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Disability Law Offices of Tony Adderley

Your Rights Under Workers’ Comp

  • By: Tony Adderley
  • Published: June 5, 2015
Proving Disability In California

In southern California, if you or someone you love becomes ill or injured at the workplace, arrange at once to speak with an experienced Los Angeles workers’ compensation attorney. All California employers must carry workers’ compensation insurance. When a worker sustains a work-related injury or falls ill due to workplace-related conditions, the insurance company pays for the employee’s medical treatment, lost wages, and in some cases for permanent disability or vocational retraining. As an employee in California, these are your workers’ compensation rights:

  • the right to file a claim after any work-related injury
  • the right to prompt medical treatment
  • the right to a medical examination by a doctor other than your employer’s doctor
  • the right to benefits based on your particular claim and injuries
  • the right to protection from employer retaliation or termination after filing a claim

You are not required to have an attorney’s services if youneed to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. However, as you move through the workers’ compensation system, you’ll find that it’s time-consuming, confusing, and easy to make a mistake that could delay your benefits or even cause your claim to be rejected. You may not know precisely what benefits to claim or what deadlines you have to meet. However, when you work with an experienced Los Angeles workers’ compensation attorney, you can be confident that all of your workers’ compensation rights will be protected. Your attorney will help you meet the deadlines and ensure that all of the paperwork is completed properly and thoroughly.

If you’ve already applied for worker’s compensation benefits and those benefits were denied, let a workers’ compensation attorney handle an appeal on your behalf. The workers’ compensation system is a huge bureaucracy in California – you need to be represented by someone who understands that bureaucracy and works with it routinely. If you are injured at work in the Los Angeles area, now or in the future, contact an experienced Los Angeles workers’ compensation attorney as quickly as possible.

About the Author Tony Adderley has been working as a professional advocate for
individuals entitled to Social Security Disability (SSD) and worker’s
compensation benefits for more than 20 years.