What is Workers' Compensation?

If you have a work-related injury or illness, your employer is required by law to pay for workers' compensation benefits. Work-related injuries can happen during one event at work, such as slipping and hurting your back, suffering burns from a chemical that splashes on your skin, or getting injured in a car accident while making deliveries for work. Work-related injuries can also happen from repeated exposures at work, such as injuring your wrist from doing the same motion over and over, or losing your hearing because of constant loud noises on the job.

Workplace injuries happen every day, and every day, good, honest, hardworking people are denied their disability claims and other workers' compensation claims. Loss of income, mounting medical expenses and continuing responsibilities can cripple even the most hardworking and successful employees.

What Should I Do If I Get Injured on the Job?

If you are hurt on the job, report your injury to your employer by telling your supervisor right away. If your injury or illness developed over time, report it as soon as you learn or believe it was caused by your job. It's important to report your injury as soon as possible to prevent problems and delays in receiving benefits, including medical care. If your employer is not informed about your injury within 30 days, this could prevent your employer from fully investigating the injury, which could cause you to lose your right to receive workers' compensation benefits.

Get emergency treatment if you need it. Your employer may tell you where to go for treatment. Be sure to tell the health care provider who treats you that your injury or illness is job-related.

You'll also need to fill out a claim form and give it to your employer. Your employer must give or mail you a claim form within one working day after learning about your injury or illness. If your employer doesn't give you the claim form you can download it from the "Forms" page on the Division of Workers' Compensation's website.

What Are My Rights?

When injuries occur, from the slight to the tragic, it can prove very difficult to get the help and assistance you need. People often fight tooth and nail to enforce their right to compensation. No matter what your circumstances are, you need to contact a Worker’s Compensation Lawyer to get the right advice. The right information can give you direction and ensure that your funds are available immediately. You don’t have to be a victim and you don’t have to fight for your rights alone.

How Much Does it Cost?

There are NO out of pocket fees.  We believe in fighting for the rights of injured workers and professionals. When workplace injuries take a toll on your home, family or income, you need a workers' compensation attorney. San Diego living can be expensive, and life goes on. Our legal team of workers' compensation lawyers works to offer services with NO OUT OF POCKET FEES OR COST. Services are always tailored to your specific circumstances and you are always kept informed and at ease. Take the stress out of your life and work with workers' compensation attorneys with experience and talent. Call today for a free, initial consultation.

Speak Directly to a Professional Workers' Compensation Attorney

We can provide help in a number of different workers' compensation areas, including, but not limited to:

The Law Offices of Gerald D. Brody & Associates has spent decades protecting the rights of workers as Workers' Compensation Attorneys. San Diego has been home to our offices since 1978 and our professionals have over 45 years of collective experience. Our legal team aggressively fights for your rights, zealously using all means of evidence, reasoning and tools to fight at your defense. We believe firmly and adamantly that you deserve the greatest amount of compensation. We minimize time in court to get you your money faster. We will never accept anything less than your total satisfaction.