The Workers’ Compensation Process in California
Workers’ compensation is a complex process that has many rules and exceptions. It is difficult for most people to understand all of the procedures and deadlines. Although employers are required to have workers’ compensation insurance, the insurance companies are looking out for their own interests, not their employees’ rights.
At Berger & Michelena, we are on your side. Our Los Angeles, California, workers’ compensation attorneys have more than 100 years of combined experience representing injured workers in the Los Angeles area.
Who Will Protect Your Rights After a Work Injury?
It can be confusing to know what to do after a work injury. You should immediately report the injury to your employer. We recommend talking with a lawyer before filing the workers’ comp claim. It is easy to make a mistake on the application, and you do not want to miss the filing deadline. We can help you complete and submit the claim.
Working with a lawyer from the beginning can help you avoid common problems with workers’ comp claims. However, if you have applied and your claim was denied, we can still help. Many claims are initially denied, so do not give up hope. You may still receive the benefits you need.
Our lawyers represent injured workers from all occupations. We also represent undocumented workers in California. As long as you were injured on the job, you can file for workers’ compensation, regardless of your immigration status.