If you or someone you love suffered an injury at work, it is important to act quickly. California has strict time limits when it comes to receiving workers’ compensation benefits. Failing to complete the necessary paperwork in time could leave you without the benefits you need to move beyond a workplace accident.
At Mitchell Law Corporation, we represent injured workers from Riverside to San Diego and throughout Los Angeles County. Our team includes a board-certified workers’ compensation specialist, allowing us to effectively resolve the most challenging workers’ compensation cases.
Injured workers typically must notify their employer within 30 days of becoming aware of an injury or illness. Failing to submit the Workers’ Compensation Claim Form (DWC 1) within 30 days may result in a denied claim.
Upon receiving the DWC 1, your employer has at least five days to file a claim on your behalf. The insurance company will notify you within 14 days about the status of your claim. If you do not hear from the insurer after 14 days, it is a good idea to consult with a workers’ compensation attorney who will protect your rights.
In most cases, the statute of limitations to file for workers’ compensation benefits in California is one year. Missing this deadline could leave you on the hook for medical bills and other fees associated with suffering an injury.
Speak with our team today to ensure the necessary legal actions are taken and all deadlines are met. We will guide you through the workers’ compensation process and will work tirelessly to secure the compensation you deserve. Call our firm toll free at 619-702-6518. You may also send us an email to schedule a free consultation with an experienced lawyer.