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Have you or someone you love suffered an injury in the workplace? If so, the injured party is entitled to certain benefits called workers' compensation. Those benefits include free medical care and compensation for lost wages. Unfortunately, if you have suffered a serious injury, it's rare that you will obtain all the benefits you deserve without a fight.
Here are examples of some of the things that can go wrong if you suffer a work-related injury:
When you are injured at work, you must receive care from a medical provider who is authorized by your employer or the workers' compensation insurance carrier. If you are not satisfied with the treatment you are receiving, you have a right to change doctors. It is important to consult with an attorney before doing this or even discussing this with the insurance carrier. You want to make sure that you see the best possible doctors but the insurance carriers and injured workers often do not agree in their evaluations.
Since 1978 the Law Office of William R. Orr has helped injured workers in California obtain the benefits they deserve from workers' compensation. We offer a free initial consultation to answer your questions about the claims process. To discuss your workers’ compensation claim please contact us. With offices in Sacramento, California we represent clients throughout Northern California.