Filing a Claim for Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Have you been the victim of a workplace injury? The Law Office of Thomas M. DeBenedetto can help you take the steps necessary to get the benefits you are entitled to. The first step, of course, is to file a workers’ compensation claim.
If you have reported your injury to your employer, but your employer hasn’t filed a workers’ compensation claim, we can file the claim for you. It is important to understand that employers are required to file a claim with their insurance carrier within 24 hours of an injury report. If they do not, they have failed to comply with the law. This is often a sign that they will try to avoid paying benefits. With so much at stake, you need an experienced lawyer on your side.
Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim is Not Enough
Yes, filing a workers’ compensation claim is an important first step, but it is not enough. We also file an application for adjudication of the claim. This is valuable for several reasons. It preserves the statute of limitations. More importantly, it gets a case number assigned. Having a case number is necessary to go to court for an expedited hearing or for any other type of courtroom procedure that may be necessary to get you the benefits you need.
What If the Claim is Denied?
Filing a workers’ compensation claim does not guarantee benefits. All too often, perfectly valid claims are denied by the workers’ comp insurance company. That is no reason to give up. With nearly 20 years of experience on our side, we know the steps to take to overcome denied claims. We can help get you the benefits you deserve, no matter why type of work injury you have suffered:
Contact us now for a free consultation with our attorney. Do not wait to pursue the compensation you are entitled to.We handle work injury cases in San Diego County, California, on a contingency basis. No recovery, no fee.