At the Law Offices of Bo Katzakian, we know that you are likely facing a great deal of uncertainty after being injured at work. It can be difficult to predict what comes next without having experienced such an injury before. However, our Stockton workers’ compensation lawyers have helped clients handle cases like yours for over a decade. Read on to learn more about the questions often posed to our team.
If you are ready to take the first steps in handling your case, call our Stockton workers’ compensation attorneys today at (844) 311-7793 and schedule your free consultation.
How do I know if I am eligible for workers’ compensation benefits?Nearly any employee in California who sustained an injury at work or contracted an occupational disease is likely eligible to receive assistance of some kind. Additionally, the family members of an employee who passed away in such an accident may receive compensation as well.
What is your best advice for what to do to secure maximum benefits?The best advice we can give is to report an injury to work as soon as it becomes clear that it’s a problem, and then call our Stockton workers’ compensation lawyers immediately thereafter. The longer you wait on each of these issues, the more power you give to either the employer or the insurer to act unethically in regards to you and your injury. People with workplace injuries need to take action to protect and defend themselves sooner rather than later.
What type of benefits are available through workers’ compensation?
There are five main types of benefits available through the workers’ comp system:
- Medical care
- Job retraining
- Temporary disability benefits
- Permanent disability benefits
- Death benefits
Can I talk about my case on social media?We strongly recommend avoiding social media for the duration of your case. Adjusters and investigators can and will use your social media accounts to learn about your daily activities and habits, using that information to track your movements and gather information about you without having to follow you physically. It can be easy to accidentally make seemingly innocuous statements which can later be used against you, so we always tell our clients to be extremely wary.
What sort of clients do you take on at your firm?The majority of our clients are construction and warehouse workers, nurses and hospital workers, public servants in areas like police, fire, and government administrators; places where people are more likely to be exposed to dangerous physical environments where accidents can happen. But accidents can happen anywhere, at any time, and it is for this reason that workers’ compensation insurance is mandatory for all employers in the state of California. With so many years of experience, we have seen virtually every type of injury imaginable.