Workers' Compensation FAQ
Fresno Workers' Compensation Attorneys
What types of accidents qualify for workers' compensation?
Any accident that occurs at work or is work-related may make an employee eligible to receive workers' compensation benefits. This may include a simple fall, work-related auto accident, industrial accident, construction accident, incident involving equipment malfunction or heavy machinery, or virtually any other situation that causes a worker injury while he or she is at work or performing the functions of his or her job.
What is my Fresno workers' comp claim worth?
The value of a Fresno workers' compensation claim will vary depending on various factors. The type and extent of injury, amount of medical bills, time spent away from work, mileage to and from doctor's appointments, continued treatment, and numerous other issues may all dictate what your claim may be worth. One of the best ways to find out what your claim might be worth is to talk to a lawyer.
What are some of the types of benefits I can receive?
In California, an injured worker may be entitled to various benefits after a work injury. This may include medical care, disability benefits, and job displacement benefits. Death benefits may be available to the family of a worker who lost his or her life in a Fresno work accident.
Are there specific steps I should take if I suffer a work injury in Fresno?
Yes. Following are the three main steps to take after a work injury:
- Inform your supervisor or manager of what occurred.
- Seek medical attention.
- File a workers' compensation claim with your employer regarding the incident.
- Consult an attorney as soon as possible.
Can a Fresno workers' compensation attorney help me?
Involving an attorney as early in the workers' compensation process as possible is one of the most important steps you can take. An attorney experienced with these matters can work to represent your interests and assist you in the event of any problem or issue with your workers' compensation claim, seeking the highest amount of benefits possible.
To learn more, contact a
Fresno workers' compensation lawyer
at our law offices today.