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    Does Your Injury Qualify for Workers’ Compensation?

    By Kenton Koszdin on June 28, 2021 | In Blogs

    Does Your Injury Qualify for Workers’ Compensation?

    If you have obtained an injury at your workplace, you may be wondering if you are eligible for workers’ compensation. Under California law, to qualify for these benefits, you will need to be injured at work or find you have developed an injury due to the working environment. If that is the case, you have specific steps that will need to be taken to get the help you need.

    You will need to complete each of the following steps for you to obtain workers’ compensation:

    • You are obligated to inform your employer of your injury or illness immediately.
    • You need to inform your employer of your condition within thirty days exactly. If not, the investigation of the situation can experience difficulties, and you may lose your right to the benefits.
    • Obtain the proper medical attention immediately if you need it. Your employer may already have a list of the appropriate places for you to seek aid. When you are speaking with the doctor, you need to inform them of your on-the-job injury.
    • You will need to fill out a claim form and give it to your employer as soon as you realize you have fallen ill or obtained an injury. If your employer fails to provide you with the claim, you can download one and fill it out to give them.
    • Under workers’ compensation, there is no coverage for independent contractors, and unfortunately, there is no definition for what will qualify for what an independent worker is. Some employees have then misclassified, and that makes it harder to claim your benefits
    • There are approval limits to the kind of treatment you will receive.

    The most important thing to keep in mind is to file your claim as soon as possible so that your injury is not exacerbated.

    If a loved one has been denied Workers’ Compensation or Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits, it’s essential to get an attorney experienced in these types of cases involved immediately.  Call 800.438.7734 for your initial free consultation, either in our office or in the comfort of your own home.  The Kenton Koszdin Law Office, Social Security attorney in Van Nuys, can help you navigate the application process for the best possible outcome for you and your family.

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