FAQ - Riverside Workers' Compensation
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to prove that someone else caused my accident/injuries?
If you are injured in an accident at work, you do not need to prove that someone else was at fault in order to receive your benefits. This is one distinct advantage of the workers' compensation system, that it offers no-fault coverage to injured workers.
What is my claim worth?
No two workers' compensation claims will be the same, and as such it may be difficult to say what your case will be worth. However, with a complete review of your case a Riverside workers' compensation lawyer at our offices can work to establish what benefits you may be entitled to receive.
How do I know if I'm eligible to receive workers' compensation benefits?
Generally speaking, any work-related injury may qualify a worker to receive workers' compensation benefits. This may include an injury sustained in an accident, an illness caused by exposure at work, or an injury associated with the performance of your job.
What types of benefits are available to me?
Although the specific benefits you are entitled to may vary depending on the case, following are the potential benefits that may be available to you:
- Medical benefits
- Temporary disability benefits
- Permanent disability benefits
- Job displacement benefits
- Death benefits
Should I involve a Riverside workers' compensation attorney?
Though you are not required to involve an attorney to handle your case, you may benefit from working with a legal professional on this matter. An attorney can assist you in ensuring that your claim is properly filed and that your rights are fully represented in any dispute or issue that may arise. Essentially, a Riverside workers' compensation attorney can work to help you recover the full benefits to which you may be entitled.
When should I file a workers' comp claim?
It is important to file for workers' compensation as soon as possible after your accident or injury. If you do not file your claim within 30 days and this hinders your employer's ability to properly investigate your case, this may be grounds for you to be ineligible for benefits.
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