Have you been injured on the job? Learn what you should know about your workers’ comp claim here. Then, call our California attorneys today.
Needing a Workers’ Compensation Attorney
I was recently asked why it’s important to have a Workers’ Comp attorney for your Workers’ Compensation claim. I think it’s important for employees to have somebody there that is helping them through the process. That process isn’t just with their claim through the Workers’ Compensation Board; it’s also important that somebody is fighting for you to make sure that you’re getting the treatment that you deserve and that’s available to you. That includes seeing the right specialist, if you have an injury that requires a specialist. It includes making sure that you’re getting the medications that you need, if a doctor prescribes you medication.
It’s important to make sure that you know that somebody is fighting for you to make sure that you get healthy and that you get the treatment that you deserve. If you have any questions about whether or not it’s important for you to hire an attorney through this process, feel free to give us a call. I’m happy to answer any questions that you may have.
What Is Considered a Workers’ Compensation Injury?
I was recently asked what type of injuries are covered under California’s Workers’ Compensation law. The answer is actually quite simple. Any injury that you suffer at work is covered under California Workers’ Compensation law. That includes both physical injury to your arms, to your wrist, to your legs, any type of physical injury. It also may include psychological injury as a result of the type of work that you have.
It also includes issues like cancer and long-term medical issues that require medical treatment. If you have a question as to whether or not your injury may or may not be covered under Workers’ Compensation, feel free to give us a call. I’d love to answer those questions for you.
Seeking Medical Treatment After a Workplace Injury
A question I sometimes get from injured employees is whether or not they should go see the company doctor. Follow-up discussion usually reveals that the employee believes the company doctor doesn’t have their best interests at heart. Is there anything that I can do? Under California law, it’s important for you to understand that the employer has the option of sending you to a doctor of their choice. With that being said, it’s important for you to understand that there are other options available to you throughout the Workers’ Compensation process. That includes seeing what sometimes is referred to as the “company doctor”, as well as trying to get referred out to either another doctor or another specialty.
If you feel that there are issues with your current medical treatment, either because the doctor isn’t taking your injuries seriously or the employer isn’t taking the doctor’s work restrictions seriously, it’s important for you to understand that, under California law, you have rights. If you have any questions regarding this process under California Workers’ Compensation law, please feel free to give me a call. I’m happy to help.
Are you or a loved one in the process of filing an employment claim in California and have questions about what you should know about your workers’ comp claim? Contact the experienced California employment law attorneys at the Myers Law Group today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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