Workers compensation is available to employees who suffered injuries while working. These injuries can be either sudden or cumulative, and often lead to medical expenses and an inability to work. With our team at the Law Offices of Andrew B. Shin, you can pursue these benefits with ease.
In California, any employee who suffers a work-related injury is eligible for workers' compensation. The application process can be complicated though, and insurance companies often give weak claims the runaround. For this reason, our team combs through your claim to produce a thorough and detailed depiction of the events that led to your injury. This helps you receive the maximum possible benefit.
Usually, these accidents would fall under the category of a work-related incident. If you were traveling for your job, if you were driving to lunch on your break from work, or if you were picking up something for work, you may be able to apply for workers' compensation.
As with all claims, workers' compensation benefits are subject to a statute of limitations, meaning a time limit within which you must apply for benefits. The longer you wait to tell your employer about your injury, the more likely your claim will be denied. In California, file within the first 30 days of your injury.
Yes, you can. Ask your employer where you should go for treatment if you have not already pre-designated a doctor on your company medical plan. When you are receiving care, let your doctor know that your injury occurred as the result of an incident at work. This lets the doctor know that he or she will be required to fill out additional paperwork for you.
We offer free consultations with our San Jose workers' comp lawyers. For answers to all your questions, schedule an appointment today by calling (408) 709-7317.