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Los Angeles Workers Compensation Law Attorneys

Solimon Rodgers Law Firm

 

If you have been injured on the job, job site, or workplace, this includes the transportation industry in which the road is your work hazard, here is what the process looks like in order to file a Los Angeles workers compensation claim and follow through:


  • Timeliness is of the essence in workers compensation cases, in the event of a workplace accident you should immediately report any work related injury or accident to your superior. This is an important step because generally, you should report any injury sustained on the job to a manager or supervisor within 30 days.
  • Injuries often require medical attention, it is important that you seek medical care for treatment of all injuries that happened as a result of a workplace accident, don't postpone treatment. A good Los Angeles workers compensation lawyer can help you recoup your out of pocket expenses.
  • In addition to reporting your injuries and/or accident to your immediate manager, you should also make sure that you personally contact your HR department and file a workers compensation claim with them to ensure that all basis are covered on your behalf and that you have properly filed a workers compensation claim.
  • Once you have filed a workers compensation claim, your employer will generally assign you to an appointed doctor in order for you to be evaluated properly according to the type of workers compensation insurance that your employer carries. Make sure that you make it to your appointment on time and that you are examined by a medical professional.
  • Once you have followed the above steps in the workers compensation filing process, the only thing you can do is wait to hear back from your employer. Within days your employer will let you know if you have been either approved or denied for your workers compensation claim.
  • In the event that you are approved for your workers compensation claim, your employer will typically offer you a settlement amount to cover any medical expenses, work absence, and work injury related expenses. It's important that you review all documents and be certain you are content with the settlement. If you decide to accept the settlement you will not be able to change your mind and fight for a different amount.
  • If you are not content with the amount offered or have been declined for your workers compensation claim, contact a Los Angeles workers compensation attorney for a free consultation and initiate the appeal process.

INITIATING A CALIFORNIA WORKERS COMPENSATION CLAIM, FOLLOW UP AND HOW TO GET STARTED