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File a Worker's Comp Claim in California | FAQs About Worker's Compensation Claims


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In California, state and federal laws are designed to protect the safety and security of employees. Of course, workplace injuries occur, even when protocol is followed. While employers are required to have worker's compensation insurance, injured employees often have a hard time competing with doctors, human resource departments, and insurance companies to provide fair and equitable compensation for injuries that happened in the workplace.

Some people may not initially consider hiring an attorney to help in their claim. In some instances, this works out fine for the injured party. In others, perhaps too many others, the benefits granted to the employee are not fair or substantial enough to maintain a standard of living.

Visit to learn how we can help you. Many people file the California Worker's Compensation claim on their own, and are surprised and let down when the claim comes back denied. We can help you work through a denied claim.

Whether you were injured while driving a car on the clock, suffered a construction site accident, were wrongfully terminated because of an injury sustained on the job, have suffered permanent or temporary disability, we can help you.

With decades of experience, the Law Offices of William W. Green & Associates has built a reputation as one of Southern California's best worker's compensation law firms. Located in Anaheim, CA, we serve clients in Newport Beach, Riverside, Orange County, and throughout the entire Southern California area.

We know we're good at what we do - our track record proves it. But we want you to be comfortable, and that's why we offer a free, no-hassle consultation. You can come in and explain the details of your case, and we'll paint the picture of the issues you'll face. This isn't a scare tactic; it's experience.

Here are some of the main issues we address on a regular basis:

-Workers' Compensation
-Can I Sue My Employer?
-Car Accident On The Job
-Construction Accidents
-Denied Claims
-I got injured at work. What should I do?
-Me lesioné en el trabajo. ¿Qué debo hacer?
-Post-Termination Workers' Compensation
-Workers’ Compensation Benefits
-Labor Code 132a/Wrongful Termination
-Permanent Disability
-Temporary Disability
-Workers’ Compensation Filing Process
-Workplace Injuries
-Amputation/Crushing Injury
-Back/Neck/Shoulder Injury
-Catastrophic Injuries
-Cumulative Trauma Injuries
-Professional Sports Injuries
-Repetitive Motion Injury
-Wrongful Death

Call us toll free at 866-543-7598 to schedule your free consultation.

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File a Worker's Comp Claim in California | FAQs About Worker's Compensation Claims

  1. 1. + WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLAIMS IN CALIFORNIA Get answers to your questions here. Design and editorial services by FindLaw, part of Thomson Reuters. © 2015 When should I file? What if my claim was denied? Presented by: Do I need an attorney?
  2. 2. + DISCLAIMER: This information is presented by Law Offices of William W. Green & Associates and is provided as a general overview and not to be taken as legal counsel. If you have questions about your specific case, you should contact an attorney directly. The use of this document for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time- sensitive information should not be sent through this form. Design and editorial services by FindLaw, part of Thomson Reuters. © 2015
  3. 3. + In general, if you are injured at work, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, regardless of who is at fault. In order to get maximum benefits, however, you should consult an attorney about your workers’ comp claim. An attorney can help you secure the full and fair benefits you are entitled to under the law. Additionally, if you have been injured in an accident caused by the negligence, recklessness or otherwise illegal actions of a third party, you may also have the right to monetary recovery through a third-party liability claim. Do You Have a Case?  Workers’ compensation benefits include:  Medical bills  Partial lost wages  A third-party liability claim may also include:  Loss of future wages or earning capacity  Pain and suffering Design and editorial services by FindLaw, part of Thomson Reuters. © 2015 Do You Have a Workers’ Compensation Case? Tap to Learn More
  4. 4. + Can I Sue My Employer? Workers’ compensation benefits provide compensation to injured employees regardless of fault. As a result, in most cases, the law does not allow employees to sue their employers to recover damages for negligence. There are, however, limited situations where it may be possible to sue your employer: • If your injury was the result of extreme negligence, you may be able to bring a claim against your employer. For example, if your employer forced you to work without essential safety equipment, that may be a case of extreme negligence. • If your injury was caused by a third party at your workplace, you may be able to bring a third-party liability claim against that party. Can I Sue My Employer? Tap to Learn More Design and editorial services by FindLaw, part of Thomson Reuters. © 2015
  5. 5. + Injured at Work? What Do You Do? GET MEDICAL ATTENTION: If you need emergency medical attention that should be your first priority. Additionally, your employer is obligated to provide you with medical attention for your work-related injury. REPORT YOUR INJURY: It is essential that you report your injury and file a claim through your employer within 30 days of your injury. TALK TO AN ATTORNEY: An attorney can ensure you get the treatment, support and compensation you need after a work injury. What Should I Do? Find Out Here Design and editorial services by FindLaw, part of Thomson Reuters. © 2015
  6. 6. + Workers’ Comp After Termination? If you have been fired after a workplace injury, you are still entitled to workers' compensation, regardless of whether you, your employer or a third party caused your injuries. If you were fired in retaliation for filing a workers’ comp claim, you may also have a wrongful termination case against your employer. In California, it is illegal for employers to terminate workers in retaliation for filing a claim. Unfortunately, some employers look for an excuse to terminate injured workers. Post-Termination Claims Tap to Read More Design and editorial services by FindLaw, part of Thomson Reuters. © 2015
  7. 7. + What Do You Need to File a Claim? If you are injured at work, you are entitled to benefits and may file for workers’ compensation coverage through your employer. A lawyer can help you get the full compensation you are entitled to under the law and provide you with guidance at every stage of the workers’ comp claim process. Steps you should take to ensure that you receive your full benefits include:  SEEK emergency medical treatment immediately, if needed. Your health should be your top concern.  REPORT your injury to your employer as soon as possible, but no later than 30 days after your injury.  FILE a claim by submitting a claim form to your employer.  SECURE a diagnosis from a health care professional and get alternative diagnoses, if needed. Design and editorial services by FindLaw, part of Thomson Reuters. © 2015 File a California Workers’ Compensation Claim Tap to Learn How
  8. 8. + Experienced California Workers’ Compensation Lawyers 30 Years of Experience • Free Initial Consultations • Serving Anaheim, Newport Beach and all of Southern California Design and editorial services by FindLaw, part of Thomson Reuters. © 2015 Read/Subscribe to our Blog Read Our FAQ Don’t Wait – Request a Free Meeting Today