How A California Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Can Make A Difference
After suffering a work-related injury, the last thing on your mind should be the legal process. The California workers’ compensation process is not always straightforward. If you face complications with your claim or the insurance company denies your benefits, Carter Law Center is here to help you.
At Carter Law Center, we understand how difficult this time is for you. We are here to help alleviate your burdens and guide you through the process. We know the workers’ compensation and medical system. Let us help you get the benefits you need and deserve.
For a free consultation, call us in Elk Grove, California, at 916-794-4006 or complete our contact form. Carter Law Center fights for injured workers in the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys. Se habla español.
Working With An Experienced Attorney Can Be Vital To Filing A Successful Claim
During the workers’ compensation process, numerous obstacles can appear that can derail your claim or lead to a denial of benefits. The insurance company may refuse to provide you with certain types of medical treatment that your doctor is requesting. You might not like the workers’ compensation doctor the insurance company has sent you to (and you can usually designate a doctor more to your liking, within certain limitations). Your doctor might tell you that you are able to return to work when you don’t feel you’re physically capable of doing so.
There might be a dispute over your average weekly wage (which, in turn, affects your temporary disability benefit amount). There might be a dispute as to your job classification (which affects your permanent disability benefits).
At every step in a workers’ compensation claim, there are dozens of issues that may arise. Unfortunately, if you do not retain a competent workers’ compensation attorney, you are very unlikely to even know when the issues arise and, thus, will be shortchanging yourself throughout the process.
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Never Pay Out-Of-Pocket Costs For The Representation You Need
Another concern injured workers have relates to the cost of hiring an attorney at a time when they may already face financial instability. However, there is no out-of-pocket cost to you when you hire Carter Law Center to handle your workers’ compensation claim.
Generally, workers’ compensation attorneys work on a contingency-fee basis — meaning, the injured worker only pays the attorney if there is a settlement or award after trial. The standard attorney fee in workers’ compensation is 15% of the settlement amount or the amount of the award after trial. In addition to helping you through the very complex and frustrating process of having a workers’ compensation claim, most competent workers’ compensation attorneys will increase the value of your case by an amount greatly exceeding the 15% earned by the attorney.
Schedule A Free Consultation Today
We are ready to help guide you through the workers’ compensation process. Get a free consultation today by calling us at 916-794-4006, or complete our contact form. From our office in Elk Grove, California, we represent injured workers throughout the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys. Se habla español.