Rawa Law Group offers an absolutely free consultation. In fact, you’ll never pay a fee out of your own pocket. We get paid our attorney’s fee at the end of your case. Basically, we do not get paid unless you get paid. Specifically, the attorney’s fee is normally 15% of the settlement or award, but only if we win the case.
No. Someone from our office is ready to meet with you at your home or at the hospital. Often, same day appointments can be scheduled.
Our firm has handled thousands of workers’ compensation claims. In addition, we do not only handle workers’ compensation claims, but we also represent the injured worker in civil court if he or she is discriminated against by the employer.
Not necessarily. Each insurance carrier has its own list of doctors in what is called a Medical Provider Network(1). These doctors are getting paid by your employer’s insurance carrier. As such, these doctors – in order to save the insurance carrier money – often do not administer all necessary tests to properly diagnose your injury. Also, these doctors normally minimize your injuries and try to send you back to work before you are fully recovered. When you are sent back to work before you fully recover, generally, your injuries worsen. Even if you already have been treated by one of your employer’s insurance carrier’s doctors, seeking a second, independent opinion is a good decision to verify the previous doctor’s medical conclusions.
Yes. In general, every California employer who has at least one employee is required to have workers’ compensation insurance. The basic benefits that workers’ compensation insurance provides are: medical care, temporary disability benefits, permanent disability benefits, supplemental job displacement benefits and death benefits.
California workers’ compensation is a no-fault system. In exchange for the no-fault system, the law prevents you from suing your employer and your co-workers for negligence if your injury was caused by a co-worker’s negligence. Filing a workers’ compensation claim is your exclusive remedy.
Again, California workers’ compensation is a no-fault system. In exchange for the no-fault system, the law prevents you from suing your employer and your co-workers for negligence if your injury was caused because of their negligence. Filing a workers’ compensation claim is your conclusive remedy.
Generally, workers’ compensation is your exclusive remedy. In other words, it is your only way to sue your employer. Under the workers’ compensation system, you should be able to receive reasonable medical treatment and temporary benefits. However, if an intentional or malicious act of your employer caused your injury, you should be able to sue your employer directly for a serious and willful claim. Under such circumstances, your employer’s insurance carrier will likely not cover this claim, and any recovery should be directly from your employer, not from its insurance carrier.
The denial should be reviewed by your attorney who will decide how to fight the denial and get all the benefits you are entitled to.
In some cases, work injury is caused by a repetition of your job duties – such as pushing, pulling, lifting, bending, etc. – on a daily basis. This can cause continuous trauma to the body parts exerted to perform these repetitive duties. Since these types of injuries are not caused by a single, specific incident, you would logically discover them after having performed these aforementioned duties over time. As such, your employer is responsible for this type of injury in spite of the fact you discovered it later on.
Yes. An experienced Inland Empire attorney will help you get all the benefits you are entitled to under the law.
If you are no longer able to do the essential functions of the job you held at the time of your injury, and your employer does not offer you another job, you may be entitled to a workers’ compensation law benefit known as vocational rehabilitation.
You can typically expect to receive payments for any out of pocket medical expenses associated with your treatment of your work injury. You can also receive payment in the form of temporary disability benefits for wages you lost while receiving treatment or recovering from your workers’ compensation condition.
In addition, you will receive reasonable treatment for your workers’ compensation condition, though this treatment must be approved by your employer’s insurance carrier. Any treatment sought outside of the workers’ compensation system can be denied under the insurance plan.
After you are declared to have reached a level of maximum Medical Improvement (MMI), if the evaluating doctor or doctors feel you have any permanent disability you are entitled to be compensated for that permanent disability in weekly payments.
Medical care to cure or relieve your symptoms, along with future medical care if indicated by the doctors, is recoverable.