Documenting Your Workers’ Compensation Case in California
Documenting your workers’ compensation case is not just about securing the benefits you are owed now; it’s also about securing your future. With an experienced workers’ compensation attorney by your side, you’ll be guided through the intricate process, ensuring you receive the benefits you deserve.
The California workers’ compensation system has jurisdiction to address physical, internal and psychological injuries sustained on the job either due to a specific injury or caused because of the nature of the work duties over time.
Immediate Medical Care
Employers are required to provide medical care for work injuries WITHIN ONE DAY. Reporting your injury or condition to your employer will trigger access to $10,000 worth of medical care while the claim is being investigated. It is essential to attend all medical appointments so your injuries and conditions can be fully documented.
When treatment is completed
California’s Workers’ Compensation system utilizes various grids and charts to determine medical treatment and compensation. In complex cases, an attorney familiar with the system may be helpful to you while you are recovering from your injuries and conditions.
Finding The Right Attorney
Your choice of an attorney can affect the outcome of your case. Consider:
- The years of experience
- Whether the attorney limits his or her practice to workers’ compensation.
- Whether the attorney actually appears in court, or uses non-attorney “hearing representatives”
For inquiries pertaining to your workers’ comp case, don’t hesitate to connect with Thomas F. Martin, PLC. With 30 years of experience handling workers’ compensation cases, and by limiting his practice to handling only workers’ compensation cases, you will be in good hands.