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Frequently Asked Questions About Workplace Accidents & Injuries

What do I do after being injured at work?
It is difficult to know what to do immediately after an accident, but it can make a difference in your workers’ compensation claim down the road by taking these steps:

  • Report your accident: It’s important that you notify your employer of the accident and injuries the day it happens. You should also make sure it is documented that you notified your employer. Failure to notify your employer in a timely manner can result in termination under some employment policies.
  • Seek medical attention as soon as possible: If it’s not an emergency, your employer will provide you with information on whom to see for medical care. If your employer does not provide you with any information, you should seek out medical attention on your own.
  • Contact legal representation: Our workplace accident attorney can protect your rights from the start of this process. We will help you file a claim and make sure you’re getting the medical care you need. It’s important to follow your doctor’s orders; Failure to follow their orders could result in your workers’ comp claim being denied.

What does worker’s compensation cover?
Besides providing you with financial compensation for your lost income, inability to work, lost wages and endured pain and stress, you will also receive fully paid medical care and won’t have to worry about any of the medical expenses. You will have everything fully paid, including physiotherapies, medications and prescriptions, hospital bills and fees, transfer to the doctor and back, as well as out-of-pocket expenses.

How long after an accident at work can you claim?
You will have three years from the date of your workplace accident to file a claim.

What are an employer’s responsibilities when it comes to worker’s comp? 
All employers in the state of California should follow proper protocol to workplace accidents to ensure that employees receive the proper medical services they need.

An employer should make sure to get workers’ compensation insurance, or become qualified to be self-insured. When a serious injury or illness does occur in the workplace, your employer should follow the proper protocol, which includes:

  • Providing the employee with a workers’ compensation form within one (1) day of the incident
  • Return your filled-out claim form with the proper information within 24 hours of receiving it
  • Submit your claims form with all of the proper information to the claim administrator
  • Provide up to $10,000 for the appropriate medical services within one (1) day of receiving your claim
  • Provide lighter workloads if necessary
  • If a crime has happened to you on the job, they should notify you of workers’ compensation eligibility within one (1) day of the incident

All of these responsibilities are meant to ensure that all employees are able to receive the proper workers’ compensation benefits and the proper medical services needed to treat any injury or illness.

How much can I get for my workers’ compensation case?
In California, workers’ comp pays for all medical care that’s reasonable and necessary to treat your work injury. You will need to follow the rules for choosing your treating doctor, however, and your employer’s insurance company may require authorization for non emergency treatment.

Your employer’s insurance company should start paying medical benefits as soon as you report your injury and file your workers’ comp claim. If the insurer eventually denies your claim, it will still have to pay for the medical care you received up to that point (limited to a $10,000 maximum). You’re also entitled to reimbursement for mileage to and from medical appointments or the pharmacy.

Will it help if I hire an attorney?
Yes! If you hire a workplace accident attorney, you will evade all potential issued which may arise from the situation, which includes getting your worker’s comp claim denied or delayed. An attorney will ensure that you receive the highest settlement possible, advocate you and work in your best interest.

Are You Recovering From a Workplace Accident Injury in Los Angeles?
If you have suffered a workplace accident, please report the incident to your employer immediately. We also urge you to not to talk with any insurance company or sign any insurance document without first consulting an experienced workplace accident lawyer from Grey Law.

Our attorneys at Grey Law provide dedicated and aggressive legal representation to Los Angeles residents for workplace injury claims involving:

  • Construction site accidents scaffolding fall, collapsed walls and ceilings
  • Factory accidents – repetitive stress injuries, heavy equipment injuries, conveyor belt accidents
  • Industrial accidents – chemical burns, fires, explosions
  • Auto accidents – representing commercial drivers, couriers, fleet drivers
  • Environmental hazards – industrial sites, construction projects, and office buildings

It’s especially crucial for injured employees to consider all their options before accepting any compensation from the employer.  By accepting workers compensation from the company, employees forfeit their right to pursue the matter in court. Workers who are injured on the job have limited time to file a claim, and are therefore encouraged to contact a trusted workplace accident lawyer as soon as possible following an injury.

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Employers, third parties and their insurance carriers are out to protect themselves from liability — But, we are here to protect your rights and safeguard your best interests. Call Grey Law today at 323-673-3943 for a free legal case evaluation and comprehensive review of your right to seek additional compensation beyond workers’ compensation benefits.

For 35+ years, our personal injury law firm specializing in workplace accident injury cases has provided expert legal representation to our clients across Los Angeles courts. You can rely on us to aggressively represent your case and investigate all possible sources of negligence and liability to recover the compensation and outcome you deserve.

Why Choose Grey Law For Your Work Accident Case?

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