Workers' Compensation Process

If you have been injured while on the job, you have a right to claim compensation for your medical bills and lost wages. Unfortunately, the workers' compensation claims process is not always simple.

There have been a number of changes to the California workers' compensation process in recent years. These changes can make it more difficult for you to get the medical treatment you deserve, especially if you are attempting the process alone. Now more than ever, it takes a skilled attorney to ensure that you receive the full benefits to which you are entitled.

At Butler Viadro, LLP, we guide our clients through the entire workers' compensation process, from the initial filing to the final resolution. If you have suffered an injury in the workplace, please contact our Oakland law office.

The Workers' Compensation Claims Process

After you have suffered an injury in the workplace, the first step in the claims process is to notify your employer. Whether you have been harmed in a workplace accident or suffered a cumulative stress injury, you should report your condition to your employer as soon as you become aware of it.

Your employer will give you a workers' compensation claims form to fill out, as well as information about its workers' compensation insurance carrier. The insurance carrier should then provide access to the medical treatment you require, as well as compensation for a percentage of your lost wages.

This financial support should continue throughout the length of your recovery. If doctors determine that you have suffered a permanent disability, then you are also entitled to receive monetary compensation for your losses.

Contact Our Alameda County Law Firm

Unfortunately, insurers often attempt to offer less compensation than the injured worker truly deserves, or to deny claims outright. As your law firm, Butler Viadro, LLP, will fight aggressively against these tactics and push for a result that works in your best interests.

No matter what type of injury you have suffered, our legal team will stand by your side throughout the entire process, providing experienced representation and straightforward advice. To schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers or contact us online. We handle all cases on a contingency basis, meaning we will never collect any fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf.

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