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About Workers' Compensation
If You've Been Injured At Work, Here's What To Do
You must notify your employer right away. If you don't report the injury, the insurance company may deny your claim. Your employer is legally required to give you a claim form so you can receive medical treatment as soon as possible. You should not have to pay for any doctor's visits and all treatments should be covered by your employer's insurance company.
Here's Why You Need To Hire A Lawyer
The insurance company will try to downplay your injuries and pay as little as possible. You need a lawyer on your side to fight for your rights and the maximum possible settlement for your injuries. Issues always arise and insurance companies love to find any reason to deny your claim, treatment, and future medical care. At our office, we hold insurance companies and employers accountable and don't allow them to take advantage of you.
We Don't Get paid Until you do
There are no upfront fees for us to represent you in your workers' compensation case, and our initial consultation is free. We are only paid once your case is settled. Our fees do not exceed 15% of the total value of your case, which is mandated by law and must be approved by a judge. If you've been hurt - call us now.
Why Choose Litwack Legal?
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How Does It Work?
Request a consultation and our staff will schedule a meeting with Suzie to discuss your case in detail.
Our representation begins. We will collect your documents and start working on your case.
We aggressively represent your interests and obtain the maximum settlement in your case.
Frequently Asked Questions About Workers' Compensation
No. Under California law, it is illegal for employers to fire you because of your work injuries. If your employer fires you for that reason, they are engaging in discrimination and are likely guilty of a misdemeanor. If you feel that you have been discriminated as a result of your injuries, you may be entitled to additional compensation, back pay, and even reinstatement. You can also file a claim under the California Employment and Housing Act or the Americans with Disabilities Act for any kind of disability discrimination which rises out of your work-related injury.
If you are unable to work for a short period of time because of your work injuries, you are entitled to temporary disability, which replaces any income lost as a result of your injuries. You will be entitled to these payments until your medical condition becomes permanent, until you return to work, or until your doctor says you can return to work.
Generally, if you are receiving temporary disability benefits from the insurance company, you are entitled to two-thirds of your weekly lost wages during your period of disability. For example, if you were earning $600 per week prior to your injury, you will be entitled to about $400 per week as temporary disability payments.
You will be evaluated by a QME (Qualified Medical Evaluator) or AME (Agreed Medical Evaluator), who is a neutral doctor. The QME/AME reviews your medical file to determine the extent of your injuries, your disability rating, and makes a determination about future medical care.
Yes, but typically only once at the end of the case. It may sound scary, but the workers' compensation system in California is employee-friendly and so are the judges. Rest assured that we will be with you at court.
A deposition is a sworn statement taken under penalty of perjury. Even though you are not testifying in court, it has the same force. Insurance companies take your deposition to collect information on your earnings, your work duties at a prior job, and any limitations you currently experience as a result of your work-related injury. It is important to have an attorney present at the deposition because they will prepare you for the deposition, help you understand how to conduct yourself in these proceedings, object to inappropriate questions, and make sure your rights are protected. Going to a deposition without a lawyer on your side can seriously harm your case and the amount of money you will recover in your case.