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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

I was injured at work. What should I do now?

If you were recently injured at work, it is important that you A) inform your employer and B) seek medical attention as soon as possible. After informing your supervisor or manager, you will need to file a workers' compensation claim if you are to be able to seek benefits. A Stockton workers' compensation lawyer at our law offices can assist you with this matter.

Will my employer cover my medical bills even if my claim hasn't been approved yet?

Your employer or workers' compensation insurance company is required by law to pay up to $10,000 for your medical care while your claim is pending.

How long does my employer have to review my workers' compensation claim?

Typically, the claims administrator who is handling your claim will have up to 90 days to investigate and then approve or deny your Stockton workers' compensation claim.

What happens if my claim is denied?

If your workers' compensation claim is denied, you have the right to seek an appeal with the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board. In this situation, you can seek a review of a denied claim or otherwise unsatisfactory decision reached for your claim.

Will my case go to trial?

Most workers' compensation claims in Stockton are handled without a trial or appeal necessary. However, this particular matter will vary depending on your individual case, so it is important to talk to a lawyer about what to expect in this regard.

What types of benefits may I be entitled to for my Stockton workers' compensation claim?

Depending on the specific claim, an injured worker or his or her family may be entitled to: medical benefits, temporary disability benefits, permanent disability benefits, job displacement benefits or death benefits.

Contact a Stockton workers' compensation attorney at our law offices for more information about your legal rights and for more answers to your frequently asked questions on this important topic.