San Diego & El Centro Work Accident Attorneys
Our lawyers have several years of experience handling workers’ comp benefits cases in California. During that time, we have found that some of the major things clients should be aware of are:
Medical care: The workers’ compensation process can move extremely slowly if you do know how to properly navigate through it. This can delay your access to medical care. We help our clients streamline the process and file all of the appropriate paperwork for their claims. We also deal with the insurance companies that often slow things down.
Money: It can take insurance companies up to 90 days to either accept or deny claims, meaning there can be up to three months where you do not have any money coming in. To prevent this from imposing undue hardship on our clients, we help them find state programs that can provide income.
Adequate medical test: Following an injury, health care facilities customarily only perform an X-ray on the injured person. However, X-rays are not the most comprehensive diagnostic test these facilities can perform. When our clients contact us, we strongly push for the facility to conduct a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan right away. Without this scan, it is possible that surgery or other treatment can be delayed because the real cause of your health problems may remain hidden. These persistent health problems can also lead to missed time at work and even the loss of a job, so it is exceptionally important to get an MRI right away.
To learn more about workers compensation, read more about the workers compensation benefits and how to file a workers compensation claim. You can also check out our list of All 50 State’s Worker’s Compensation Agencies.
Contact Our Law Firm
To receive answers to your questions from a San Diego workers’ compensation attorney, contact Hiden, Rott & Oertle, LLP, at 619-630-0205 or through our online form to schedule a free initial consultation.