Accomplished Indio, CA Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
Castillo & Associates
Obtain fair compensation for your work-related OR non work-related injury; a skilled attorney can help.
Castillo & Associates is a workers’ compensation & personal injury law firm in Indio, CA serving clients in the Coachella Valley including Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta and has 5 offices to serve clients throughout Southern California. Learn more about our personal injury practice.
The State of California requires certain employers to pay workers when they suffer an injury during work. The state’s workers’ compensation program is a no-fault system, and this means that workers do not need to demonstrate that their injury was caused by another party in order to obtain benefits. Workers, therefore, are entitled to receive compensation even if they are at fault for causing the accident that led to their injuries.
If you have become sick because of your work-related duties or have been injured while you were at work, you have legal rights that protect your right to workers’ compensation benefits. Unfortunately, while workers’ compensation was designed to provide immediate aid to injured workers, many workers soon learn that after filing their claim, their benefits are no longer being provided. In other cases, workers face reduced benefits as their claim is being challenged by their employer. When this occurs, it is critical to seek the legal support of a skilled law firm who can defend the right to a fair compensation.
Over Two Decades of Experience Handling Challenging Workers’ Compensation Claims
The workers’ compensation system in the State of California is powered by employers and their insurance companies, who then provide monetary relief to workers who have been injured
while on the job. As a for-profit industry, however, many workers find that their claim is being denied at a time when they need it most. In other cases,employees face a reduction to their benefits. As an injured worker, you should know that if this has happened to you, you have a right to appeal the decision.
As prior insurance claims adjuster and senior claims examiner, Attorney Domingo Castillo has handled thousands of cases for insurance carriers such as Allstate, Cigna and more. With more than 30 years of being in the insurance claims industry, the attorneys at Castillo & Associates, are exceptional leaders in their respective field. Consider scheduling a free case evaluation with the firm today.
Benefits Available Under California’s Workers’ Compensation System
Workers’ compensation insurance in the State of California can provide the following benefits:
Workers who have been injured at work are able to receive medical treatment soon after their accident. Medical care benefits are provided to help ensure workers recover from their injury that was caused while they were on the clock. Similarly, workers that have developed an illness or a repetitive motion injury are able to receive medical care for their ailment.
Temporary Disability Benefits
Temporary disability benefits are monetary relief benefits provided to workers who are unable to return to work while in recovery.
Permanent Disability Benefits
When a person has suffered a permanent injury or has become incapacitated becasue of a work-related accident, permanent disability benefits may be available. These benefits are not provided to those who are not able to return to their original job position. Instead, permanent disability benefits are made available to those who are no longer able to earn an income because of their incapacitation.
Job Displacement Benefits
A worker who is unable to return to his or her previous job as a result of the injury will be able to obtain skill enhancement benefits.
Monetary relief can be provided to the worker’s family in the event of his or her work-related death. In some cases, funeral and burial expense compensation may be provided.
Obtain the Legal Support of a Skilled Workers’ Compensation Attorney
When you report your injury or ailment, your employer will have one day to file your claim. The filing of your claim in a timely manner is critical to your ability to recover benefits. As an injured worker, you will need to make sure you have carefully read and completed the claim before turning it in. Workers’ compensation claims are routinely delayed or even denied as a result of a simple mistake. If you have not yet filed a workers’ compensation claim or have received notice of a denied claim, it is in your best interest to take immediate action and seek qualified legal support.
The workers’ compensation attorneys at Castillo & Associates, are committed to helping injured workers obtain a fair settlement following a work-related injury or illness. When a victim cannot attain sufficient compensation through workers’ compensation insurance, the firm will investigate the case and help the client obtain compensation through a third-party claim. Speak to a qualified attorney at Castillo & Associates today for a no-obligation consultation.