When you get injured on the job, you may not know what to do to increase your chances of getting your fair share of workers’ compensation benefits. By reaching out to a California workers’ comp attorney, you can take matters into your own hands and try to get a favorable outcome for your case. Here’s how an attorney can assist you.
They Will Advise You on the Right Steps to Take
If you get injured, your employer may pressure you not to file a workers’ comp claim, or the insurance company may send you to a company doctor. You could lose out on the benefits you deserve. An attorney can tell you exactly what steps to take so that you won’t be taken advantage of in this situation.
They Will Communicate With Your Employer and the Insurance Company
Your employer and your insurance company may delay filing and responding to your workers’ comp claim. If your attorney reaches out, they might take immediate action and be more communicative so they don’t get wrapped up in a lawsuit.
They’ll Let You Know if Discrimination is at Play
Your employer may try to retaliate by firing you for filing a workers’ comp claim, or they may treat you differently because of your injury. You can consult with an attorney and find out if you have a valid case for discrimination.
They’ll Help You Collect Important Records and Proof
You need to show that you were working when the injury occurred and provide information about your wages, your role at work, and your responsibilities. You’ll also need to offer your medical records. Your attorney can help you collect all the necessary documentation so you can focus on getting better.
Contacting Timmons, Tichy & Associates, Inc.
If you’ve been injured on the job in California and need help, contact the workers’ compensation attorneys Timmons, Tichy & Associates, Inc. at (916) 444-0321 for a free consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.