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Filing for Workers' Compensation

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No one expects to suffer serious or fatal injuries at their workplace, and yet the United States Department of Labor reports that a total of 4,690 U.S. workers died from work-related injuries in 2010. If you have suffered injury on the job, you can seek protection under the law and compensation for your medical expenses and more when you file a workers' comp claim.

There are certain steps that must be followed in order to be successful with recovering compensation, and an Oakland workers' comp attorney can help you throughout the process so that you can obtain the maximum compensation available.

After you have been injured, you must notify your supervisor as soon as possible and inform them of the accident. Your supervisor must provide you with a Claim Form/DWC1for you to complete within one working day from the date of their knowledge of your claim, and your employer will then chose the physician who you can go for medical treatment.

In some situations, the employee has the right to see their own personal physician but it must be the physician whom the employee has named in writing before the injury occurred. If you have suffered an injury at work and your employer has failed to post the workers' compensation rights as required by California law, you are free to see your own physician for your post-accident injuries.

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When you fill out the DWC1 form, you must be careful to include all body parts affected by the accident, whether or not there is pain, and a detailed explanation of the pain that is involved. Keep a record of the form for your own records as well. The goal of workers' compensation law is to protect employee rights and to get an injured employee back to work as soon as medically possible.

However, there are some situations where employees have a difficult time obtaining the benefits they need and deserve from workers' comp. Whatever your situation may be, you will undoubtedly benefit from the help of a committed workers' comp attorney at The Law Offices of Jonathan M. Brand.

Call (888) 245-6507 or submit our contact form today to schedule your consultation!

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