Why Hire A Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?
The California workers’ compensation system is set up as an honorable process for individuals who have suffered a work injury or illness to get the medical care they need to get better. Workers who miss time from work are also supposed to receive benefits to cover a portion of their lost wages. In many situations, the process functions as it should. Unfortunately, for many, the process can turn into a battle.
Turn To 25 Years Of Experience For Straightforward Advice
At the Occupational Injury Law Center in Modesto, our goal is always to help injured workers understand their rights and obtain the full and fair benefits they are entitled to under the law. We understand that not every person needs a lawyer after a workplace accident. For that reason, we take our role in a service profession seriously. If you were injured at work, we have a long tradition of providing straightforward guidance, solid legal analysis and aggressive advocacy in workers’ compensation claims.
If your medical bills are being paid promptly, if the insurance company is authorizing checks to cover the costs of procedures your doctor is recommending and you are getting paid benefits, you may not need a lawyer.
If You Believe You Are Being Treated Unfairly, Call 209-846-3458
However, if you are not being treated fairly, if your supervisor does not believe you were injured on the job or if you have a permanent impairment, you may very well need an advocate in your corner to help you to protect your health, your job and your financial stability.
Common signs that you are being treated unfairly and may need a lawyer:
- The insurance company is denying procedures or treatment against your doctor’s medical advice
- Paychecks are being delayed
- Medical bills are piling up
- Your employer is threatening you or pressuring you to return to work early
- Your claim is denied outright
- The insurance provider or your employer is challenging your claim or the extent of your injury
- The insurance provider or your supervisor believes the injury was pre-existing or not work-related
- You are being offered a lowball settlement for a permanent impairment
Businesses across California and the insurance providers often care more about their own bottom lines than the welfare of injured workers. For them, it is often a simple business decision. Our founding attorney has a background in insurance defense and knows how they evaluate claims. You know how much pain you are experiencing and the full impact that your injury is having on your overall life. We offer free initial consultations to review your situation and provide guidance on the steps you can take to protect your rights.
Get A Free And Confidential Consultation To Understand Your Rights
If you are being hassled about your work-related injury or occupational illness, we are here to help. To arrange a confidential, free consultation with a lawyer who cares, send us a message online or call 209-846-3458. There is no fee unless we obtain workers’ compensation benefits for you — then we only collect a small and reasonable 15 percent fee. El abogado habla español.