Accomplished Riverside Workers’ Compensation Law Firm Aids Injured Employees
Experienced attorneys represent Californians throughout claims and appeals processes
Employers in California are required by law to carry workers’ compensation insurance for employees who suffer work-related injuries or illnesses. At the Law Offices of Lucy M. Bishop, P.C., we represent injured employees in Riverside and San Bernardino counties throughout the claims filing and appeals process. Our hardworking attorneys have more than 25 years of experience representing clients in workers’ comp cases and can strongly advocate for your right to receive medical treatment and other benefits when you’ve been injured at work.
Skilled legal counselors help Californians understand benefitsWorkers’ compensation benefits you may be eligible to get for a work-related injury or illness include:
- Reimbursement for medical care related to your injury or illness
- Temporary or permanent disability benefits
- Supplemental job displacement benefits for vocational rehabilitation (This involves a voucher that pays for training or enhancing your skills)
- One-time return-to-work voucher payment to supplement lost wages
Additionally, spouses, children and other dependents of workers who died from occupational injuries or illness may be entitled to periodic death benefits and burial expenses. We will help you understand the workers’ compensation benefits you may be able to receive based upon your individual circumstances.
Well-informed advisers assist clients in initial claims’ filing process
To help increase the chances of your initial claim being approved, it’s very important that all steps in the filing process are correctly followed and that all filing deadlines are met. After experiencing a work-related injury or illness, be sure to:
- Report the injury or illness to your employer as soon as possible and no later than 30 days after it happens or is discovered
- Fill out the employee section of the workers’ comp claim form (your employer should give you the necessary form)
- Give the filled out form back to your employer so they can fill in their section and send the completed claim to the insurer
We can assist you in filling out the claim form to ensure that it is thorough and contains the evidence necessary to help obtain timely approval. We’ll also advise you if your employer delays in filing your claim or if your initial claim is denied.
Hardworking lawyers appeal workers’ compensation decisions
Insurance companies may deny initial workers’ compensation claims for a variety of reasons. If your claim is denied, you have the right to request a hearing with a Workers’ Comp Appeals Board judge who will work to settle your case with the insurer. If it can’t be settled, it will proceed to a hearing before another judge. If the outcome of the trial isn’t in your favor, you can file a petition for reconsideration with the appeals board. Our knowledgeable lawyers will handle all the necessary paperwork during the appeals process, guide you through every step and represent you in legal proceedings.
Contact our experienced Riverside workers’ compensation attorneys for help
Since 2002, the Law Offices of Lucy M. Bishop, P.C., has helped people from Riverside and San Bernardino counties who are injured at work get California workers’ compensation benefits. To schedule a free consultation, call our firm at 951-877-4979 or contact us online.