San Jose Workers' Compensation Lawyer
The legal team at Pacific Attorney Group has over 35 years of collective experience in assisting the injured in seeking top value settlements in these very important legal claims.
Frequently Asked Questions
About San Jose Workers' Compensation Claims
What are my rights if I am injured at work? If you are injured at work, you have the right to prompt and effective medical treatment, as well as the right to file a workers' compensation claim to seek financial compensation for your injuries.
Do I need to report my injury to my employer? Yes. The way to receive your workers' compensation benefits will be to first inform you supervisor or manager of your injury, and to then file a workers' compensation claim.
How do I file a workers' compensation claim? There is a specific form you must fill out in order to file for workers' compensation benefits. Your employer is required to give you this form within 1 business day of their knowledge of your injury. You can also find the proper form on the California Division of Workers' Compensation website.
What types of benefits can I receive for a workplace accident or injury? Depending on the extent and impact of your injuries, you may be able to receive medical benefits, disability benefits, or job displacement benefits.
Do I need to involve an attorney? You are not required to have legal representation when you file a San Jose workers' compensation claim, but it is highly recommended. An attorney can work to protect your rights and can also help ensure that you file your claim properly.
What types of injuries qualify under workers' compensation? Virtually any injury that is work-related may qualify under workers' compensation law. This may include injuries sustained in workplace accidents, attacks or an assault at work, exposure to a toxin or dangerous substance, or injury from performing the duties associated with your job.
Can I still receive benefits even if I made a mistake and was responsible for my own injuries? Yes. Workers' compensation is a no-fault program, meaning that you do not need to establish that your injuries were caused by another person. The only requirement is that they must be work-related.
Get your questions about workers' compensation answered by a professional. Contact a San Jose workers' comp lawyer at our offices.