Salinas Workers’ Compensation FAQs

Workers’ Compensation Attorney Group Salinas Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can I get workers’ compensation benefits for a repetitive strain injury?

A. The workers’ compensation system covers many different types of injuries, including repetitive strain injuries. However, injuries such as repetitive strain injuries or overuse injuries as they are also referred to, are often not taken seriously by claim administrators.

At Workers’ Compensation Attorney Group Salinas, the dedicated work comp lawyers we work with know how devastating an overuse injury can be and are prepared to prove to the insurance company why you deserve benefits. In addition to handling claims involving overuse injuries, we have experience representing workers suffering from back injuries, head injuries, neck injuries, knee injuries, and many other different types of injuries.

Q. Do I need to fill out any paperwork to get work comp benefits?

A. Yes, after suffering an on the job injury you must fill out and submit a Workers’ Compensation Claim Form (DWC1). If you’ve already told work about the injury, your employer should have given you a DWC1 form to fill out. The form must be filled out accurately and completely. Once you have completed the form, make a copy for your records and submit the original form to your employer.

Q. How soon will I find out if I’m being given work comp benefits?

A. Employers have 14 days from the date they receive a claim to inform a worker of the status of his or her claim. If a claim is delayed, the employer has 90 days to either approve or reject the claim. During this time, injured workers can collect up to $10,000 in medical care. Employers are not required to provide job retraining benefits, temporary disability benefits or permanent disability benefits while the claim is under review.

To ensure your claim is approved, it is highly recommended you seek the guidance of an aggressive work injury attorney at Workers’ Compensation Attorney Group Salinas. With their representation, you can rest easy knowing your case is in capable hands.

Q. If I hire a lawyer through Workers’ Compensation Attorney Group Salinas, will I have to pay any fees upfront?

A. No! Every workers’ compensation lawyer we work with will not ask you for any upfront fees. They firmly believe experienced legal representation should be accessible to all, which is why they do not require upfront fees. In fact, the attorneys in our group will take your case on a contingency fee basis. When you enter into a contingent arrangement, you will not have to pay any legal fees until your case is won.

Q. Is it legal for my employer to fire me if I file a work comp claim?

A. No! It is against the law for an employer to fire you for filing a workers’ compensation claim. If you were fired for filing a work comp claim or were harassed for filing a claim, do not wait to contact a caring work comp lawyer at Workers’ Compensation Attorney Group Salinas. They will take appropriate action against your employer and make sure you receive the best settlement outcome possible.

Call 831-296-4224 right now to discuss your case with a competent workers’ compensation attorney in our group. Consultations are free and you won’t be pressured to hire the attorney you speak with.