Trusted Workers Compensation Attorney in Santa Rosa
Thanks to the California workers’ compensation law, if you were injured on the job you have the right to medical treatment and monetary compensation for lost wages. Whether you suffered a specific injury (such as a fall) or a cumulative injury (such as wrist pain, back pain or knee pain as a result of traumatic job tasks performed for an extended length of time), you are entitled to workers’ compensation. In most cases it doesn’t matter who is at fault for the injury.
At the Law Offices of Marc Francis, we specialize in helping you file a workers’ compensation claim. If you have already filed a claim that was contested or denied, we will represent you in challenging the decision.
Call the Law Offices of Marc Francis at (707) 664-9675 for assistance with all areas of workers’ compensation.
If you had a specific on-the-job injury, it’s important that you report the injury to your employer as soon as possible. Otherwise your employer may not be able to properly investigate the injury, and you could lose your rights to workers’ compensation benefits.
If your injury is cumulative (developed over time), you must report it as soon as you suspect that the injury is work-related. At this time, you will also fill out a claim for workers’ compensation, and the Law Offices of Marc Francis can help.
DENIAL OF CLAIM
In the event that your workers’ compensation claim was denied, you do not have to accept the denial. There are steps you can take to dispute it, but these steps have to be taken before certain deadlines. If your claim was denied, contact us right away.
DISAGREEMENT WITH DOCTOR’S EVALUATION OR
ALTERNATIVE TASKS AT WORK
Your doctor may have cleared you for tasks that you don’t believe you can safely accomplish with your injury. He or she may recommend a different treatment than you think you need. We can guide you through finding a QME (qualified medical examiner) for a second or third opinion.
ASSISTANCE WITH ALL 5 TYPES OF
WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BENEFITS
Your employer is responsible for providing the medical treatment you need to recover from your injury even if you were at fault.
Temporary Disability Benefits
If your injury temporarily prevents you from working, you still have to pay the bills. You need income now! Workers’ compensation assures that you receive payments while you are recovering.
Permanent Disability Benefits
If you have permanent partial disability from your on-the-job injury, you can receive benefits even if you are able to go back to work.
Supplemental Job Displacement Benefits
If you can no longer perform your job because of your injury, you may be entitled to financial help to train you for a different job.
If your spouse or parent or someone else upon whom you were dependent has died from a work-related injury or illness, you may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation payments.
If you have suffered a specific or a cumulative injury in the workplace, call the Law Offices of Marc Francis at (707) 664-9675 right away. Whether or not you have already filed for workers’ compensation, we are on your side and will make sure you receive the medical treatment and the money you need, according to California workers’ compensation laws.