San Jose Golden State Workers Compensation Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Should I tell my boss about my injury?
A. Yes! Any injury or illness you suffered while at work must be reported within 30 days of sustaining the injury or illness. The dedicated workers compensation attorney at San Jose Golden State Workers Compensation recommend notifying your boss or supervisor about your injury in writing. Provide your boss with a brief, but descriptive letter describing your injury and how the injury occurred. Make a copy of the letter and keep it in a safe place.
Q. Should my employer offer workers’ compensation benefits?
A. Yes. Per state law, all publicly and privately owned businesses (with the exception of a few) are required to provide workers’ compensation benefits. If your company does not offer work comp benefits, they may be required to pay you directly for the damages associated with a work-related injury. The company should be reported to the state as well.
Q. I was injured in a slip and fall accident at work. Are slip and fall accidents covered under work comp?
A. If the accident occurred at work or on work premises the resulting injury should be covered under workers’ compensation, no matter what type of accident occurred. For example, if you were injured in a slip and fall accident while leaving work, you should be covered by work comp. However, your employer and their insurance carrier may debate what occurred in the “course and scope of employment”. In fact, it’s not uncommon for an insurance company to deny a claim because the injury “did not occur in the course and scope of employment.” To remove any doubt the insurance company may have about the validity of your claim, retain the services of an aggressive work injury attorney and denied claim attorneys in San Jose or a delayed claim lawyers in San Jose at San Jose Golden State Workers Compensation. They work alongside medical and financial experts to ensure your case is properly evaluated. And, a properly evaluated case is the key to getting you the right results.
Q. Can I afford a lawyer?
A. Yes. At San Jose Golden State Workers Compensation, we strongly believe quality legal help should be accessible to people of all backgrounds, which is why every one of the caring work injury attorneys in our group works on a contingent basis. When you enter into a contingency fee arrangement, you don’t pay any legal fees until you get benefits for medical bills, lost wages, and in some cases, job retraining.
Q. Am I obligated to hire the attorney I speak to?
A. No. You are under no obligation to hire a professional work comp lawyer in our group, even if you have already spoken with the lawyer. If you would like to discuss your legal options in a no obligation consultation, please call San Jose Golden State Workers Compensation at 408-850-6566. All of the information you share is confidential and will not be shared with any other organization. Consultations are free, so why wait to learn how the aggressive work injury attorneys we work with can help you by filing work compensation claim during a stressful time.