ Compensation Attorney Group. For many years throughout the area, they have helped workers get full benefits for a workplace accident, even after initially being denied. They will use their extensive pool of resources to show the insurance company why their decision should be overturned.
Q. Can I go to my own doctor for medical treatment?
A. Yes, however, you must have informed your employer of the decision to see your doctor in the advent of an injury before the injury occurred. If you did not inform your employer of your decision prior to the injury occurring, you’ll need to see a doctor who is in your employer’s insurance carrier network. It’s important to note: if your employer 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 group by calling 916-246-6007 or by submitting a contact form. When you call, a friendly member of our staff will set you up with an appointment to speak to a caring work comp lawyer at Sacramento Workers’ Compensation Attorney Group. All of the experienced work injury attorneys we work with offer free, no hassle consultations and wont’ 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?