Choosing the right legal help after an accident or work-related injury is a very important decision.
You need a workers' compensation lawyer in San Diego who will take the time to understand your needs and provide personalized attention to you and your case.
At Leigh Law Firm, we know how stressful and challenging injuries can be and the impact they have on not only you but your family and career, as well. Workers' compensation in San Diego must follow both federal and state laws and our lawyers are familiar with every rule you need to get compensation for your work injuries.
Our experienced San Diego workers’ compensation attorney serves the Southern California area and is here to help you plan for the future.
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Q. How quickly do I need to report my work-related injury?
You should try to let your employer know about your injury as soon as possible after the injury occurs. If for some reason this isn't possible, you need to submit a report within 30 days of the date of your injury in order to preserve your workers' comp claim.
Q. Will I get to choose which doctor I see for my injury?
Normally your employers insurance company will specify which doctors you are able to see within a certain network. However, there are cases where you may be able to switch doctors at a later point. You can contact our firm to find out more about this!
Q. What if my employer does not have workers' compensation insurance?
Every employer in California is required to carry workers' comp insurance, so if your employer has failed to do so, you have grounds for a civil lawsuit against them. In addition, California Labor Code §§ 3715, 3716 (2018) sometimes allows for injured employees to receive compensation from the Uninsured Employers Benefits Trust Fund if your employer does not have workers' comp insurance.
Looking for some recent news about workers' compensation in California?
Our attorney answers your questions in the following articles:
- California Workers' Comp Goes Paperless - Will California's attempt to go paperless result in faster workers' compensation payouts? Read our blog post to find out.
- Airline Worker Injuries & Workers' Comp - What sort of injuries are generally sustained by airline workers? Find out here.
- Restaurant Employees Workers' Comp - The restaurant industry can be a dangerous career path. If you have been injured on the job, you deserve compensation!
- Firefighters Workers' Compensation - With all of the work California firefighters have done to keep us safe this year, the least we can do is look out for them when they're injured on the job.
Q. Are workers' compensation claims public record?
Future employers can access general details about a workers' compensation case by utilizing the Electronic Adjudication Management System (EAMS), which will provide them with information regarding:
- The employees name
- Date the case was filed/settled
- Case number
- Attorney name
- And employer and insurance company names
However, the are certain rules as to how they can use this information when looking at potentially hiring you.
Q. Can workers' compensation be garnished?
In general, workers' compensation benefits may not be garnished in California. However, there are sometimes exceptions to this rule. If you would like additional information, contact our office today.
Q. Can I claim workers' compensation for stress?
A stress workers' compensation claim would fall under the category of "psychiatric injury."
In order to receive compensation for this type of injury the claimant must be able to prove the following:
- They have a diagnosed mental disorder
- Your disorder has required you to have medical treatment or resulted in a disability
- You have been working for your employer for 6 months
- Your employment has been the predominant cause leading to your psychiatric injury (at least 51% responsible)
Alexander J. Leigh, Esq. founded Leigh Law Firm for the purpose of providing clients with the highest standard of representation and service. Our goal is to navigate you through the complex legal system so that you can recover from your injuries worry-free.
At Leigh Law Firm, we understand that injuries can have devastating:
- And financial effects on you and your family
Our goal is to protect your rights, ensure that you receive the best medical care, and maximize your compensation so that you can focus all of your attention on your recovery. Our San Diego injury lawyers know how important your case is to you and your family, which makes it important to us.
"Alex handled my case personally and put my mind at ease from the first time I spoke with him. His office handled everything and got me a GREAT SETTLEMENT that I did not expect."
If you need to get the job done then Alex is your guy.Sherrie
"I retained Mr. Leigh to represent me and I could not be happier with my decision."Valerie D.
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