Under California employment law, employers are mandated to provide workers' compensation insurance, safeguarding employees in instances of on-the-job injuries or illnesses. At Fiore Legal, our West Covina workers' compensation lawyers adeptly guide you through the legal process to secure the rightful compensation you merit.
How to File a California Workers Compensation Claim
Employees must report the injury to their employer immediately and seek medical attention. It is also essential to inform the medical provider that the injury is work-related.
Once the injury has been reported to the employer, employees should file a workers' compensation claim with the California Division of Workers' Compensation. They can do this online, by mail, or in person at a local DWC office. The claim should include the following information:
- The employee's personal information
- The date and location of the injury
- A description and proof of any medical treatment received
After the application has been filed, the case will be assigned to a workers' compensation judge who will schedule a hearing. The employee should be prepared to present evidence and testimony to support their claim.