FAQ: What To Do After A Workplace Accident
At JML Law, A Professional Law Corporation, our attorneys have been helping injured workers for more than 40 years. The California workers’ compensation system is complex. The good news is we are here to help you understand the process and answer your questions.
We represent workers in Woodland Hills and San Francisco and throughout Los Angeles County and Orange County. Do not wait to contact us after being injured at work. We will protect your rights.
Do You Know What To Do After Being Injured At Work?
It is difficult to know what steps to take immediately after an accident, but it can make a difference in your workers’ compensation claim down the road.
Follow these steps after a workplace accident:
- Report your accident: It is important that you notify your employer of the accident and injuries the day it happens. You should also make sure it is documented that you notified your employer. Failure to notify your employer in a timely manner can result in termination under some employment policies.
- Seek medical attention: Get medical attention as soon as possible. If it is not an emergency, your employer will provide you with information on whom to see for medical care. If your employer does not provide you with any information, you should seek out medical attention on your own.
- Contact legal representation: Our attorney can protect your rights from the start of this process. We will help you file a claim and make sure you are getting the medical care you need. In every case, it is important to follow your doctor’s orders. Failure to follow their orders could result in your workers’ comp claim being denied.
What if your claim is denied? We may be able to appeal your denied injury claim. It is actually very common for workers’ compensation claims to be denied. Our lawyers know what documentation is necessary and what steps to follow to file an appeal.
We can also assist with filing for Social Security Disability benefits if you cannot work due to your injuries. These claims are complex and rely on medical documentation and other reports to help support your claim.
Our experience handling both types of claims will go a long way in protecting your rights after an accident at work. We are strong advocates, and we will fight to help you get the benefits and compensation you deserve.
Get Your Questions Answered. Contact Our Lawyers.
Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident, give us a call at 818-610-8800 or send us an email to schedule a free initial consultation. There is no risk to meet with us. We get paid only if we win your claim.
Get Your Questions Answered.
Contact Our Lawyers.
Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our
experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident,
give us a call at 818-610-8800 or send us an email to schedule a free initial consultation. There is no risk to meet with us. We get paid only if we win your claim.