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Many victims of workplace injuries and illnesses are surprised to find that they need a lawyer. They simply expected that their employer would come through for them and provide workers' compensation. Instead, they learn just how hard employers and insurance companies can push back. That is where our Sacramento workers’ comp attorneys come in.

At Smolich & Smolich, our Sacramento workers’ compensation attorneys are dedicated to guiding people through the legal process of obtaining workers’ comp benefits from start to finish. Ready to get started on your claim? Concerned about eligibility? Unsure about your rights? Questions about a denied or delayed claim? No matter what stage you find yourself in the claims-filing process, our team can guide your steps toward the favorable resolution you seek.

All cases receive our one-on-one attention and step-by-step representation. Learn how we can help you by contacting us today.

Northern California Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Representing Injured Workers in All Industries & Jobs

Our lawyers represent injured workers who have been involved in construction accidents, industrial accidents, and workers in all industries who have become injured or ill due to workplace activities. While pursuing workers' compensation is the first step, we always review cases for the opportunity to pursue third-party negligence claims or Social Security Disability benefits.

We handle all types of workers' comp cases, including:

What to Do If You've Been Injured at Work

If you have been injured at work, be sure to do the following:

  • Notify your employer of the injury or at the first sign of an illness you believe to be work-related. You have 30 days under California law to report the injury to preserve your right to seek benefits under workers' compensation.
  • Seek medical treatment promptly. If your injury does not require emergency care, your employer will tell you where to go for medical care.
  • Tell your treating physician that your injury is work-related.
  • Get a workers' compensation claim form from your employer, complete it, and return it to your employer as soon as possible after reporting your injury.
  • Closely follow your treating doctor's advice and obey any work restrictions they may give you.
  • Seek legal advice from a trusted attorney and explore your legal options.

Providing Trusted Legal Counsel Since 1969

At Smolich & Smolich, you will find Bar Certified Specialists in Workers' Compensation law. The title of Certified Specialist is bestowed upon only a small percentage of attorneys by the State Bar of California. Our attorneys have demonstrated that they possess an in-depth of knowledge of workers’ compensation law, and have the superior skills and expert experience necessary to help you file a claim if you have been hurt on the job.

We attribute our success and the longevity that has come with it to the hands-on attention we provide in every workers’ compensation case. Not only will we spend time with you by educating you about the process and keeping you updated about your case's progress, but we also tailor a legal strategy to meet your needs. Our Sacramento workers' compensation lawyers can work directly with your medical provider to obtain any medical information necessary to bring a satisfactory resolution to your case.

Workers' Compensation Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What kind of injuries does workers’ compensation cover?

Any injury that you suffer on the job can be covered in a workers’ compensation claim. This includes repetitive trauma, construction accidents, cumulative trauma injuries, industrial accidents, and career-ending injuries. Whether you are seeking temporary disability for an issue that you can recover from, or if you will no longer be able to return to your job, our lawyers work with you to get the compensation that you need.

What benefits am I entitled to?

Temporary benefits can be awarded to workers who are expected to return to their jobs after a period and rest and recovery. For major injuries that will prevent you from going back to work, Social Security Disability (SSD) may be appropriate. Other benefits, such as death benefits when a family member dies on the job or money to help pay for your medical treatment, may also be awarded through a workers’ compensation claim.

Is there a time limit to file a claim for compensation?

In general, the statute of limitations to file a workers’ compensation claim is a year after the date of your injury. Failure to file within this time frame can delay your benefits or cause your claim to be denied outright. However, there are also many exceptions, so speaking with a Sacramento workers’ compensation lawyer about your specific situation is very important.

What if my employer was not responsible for my injury?

Third-party negligence claims are intended for those who were injured on the job due to a defective product or piece of equipment, a third-party driver, or other businesses or vendors. Filing this type of claim can help you seek compensation even when your employer’s insurance is not liable.

Call our firm at (916) 571-0400 or fill out an online form today and request your FREE initial consultation.

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