Getting Benefits After Workplace Injuries
If you suffered a workplace accident or were injured due to excessive strain at work, it is in your best interest to hire an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer. Although you are entitled to workers’ compensation by law, the system can be confusing. An attorney can guide you through the legal issues and help make sure you receive the full benefits you need.
San Jose work injury attorney Bo Katzakian has more than a decade of experience representing injured workers in California. His valuable knowledge is a proven asset when working to protect our clients’ rights. Contact our office today to put experience on your side.
At the Katzakian Law P.C., we represent injured workers suffering from all types of workplace injuries:
How Long Do I Have To File A DWC-1 Form In California?
Timing is critical in workers’ compensation claims. In California, you must submit a workers’ comp claim form and notice of potential eligibility (DWC 1 form) within 30 days of the date you were aware of the injury. If you were injured in a sudden workplace accident, you will likely be expected to file a claim within 30 days of the accident. If your injury is due to long-term exposure, repetitive motion or stress/mental health trauma, the deadline clock will likely start ticking on the date you first were diagnosed with the injury.
Failure to submit critical workers’ comp forms and meet filing deadlines can give employers and insurance companies the room they need to challenge your injury claim and ultimately limit the benefits you receive. Make sure you have guidance through this process so you do not jeopardize your compensation.
Injured On The Job? Contact Bo Katzakian, A Skilled Work Injury Attorney.
We are prepared to handle all aspects of a workers’ compensation claim stemming from a serious workplace injury. From the initial filing of the claim to ensuring you receive proper medical care and the full financial benefits, we are here to protect your interests. Call us at 888-724-4138 for a free initial consultation. We serve clients along California’s Central Coast, from San Jose to San Luis Obispo and all parts in between.