Filing A Workers’ Comp Claim In Los Angeles
Too many people do not know their rights when they are injured on the job. Sadly, employers do not always explain the workers’ compensation process to injured employees. The result can be missed deadlines and unpaid claims.
Don’t risk losing your workers’ compensation by missing deadlines you didn’t know about. Get our help. We are the experienced workers’ compensation attorneys at Berger & Michelena: 213-624-9999 or 800-488-4813.
If you have been injured at work, it is important that you discuss your injury with a workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible. At Berger & Michelena, we can explain the process to you and make sure your rights are protected.
There Are Two Steps To Filing For Workers’ Comp Benefits
In California, filing a workers’ comp claim is a two-step process. First, you must report the injury to your employer. Your employer should give you a claim form that will be sent to the company’s insurance carrier. Then, working with a lawyer or on your own, you file a workers’ compensation application with the court. You must do this second step in order to be able to collect all of your benefits.
It is important to understand that reporting your injury to your employer is not the same as filing a workers’ compensation application with the court. You must complete both steps or you can miss the filing deadline and lose your chance to get all of your benefits.
We can help you file your claim form and application. Or, if you have already filed a claim, we can review your case and determine what benefits are still owed.