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Workplace Injury in California: What You Need to Know

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If you’ve been injured on the job in California, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. But navigating the workers’ compensation system can be complex and overwhelming. That’s where DAS LAW LA comes in. Our team of experienced workplace injury attorneys can help you get the benefits you deserve.

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Types of Workplace Injuries in California

Workplace injuries can take many forms. Some common types of workplace injuries in California include:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Repetitive strain injuries (RSIs)
  • Occupational illnesses, such as asbestos-related diseases or lung cancer from exposure to hazardous materials
  • Injuries sustained in car accidents while on the job
  • Injuries caused by defective equipment or machinery

No matter what type of workplace injury you’ve suffered, DAS LAW LA can help. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling all types of workplace injury cases, and we know how to build strong cases to help our clients get the benefits they need.

Workers’ Compensation Benefits in California

In California, most employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. This means that if you’re injured on the job, you may be entitled to certain benefits, including:

  • Medical treatment for your injuries
  • Temporary disability benefits if you’re unable to work while you recover from your injuries
  • Permanent disability benefits if you’re unable to return to work due to the severity of your injuries
  • Vocational rehabilitation services if you need training or education to be able to return to work
  • Death benefits for the surviving family members of a worker who was killed on the job

It’s important to note that workers’ compensation benefits are considered the exclusive remedy for workplace injuries in California. This means that you cannot sue your employer for damages in most cases. However, there are some exceptions to this rule, such as when the injury was caused by the intentional actions of your employer or a co-worker.

At DAS LAW LA, our attorneys have extensive experience with the workers’ compensation system in California. We can help you understand your rights and options and assist you in filing a claim to get the benefits you deserve.

What to Do if You’ve Been Injured on the Job

If you’ve been injured on the job in California, it’s important to take the following steps:

  1. Report the injury to your supervisor as soon as possible. This should be done in writing and include the date, time, and location of the injury, as well as a description of what happened.
  2. Seek medical treatment for your injuries. Your employer should provide you with information about where to go for medical treatment. Be sure to keep copies of all medical records and bills related to your injury.
  3. Notify your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier of your injury. Your employer should provide you with the contact information for the insurance carrier. You’ll need to provide the insurance carrier with your claim number, the date of the injury, and the location of the injury.
  4. File a workers’ compensation claim with the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC). This can be done online through the DWC’s website, or you can fill out a paper form and mail it to the DWC. Be sure to include all relevant information and supporting documentation, such as medical records and bills.
  5. If your claim is accepted, you will receive workers’ compensation benefits, such as medical treatment and wage replacement. If your claim is denied, you have the right to appeal the decision. An experienced workers’ compensation attorney can help you navigate the appeals process and fight for the benefits you deserve.

It’s important to remember that workers’ compensation benefits are not automatic. You must take the steps outlined above to ensure that your claim is properly filed and processed. If you have any questions or need assistance, don’t hesitate to contact the experienced attorneys at DAS LAW LA for help.

At DAS LAW LA, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that a workplace injury can take on you and your family. Our experienced attorneys are here to help you navigate the workers’ compensation system and fight for the benefits you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation and let us help you get the justice you deserve.

Why Choose DAS LAW LA

At DAS LAW LA, we are dedicated to helping individuals who have been injured on the job get the workers’ compensation benefits they deserve. Here are just a few reasons why you should choose to work with us:


Our attorneys have extensive experience with the workers’ compensation system in California. We know the ins and outs of the process and can help guide you through it from start to finish.


We are committed to fighting for our client’s rights and ensuring that they get the benefits they are entitled to. We will work tirelessly on your behalf to get you the justice you deserve.


We understand that a workplace injury can be a difficult and stressful experience. That’s why we are here to provide you with the support and guidance you need, every step of the way.


We have a proven track record of success when it comes to workers’ compensation cases. Our attorneys will use their knowledge and expertise to help you get the best possible outcome for your case.

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If you’ve been injured on the job, don’t hesitate to contact us for a free case evaluation. We are here to help you understand your rights and options and to assist you in getting the benefits you deserve. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

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