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Workers’ Compensation FAQ Los Angeles Lawyers

Answers to Your Workers’ Compensation Questions

If you have suffered work-related injuries, you probably have a number of questions and concerns regarding your rights, the benefits available to you and your job security.

At the Law Offices of David H. Black, we have more than 60 years of combined experience helping injured clients with workers’ compensation claims and other forms of compensation. We can answer your questions and help you through the process to obtain the compensation you need.

Workers’ Compensation FAQ Los Angeles Attorneys

If I’m hurt on the job and terminated, what are my rights?

In California, injured workers generally have the right to:

  • Medical care
  • Temporary disability benefits
  • Permanent disability benefits
  • Supplemental job displacement benefits or vocational rehabilitation
  • Death benefits

I was hurt on the job and I was fired. Do I still have a claim? Am I entitled to benefits/medical care?

Yes. It is illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee for filing a workers’ compensation claim. At the Law Offices of David H. Black, we will defend your rights and help you obtain the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve.

If the company doctor released me, can I still get future medical care?


Even though I went to a company doctor can I still get my own doctor?

After the first 30 days, you can choose a doctor other than the doctor of your employer/insurance company’s choice, though you might have to choose a doctor from the insurance company’s network.

Can I file a claim that’s due to continuous work activities? What are my rights for repetitive work injuries?

Yes. A repetitive trauma injury such as carpel tunnel is generally covered under workers’ compensation.

Can I lose my job if I file a claim for work injuries?

No. Employers cannot legally fire employees for injuries.

If I was fired for an injury, can I get my job back?

Possibly. It is important to talk with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer to discuss your rights and options if you were fired for an injury.

What is the importance of hiring a lawyer who specializes in workers’ comp?

At the Law Offices of David H. Black, we focus exclusively on helping injured clients in workers’ compensation and personal injury claims. This focus allows us to give our clients comprehensive representation through every step of the workers’ compensation process. We can help defend your rights and help you obtain full compensation for your injuries.

Can I get compensation even if the injury is my fault?

Workers’ compensation in California grants benefits without regard to fault, so, yes, you should still be able to receive benefits even if you were at fault for the accident that caused the injury.

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We offer free initial consultations. We also handle workers’ compensation claims on contingency, so you will not be charged attorney fees until we win your case. Call 310-746-5448 contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.

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