Riley Law Offices
HAVE QUESTIONS? WE CAN HELP!
HURT AT WORK? WE CAN HELP!
There is no doubt that the workers' compensation claim process can be a difficult and confusing process. That is why we have prepared this section of our website to help answer some of the most common questions we receive. This will help you get a basic idea of some current issues, common concerns, questions and complaints. Please take note that this does not substitute nor constitute legal advice.
Please contact us for a FREE consultation to discuss the details of your claim. We commit to providing the best representation for workers injured in Northern California.
WHY SHOULD YOU CONTACT OUR TEAM AT
Riley Law Offices?
We can get you the most favorable outcome on your claim
We will lead you through the entire work comp legal system
If there is no monetary recovery, you pay nothing
WHEN DO I NEED A WORKERS' COMPENSATION ATTORNEY?
Whether you have a workers' compensation claim that the insurance company is already paying or whether you are considering filing a work comp claim, there are many situations where it’s a good idea to check with an attorney. Click to see a more detailed list of when you should meet with a work comp lawyer.
WHAT BENEFITS AM I ENTITLED TO IN WORKERS' COMPENSATION?
California Workers' Compensation provides five primary benefits: medical treatment, temporary disability benefits, permanent disability benefits, supplemental job displacement benefits, and death benefits. Once you have filed a Workers' Compensation Claim Form (DWC-1), you become eligible for benefits depending on the status of your claim. Click to see more details of your entitled work comp benefits.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN THAT MY WORK COMP CLAIM HAS BEEN DENIED?
Upon receiving a notice of claim, an insurance company will accept, delay or deny a claim. Denial is a finding of not enough information, or the information they provided does not substantiate a claim. This is the time to contact a workers compensation attorney. Find more information on denied workers' compensation claims.
WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS TO CHANGE MY PRIMARY TREATING DOCTOR?
After 30 days, if you believe you are not getting the care you deserve or want a different doctor other than the insurance company doctor, you can request a new doctor. Some insurance carriers will tell you there are no other doctors available, this is incorrect. Click to see more on the process of changing your primary doctor.
WHAT IS A QME? DO I NEED ONE? WHICH ONE DO I CHOOSE?
A QME is the Qualified Medical Evaluator who will make some important decisions in your case. Every claim should have a QME, so make sure you choose the right one. Choosing the right specialty and the right evaluator will have a large impact on your case. Click to see more about choosing the right QME.