Workers Compensation FAQ
The workers’ compensation process is not user friendly, and it leaves injured workers in Southern California with more questions than answers. Fortunately, you can rely on The Law Offices of Dennis A. Dascanio to provide you with answers to your questions and make sure you obtain all of the benefits you are eligible for.
We are happy to provide you with some answers to frequently asked questions about workers’ compensation. If you have additional questions or want to discuss your claim with an attorney, we encourage you to contact us today for a free consultation.
How Can I Access Medical Care?
Access to quality medical care is the most critical component of any workers’ compensation claim and one of the primary reasons you need an attorney. A medical doctor may be the greatest treating doctor in the area, but if he or she is not willing to fight for you or doesn’t understand workers’ compensation laws, it can harm your ability to recover benefits.
At The Law Offices of Dennis A. Dascanio, we will make sure that you have access to a doctor who is not only excellent at his or her profession, but also willing to go to bat for you as we fight for the medical care you need. This includes working with doctors to pursue Utilization Review Appeals and being actively involved in submitting an Independent Medical Review. Our firm has an entire department devoted to dealing with the intricacies of California’s Independent Medical Review system.
How Can I Make Sure My Claim Is Successful?
Most of the issues that can lead to denied claims or failure to obtain benefits are entirely avoidable, such as not notifying your employer of your injury and not seeking medical treatment. Our team can help you avoid these pitfalls.
What Injuries Are Eligible For Workers’ Compensation?
The answer will vary based on the circumstances, but for the most part, all injuries that occur at work or are otherwise work-related will be eligible for workers’ compensation.
What Types Of Benefits Are Available To Injured Workers?
Depending on the severity of your injury and your specific situation, you may be eligible for types of benefits such as medical treatment, travel and mileage, disability benefits, job training and death benefits.
Do You Represent Workers In My Industry?
Our firm represents workers throughout Southern California and has office locations in Santa Ana, San Diego and Ontario. We represent workers in all industries, including construction, manufacturing, administrative, clerical, service and hospitality.
What Will It Cost To Hire A Lawyer?
Nothing. We work on contingency, which means we only collect attorney fees if we collect compensation for you. With few exceptions, fees are never taken out of medical benefits, temporary disability benefits or state disability benefits. Contact us today for a free consultation to learn more about how we can help you maximize your benefits.