Learn About Workers’ Compensation From An Experienced Lawyer
At the Law Offices of Mark E. Rubke, we provide Oakland and surrounding areas with informed legal guidance for an array of needs. With over 40 years of experience, attorney Mark Rubke understands the depth of California workers’ compensation laws and how they will affect your pursuit of financial recovery. See our frequently asked questions below.
What kind of benefits are available?
In addition to receiving around two-thirds of your normal paycheck amount, workers’ compensation benefits include coverage for medical bills and other health care needs related to your work injury. This may include physical therapy sessions, surgery and more.
Can I choose my own doctor?
You can choose your own doctor, and, in fact, you should have them examine your injuries or condition. You never know if a doctor chosen by your employer or their insurance company will give a biased examination. What’s more, your personal doctor will likely have all your medical history on-hand and know how best to treat you.
How will I pay my medical bills?
If your claim is approved, workers’ compensation will not only provide you with paycheck reimbursements, they will also cover any medical bills related to your injury or condition.
What if the workers’ compensation insurance company denies my claim?
There are steps to appeal a denied workers’ compensation claim. These steps include requesting a hearing in front of an appeals board judge.
Can I sue my employer for a work-related injury?
If your employer carries workers’ compensation insurance, you will likely have a hard time trying to file a lawsuit against them. California limits recovery claims to those obtained via workers’ compensation.
Why do I need an attorney for a workers’ compensation claim?
Many lawyers are adept at communicating with insurance companies and looking out for their clients’ best interests. They will work to see that you receive coverage and reimbursement for all related medical bills and that your financial needs are met.
Connect With Our Office Today
No case is like another, even in a standard workers’ compensation claim. We believe in taking time to truly understand the details surrounding your injury and then pursuing your goals head-on. To learn more about our approach, or to schedule a free phone consultation, give us a call at 510-834-1935. You can also email use using the contact form.