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How to Check the Status of My Workers’ Comp Claim in California?

Workers’ Comp Claim

In California, you can check the status of your workers’ compensation claim by discussing it with your employers’ insurance company or partnering with our workers’ compensation attorney.

While many employees qualify for workers’ compensation benefits in California, insurance companies do not make the claims process easy. Yet, you can entrust your case to a abogado de compensación de trabajadores from our law firm who can manage the process.

Cómo comprobar el estado de la reclamación de compensación de sus trabajadores

You have these options when checking your claim status in California:

Puedes consultar directamente con el asegurador responsable

After filing your claim, you can check its status by contacting the insurer. You could do this online or by calling. It depends on the insurer’s procedures and how it processes claims.

Many workers’ compensation insurance providers allow claimants to check their claim’s status online. You would get this specific information after filing your case.

You Can Check With the Division of Workers’ Compensation Office

The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has offices throughout the state of California. If you run into a problem with your case, such as if the insurer does not provide status updates, you can always call them for help.

You Can Partner With Our California Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

When you partner with an injury lawyer from our law firm, we manage all of your case’s obligations––including monitoring claim status.

In addition to offering updates, our lawyers can gather evidence to supplement your claim and handle all case-related communications. Furthermore, we can prevent the insurer from purposefully complicating your claim.

How Long Does it Take to Get Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

de Departamento de Relaciones Industriales de California (DIR) reports that how long it takes to get benefits depends on your situation, mainly, the insurer’s cooperation. For instance, if you are approved for benefits, you could learn of the decision within 90 days of your claim’s initial submission.

Yet, if the insurer denies your claim, it could take months to get benefits. This is another reason to consider partnering with our workers’ compensation attorney. We can keep your case moving forward and prevent any unnecessary delays.

Qué esperar después de presentar una reclamación de comp de trabajadores en California

After submitting your claim, your employer’s insurance company will review it and determine whether you should receive compensation. Generally, per the DIR, the insurer has 14 days to mail its decision regarding your claim. If you do not receive a letter within that period, you could call the insurer directly and ask for an update.

What Should You Do While Awaiting a Decision?

As the insurer reviews your claim, you can receive up to $10,000 in medical care. This will allow you to receive treatment without having to pay out of pocket for services.

Never forego emergency treatment if it is deemed necessary by a medical professional. By neglecting medical treatment, you risk jeopardizing your health and your job injury claim.

How to Track Your Workers’ Comp Check in California

Once your claim is approved, the insurer is obligated to send you checks reflecting up to two-thirds of your lost wages every two weeks until you no longer require compensation benefits. According to the DIR, if there is a delay in sending you a check, the claims administrator must notify you about it.

If you have not gotten a check when you were supposed to or not received a timely explanation from the insurance company, you can let our workers’ comp attorneys know. We can get in touch with your employer or their insurer to find out what is going on.

You Could Receive These Benefits if the Insurer Approves Your Workers’ Comp Claim

While waiting to learn the status of your claim, it may help to learn about what you could recover. Benefits in a workers’ compensation case may comprise:

Medical Care Through Workers’ Comp Insurance

La atención médica incluye cualquier visita al médico o tratamientos que necesite después de su lesión relacionada con el trabajo. Puede solicitar el coste total de sus gastos de atención médica a través de la aseguradora de su empleador.

Temporary Disability Benefits for California Workers

If you cannot work because of your workplace injury, then you could receive temporary disability benefits. These benefits are for injured workers who cannot perform their job-related duties now but could in the future.

Permanent Disability Benefits for California Workers

If you cannot recover completely from your injury, then you could receive permanent disability benefits. You could receive these benefits for the rest of your life, although they would not reflect your full income loss.

Supplemental Job Displacement Benefits Under Workers’ Comp

If your injuries affect your earning ability, you could receive a voucher that allows you to seek job retraining and education. Per the DIR, it could cover tuition, books, tools, and other related fees. These vouchers are generally worth $6000 and must be spent according to certain rules.

Death Benefits for Relatives of Fatally Injured Workers

If someone passes away from a work-related illness or injury, then their spouse, children, and other dependents could receive payments through workers’ compensation coverage. Per the DIR, death benefits would also cover up to $10,000 for your loved one’s funeral and burial.

Getting the Workers’ Comp Check You Deserve With Our Lawyers’ Help

One of our workers’ compensation attorneys can help you figure out what benefits you are entitled to. We can also check on the status of your workers’ comp claim in California, track your check once it is sent, and explain how much you are owed.

With these and other legal services, you can get access to the coverage you need to move forward, whether you require medical treatment, temporary disability, permanent disability, or any other kind of benefit.

Contacta a un abogado de trabajadores de KJT Law Group hoy

If you suffered an injury at work, you have the right to seek damages through a workers’ compensation claim. Yet, navigating this process can get tricky––especially if the insurer does not cooperate.

At KJT Law Group, we fight for our clients’ rights and let you work directly with our attorneys. We believe that, if you suffered an injury or illness at work, you deserve fair compensation. Contacta con nosotras to explore partnering with our team through a Consulta gratuita.

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