Workers' Compensation Law
Lawyer for Workers' Compensation Claims in Riverside
By law, Riverside employers are required to carry workers' compensation insurance, unless they are secure enough to self-insure. This insurance coverage is meant to provide benefits for injured workers for any on-the-job injury or work-related accident. Workers' compensation is a no-fault system, meaning that the injured party does not need to prove fault in order to recover benefits. It is only necessary to prove that the accident/injury occurred at work or was work-related, not that someone else was at fault for causing the injury.
Once a worker is injured or becomes aware that an illness is work-related, he or she must file a workers' compensation claim to notify the employer of what occurred. This claim will allow the worker to seek benefits for medical expenses and lost earnings in relation to his or her injury. Each case should be evaluated as soon as possible after the injury takes place. Our legal team is prepared to review your case.
Claim Review & Workers' Compensation Law
According to workers' compensation law, an employer has up to 90 days to investigate and accept or deny a disputed Riverside workers' compensation claim. During that time, the employer may obtain the worker's medical records, may obtain a statement from the worker and may have the worker examined to determine the extent of his or her injury. Although the employer has the right to review a claim in this manner, the employer is also responsible for paying up to $10,000 in medical care during this 90-day period before the claim is denied or approved.
It can be difficult to understand the many variables associated with workers' compensation claims in Riverside. This is one of many reasons we highly recommend that you involve an attorney to handle your claim. Through the process of filing your claim and handling any dispute that may arise, your Riverside workers' compensation attorney can work to protect your legal rights and interests.
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