Filing a California Workers’ Compensation Claim
There are numerous steps to the workers’ compensation process, and many different rules and regulations that you must follow at each step. When you are injured at work, your primary concern should be your recovery, not figuring out a complex system of regulations. At Castillo & Associates, we take care of the complicated side of the workers’ compensation process so that you can focus on your health.
We are Castillo & Associates, and for more than 30 years we have helped clients throughout Southern California navigate through the workers’ compensation system from our 5 offices in Indio, San Diego, Riverside, Calexico and Pomona. Our dedicated legal team will work tirelessly to help restore your dignity and get you the benefits you deserve. Whether filing an initial application or appealing your case, the resources of our entire legal team are dedicated to your case.
The Workers’ Compensation Process in California
It is best to have a lawyer involved in your workers’ compensation case as soon as possible. We can make sure you do not miss anything in your initial application and eliminate many of the errors that people make when going through the process by themselves.
In the initial stages of the workers’ compensation process, we can help you:
- Find an approved medical provider
- Fill out required paperwork
- Ensure you are following all of the requirements to remain eligible for benefits.
If your employer refuses to provide the benefits required under California law, our legal team will assertively help you get the benefits you need.
- Gather medical records and other evidence
- Contact medical experts
- Take depositions
- Represent you at your workers’ compensation hearing
If your request is denied by the workers’ compensation judge, our powerful legal team is well equipped to appeal your case. You can read our entire article on workers’ compensation claims denials, but filing an appeal can be a very lengthy and stressful process on its own.
Our team of attorneys handles the filing of the correct documents to file a California workers’ compensation claims for applicants, and our hearing representatives and support staff is dedicated to helping clients receive the maximum recovery available. If your employer refuses to pay your workers’ compensation claim, contact us as soon as possible for help with your case.