Our Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Will Stand Up For You
A work injury can leave you with significant hardships, including steep medical bills, lost time from work and even disability. California workers’ compensation law is there to help you overcome these challenges, but the course of a claim does not always run smoothly. Employers, and the insurance companies that represent them, are often quick to delay, limit or even deny a claim, leaving the injured worker in a bind. This is why it is so important to have an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer protecting your rights.
The Law Office of Eric M. Overholt provides skilled workers’ compensation representation to injured workers in San Diego and throughout Southern California.
Below are answers to questions we commonly receive.
What should I do if I have been injured at work?
First of all, ensure your safety by removing yourself from harm’s way and, if necessary, obtaining emergency medical treatment. Report the accident to your employer as soon as possible. Fill out a workers’ compensation claim form and give it to your employer. If you do not act within 30 days of your accident, you could lose your eligibility for benefits.
What benefits am I entitled to?
Workers’ compensation law provides benefits for medical treatment, wage loss, temporary and permanent disability, rehabilitation and vocational training. The specific benefits you are entitled to depend upon the nature and extent of your injury. When accidents are fatal, workers’ compensation law provides death benefits to surviving family members.
How do I know if my medical treatment is covered?
Disputes regarding the necessity of medical treatment are resolved by physicians through a process called independent medical review. If you disagree with the decision, you have the right to contest it.
What if my workers’ compensation claim is denied?
Do not despair if your claim is denied. You may file an appeal with a workers’ compensation judge. An experienced lawyer can help you make the most of your appeal, compiling medical documentation, witness testimony and other evidence that supports your claim. Learn more about my experience in trials and appeals.
Can I also file a personal injury claim?
If your injury was caused by a negligent third party, you may pursue personal injury compensation in addition to your workers’ comp benefits. Examples of third-party accidents include motor vehicle accidents while performing work duties or injuries caused by faulty machinery and equipment.
Your Ally For A Complex Process
Attorney Overholt represents injured workers from all walks of life and all types of occupations. He will guide you through all aspects of the workers’ compensation process, including:
- Understanding the types of available benefits
- Navigating the independent medical review process
- Compiling medical evidence
- Transitioning from temporary to permanent disability benefits
- Answering your questions about workers’ compensation in California
Whether you are filing your initial claim or appealing a denied claim, our law firm is here to make a positive difference in your case.
Speak With Attorney Who Know How To Get Results
If an on-the-job injury has left you unable to work, the Law Office of Eric M. Overholt is here to help you fight for the workers’ compensation benefits you need and deserve. To arrange a free initial consultation with our experienced workers’ comp attorney in San Diego, contact the firm online or by telephone at 619-908-1563.