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Understanding your rights after a work-related injury is important – speak to a qualified attorney who will advocate on your behalf.
As a worker in California, you should know that you have legal rights when it comes to a work-place injury. Understanding these rights is essential to secure the benefits and compensation you deserve following a work-related injury. Although there are laws that protect your right to benefits, there are employers and insurance companies that do not abide by the law and they will work hard to ensure they provide the least amount of compensation as possible.
If you have reason to believe your rights have been violated after you suffered an injury because of a job-related duty, you will need to obtain the legal guidance and support of an experienced attorney. Even with the compensation laws set in place to protect you, the claim’s process can be complicated and challenging to navigate without experienced legal representation.
A Skilled Attorney Can Help You Receive the Benefits You Deserve
When you have been injured while at work, you have the right to obtain legal representation at any time during the workers’ compensation claims process. By obtaining legal support, you will make sure the process is more efficient and easier for you. If you are up against an employer or an insurance company that does not want your claim to succeed, you may be able to obtain a larger settlement or financial award by obtaining experienced legal representation.
The dedicated attorneys at Castillo & Associates have worked diligently in the pursuit of ensuring injured workers obtain the financial benefits they needed following a work-based injury. Whether you are being denied benefits, are being offered reduced benefits, or are just starting the workers’ compensation claims process, consider obtaining the legal guidance of Castillo & Associates. Contact them today to obtain a no-obligation case evaluation.
The Right to Workers’ Compensation Insurance Coverage
Under state law, most employers are legally required to obtain workers’ compensation insurance and provide coverage for their workers. State law can be favorable to injured workers and coverage can even be required for those who are considered independent contractors by their employers. Likewise, part-time workers, seasonal employees, and even temporary workers may also be able to obtain workers’ compensation coverage.
Under California’s workers’ compensation coverage requirements, there are very limited exceptions to employers who do not have to provide coverage for their workers. When an employer fails to provide insurance coverage, recovery options may be available to those who were wrongly denied workers’ compensation when the injury occurred as a result of an employment-related incident.
Employees Have a Right to Report Their Injuries
Workers will need to file a claim to protect their rights and commence the workers’ compensation process. Employers must provide the form via mail or in-person within one working day after learning about the injury. In the event a form is not provided by the employer, one can be obtained from the California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) website.
The form must be completed and returned to the employer right away. The form can be turned in via mail or in-person. If it is returned through the mail, it should be returned using certified mail, so that a return receipt is obtained. Failing to return the form to the employer may result in the loss of benefits.
When a workers’ compensation claim is denied, employees in the State of California have a legal right to dispute that decision. A workers’ compensation claim can be denied for a wide range of reasons, including omissions, errors, and failure to provide sufficient evidence that supports the existence of the injury or that the injury occurred as a result of a work-related duty. A workers’ compensation claim denial can be successfully challenged by providing additional information, documentation, and correcting errors.
An Experienced Attorney Can Advocate for Your Rights
If you have recently been denied workers’ compensation coverage, are just starting the claims process, or have received a lowballed settlement, discuss your case with a well-versed attorney who can advocate on your behalf. Workers’ compensation claims are subject to strict deadlines where the failure to abide by the deadlines can result in losing the right to essential benefits. Speak to a qualified attorney who will review your case and ensure the claim has the best opportunity at being successful.
At Castillo & Associates, championing on behalf of injured workers is a top priority. After being injured at work, the workers’ compensation attorneys at Castillo & Associates can answer your questions and walk you through the claims process. Consider scheduling a complimentary consultation with the law firm today by calling (951) 552-9181 or filling out the online contact form here.