FAQ - Modesto Workers' Compensation
If you were injured at work and need assistance with a workers' compensation claim, you likely have numerous questions that need answering. At Accident Lawyers, we offer a free initial consultation with a Modesto workers' compensation lawyer to discuss your case, at which point we can address these questions. However, we have also included some frequently asked questions here, for your convenience.
How will I know if I qualify to receive workers' compensation?
Although every case is different, the general rule of thumb in regard to Modesto workers' compensation claims is that any work-related injury will qualify. This means that an injury sustained in any type of accident at the workplace or that is related to your job, any illness or injury related to exposure at work, or virtually any injury that was caused by or occurred in conjunction with your job may qualify. However, it's important to talk to an attorney about your particular case.
Will I have to go to court?
Most workers' compensation claims are settled outside of the courtroom. If a dispute arises, your lawyer may need to resolve the matter by way of a hearing with the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, which is the judicial body that oversees appeals and disputes regarding workers' compensation claims.
Do I really need a lawyer?
You are not required by law to hire a lawyer to handle your workers' compensation claim. However, having a competent lawyer at your side may make a difference in your ability to recover the full benefits you need. A workers' compensation lawyer can ensure your claim is filed properly and can handle any issue that may come up.
What if the insurance company offers me a settlement that I feel is unfair? Can I do anything about this?
You are not obligated to accept the settlement the workers' compensation insurance company offers for your claim, and if you feel this was unfair you can talk to your attorney about the possibility of seeking an appeal with the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board.
Why would a workers' compensation claim be denied?
A Modesto workers' compensation claim may be denied if there is not enough proof that an injury is related to work or if the claim is not properly filed.
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