Workplace accidents occur every day; some of them simple and without repercussions, while others are complex and severe. California labor law offers certain legal protections if you have an accident at work. If this happens, there are several things to take care of right away to determine if medical attention is needed, the location of the accident, the claim form to fill out, the type of injury you sustained, and the disability payments to which you are entitled. Your world turns upside down in the blink of an eye. However, if you contact Grupo MedLegal’s accident doctors and attorneys, we can help you get your disability payments as soon as possible and maximize the amount you receive.
Benefits You Receive by Contacting Disability Lawyers such as Grupo MedLegal’s Group of Accident Doctors and Attorneys:
- Immediate Medical Attention from Competent Physicians
Immediately after a work accident, you should receive medical attention if needed. The quality of medical care is an important factor not only for your physical recovery, but also monetarily. Grupo MedLegal has doctors who are specialized in labor accident cases. They will perform a detailed examination and document your results, treatments, and the possibility of full or partial recovery.
- Filling Out the Claim Form
This form should be completed in detail to ensure that your case is processed and accepted as soon as possible. Specific details about how the accident happened should be included. Many times these disability payment claims are rejected by the workers’ compensation agency after a brief investigation. If this happens to you in error, we will appeal the decision.
- Ensuring Your Rights are Implemented
There are many rights under this workers’ compensation law that you are not familiar with, but we are. You can change doctors if you are not satisfied with the one you have been assigned. You may also appeal a medical report if, in your opinion, it does not reflect the reality of your injuries. There is an appeal process if your claim has been denied. We will inform you about all of this and more in the free consultation.
- Maximum Medical Improvement Report (MMI)
In case of permanent partial or total permanent disability, the physician who has been treating you writes this report upon realizing that further medical treatment will not improve your condition. He or she will use a formula to attempt to quantify your limitations. Basically, this report determines the amount of disability payments you will receive for the rest of your life. If you contact Grupo MedLegal’s accident doctors and lawyers, we will refer you to our physicians. They will ensure that this report accurately reflects the severity of your injuries.
Other Benefits You Receive when Contacting Us
Many workers are able to partially recover and return to work. However, you will have limitations due to the injury or injuries sustained that will prevent you from performing the same type of work you did before. With our experience in disability cases, we will use the law to get your employer to re-train you and assign you a new position that accommodates your limitations. Additionally, we will explore other remuneration options to determine if you have the right to establish a negligence suit as a third person. This means that if you are able to prove your case against a third person, the law gives you the right to recover compensatory damages and damages for pain and suffering.