“When I seek out professional advice, I don’t want B.S. I want it straight up, with no double talk. I figure do also. I always use plain English, with no sugarcoating no B.S. lawyer talk, and no double talk - just old fashioned, unsweetened, unvarnished truth-just the way that I would want it.” -Bill Turley
The First Step
When handling your work injury case, nothing matters more than the honest truth. Nothing. You must be straightforward and honest about your case. I have seen many instances where a client will sugarcoat their injury and the courts throw out the case. Why? All because they were not honest from the get-go.
The Next Step
If you've been injured on the job, you probably have a ton of questions. I understand. You are concerned about your family and your livelihood. My suggestion is the next step you should take before anything else is to read my book, Win Your Injury Case. I wrote it to help folks like you, good people who got hurt on the job. You can order a free copy and I will cover the shipping too.
Do I need to fill out the claim form (DWC 1) my employer gave me?
Yes, if you want to make sure you qualify for all benefits. If you do not file the claim form within a year of your injury you may not be able to get benefits.
Your employer is supposed to give you a DWC-1 claim form within one day of knowing you were injured. Filling out the claim form opens your workers comp case. State law also lays out benefits beyond the basics you may qualify for once you file the claim form with your employer.
Those benefits include:
-A presumption that your injury or illness was caused by work if your claim is not accepted or denied within 90 days of giving the completed claim form to your employer
-Up to $10,000 in treatment under medical treatment guidelines while the claims administrator considers your claim
-An increase in your disability payments if they're late
-A way to resolve any disagreements that might come up between you and the claims administrator over whether your injury or illness happened on the job, the medical treatment you receive and whether you will receive permanent disability benefits.
California Law Protects You
California has strong laws that protect employees from retaliation for bringing a workers compensation claim. Reputable workers compensation law firms in California will help you stand up against workplace discrimination for filing a workers compensation claim.
If you are being discriminated against because you have been injured at work - - you need a strong California Workers Compensation Attorney.
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Disclaimer: Please understand these discussions and/or examples are not legal advice. All legal situations are different. This testimonial, endorsement and/or discussion does not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter, your particular case/ situation and/or this particular case/ situation. Thanks, Bill Turley