We Will Help You Receive The Medical Treatment You Need
California law requires employers to carry insurance that covers the cost of employees’ medical treatment if they are injured on the job. An employee who is injured on the job should notify his or her employer immediately and the employer must provide the injured employee with a workers’ compensation claim form. Failure to report your injury promptly increases the risk that your claim will be denied.
Unfortunately, many workers’ compensation insurance companies deny valid claims or terminate benefits before medical treatment is complete in an effort to save the employer money. That is why it is important to enlist the services of a knowledgeable workers’ compensation law firm like Hanna Leung, Professional Law Corporation, in San Francisco. We advocate aggressively for our clients to ensure that they receive the medical care they need to recover fully from their workplace injuries and the compensation they deserve while they are unable to work.
We Protect Your Rights Regarding Treatment
If you need emergency care, get it. California law requires an employer’s insurance provider to authorize up to $10,000 of medical treatment within one working day after you file a claim form. If medical treatment is not authorized within 24 hours, you should contact us so we can accelerate the authorization process.
A workers’ compensation claim must be accepted or denied within 90 days of the date the claim was filed. You have the right to appeal a denied claim. Our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys can help. Schedule a free consultation to find out more.
Under California law, an employer and its insurance provider has some control over what medical provider an injured employee can use. Often, the employer establishes a medical provider network (MPN) and an injured employee must select a medical provider from that network. After an initial visit with a medical provider of the employer’s choosing, the injured worker may select a different medical provider from the MPN. An injured worker also has the right to obtain additional medical opinions within the network and in some cases can go outside of the network for treatment.
Your Recovery Is Our Main Concern
The rules regarding medical treatment under California’s workers’ compensation laws are complex. It is also essential to maintain detailed records of diagnosis and the medical care provided. Our lawyers will ensure that you receive the care you deserve, collect the thorough medical reports that are necessary for your claim to be approved, and advocate on your behalf when medical opinions differ.