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Have you suffered a serious injury at the workplace or while performing job duties that require surgery and/or missed work day? Was your initial claim to obtain workers' compensation benefits denied? Does your employer dispute your version of the workplace accident? Do you believe you are no longer able to work or return to your current job? If you answered “yes” to any one of these questions, it is imperative to hire a skilled lawyer to protect your rights and best interests.
At Gomez-Garcia Law, Inc., we are dedicated to helping you obtain the benefits and justice you deserve. We understand how difficult life can be when you don't have the money to pay for medical expenses and support your family when you need to miss time off from work to recover from your injury. That is why our Bakersfield workers' comp attorneys are here to ensure you and your family get your entitled benefits to obtain the proper medical treatment and pay your bills.
Workers' Compensation Law in California
According to the California workers' compensation system, employees who are injured on the job are provided benefits which pay for medical care and gives them income while they are unable to work. Whether you sustained an injury or illness due to a one-time, traumatic accident or one which developed over time, you can qualify for these benefits.
The following are several steps to take after you suffered a work injury:
- Inform your employer – If you are injured on the job, you are required to immediately report the incident to your employer. In California, you must report your injury within 30 days to collect your benefits. If you fail to report on time, you may lose your benefits.
- Visit the doctor – If you sustained a serious injury, you may require emergency medical attention. If you suffered a minor injury, you still need to visit a physician right away. Not only can a doctor determine the full extent of your injury and offer the proper treatment, but also document your injuries so you can use it as evidence in your case.
In order to navigate the complexities of the workers' compensation system and obtain benefits, an experienced attorney can help you avoid having your claim denied due to errors or even employer bias. If there is a dispute with the insurance company, a lawyer can help you gather evidence and build a strong case strategy on your behalf.
Contact our Bakersfield Workers Comp Lawyers Today!
Our skilled legal team understands how often employers and insurance companies deny valid claims in order to save the company money and protect their bottom line. We welcome clients from all cultural backgrounds and job sectors who need aggressive and compassionate legal assistance.
For more information about our legal services, contact us and schedule a free consultation today.