Filing A Workers’ Comp Claim
Individuals who are injured at work have a right to pursue benefits through a workers’ compensation claim. Unfortunately, the path to actually recovering benefits can be particularly challenging. Employers and their insurance companies are eager to minimize the cost of claim payments and the increase in premiums as a result of claim filings by employees.
Remember that your injury should be covered, no matter whose fault the accident was. If it happened at work or during job activities off-site, explore your options in workers’ compensation.
Our attorneys at Ozurovich, Schwartz & Brown can help you in initial workers’ comp claim filing to prevent denied workers’ comp claims. Our team is highly skilled and experienced in injury and disability law throughout California. We will work with you one-on-one to assess your injury and make sure you get what you need.
The Filling Process
One of the biggest challenges in filing a workers’ comp claim involves getting a fair settlement in a timely manner. Meanwhile, the cost of your injury and your inability to work leave you struggling with cash flow issues.
When you work with our firm, we can be the persistent advocates you need to get results quickly and favorably through the legal process. This process will include:
- Reporting your injury as soon as possible while protecting your rights. Many workers hesitate to file workers’ comp claims due to fear of employer retaliation. They are concerned they will lose their job or be mistreated at work. It is crucial that you let your employer know as soon as possible that you have been injured, or at the very least, you should file an accident report with your manager or human resources representative. Next, contact our firm to make sure your rights are not compromised in the pursuit of compensation.
- Pursuing comprehensive and independent medical assessments that reflect the true nature of your injury. When someone is injured on the job, they may be pointed to specific medical professionals for care. Be careful not to let the insurance company take control over this process. They are motivated to have claims undervalued or denied. Our team can make sure you get the evaluations necessary to justify your claim, its connection to your job and the long-term consequences you may face.
- Filing a thorough and detailed workers’ comp claim. Simply getting injured at work is not enough to guarantee full compensation for your injury. This is especially true in cases of repetitive motion or stress-related injuries at work. Such injuries arise over time and require in-depth medical records and financial analysis to demonstrate the need for maximum compensation. Our team is equipped with the legal resources to make sure this is handled with the utmost professionalism and excellence in workers’ comp law.
Contact our office in Torrance, California, before you settle for an undervalued claim, accept a denied workers’ comp claim or wait for benefits that have been delayed by the workers’ compensation insurance provider. We can be reached online or by telephone at 310-803-9205 to set up a free consultation.