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Helpful Information:

What should I do if I have been injured at work?

First, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Then notify your employer of your injury.

Can my employer terminate me if I have a workers' compensation case?

A job termination due to filing a workers’ compensation claim can lead to a claim under California Labor Code Section 132A. Your specific situation could also potentially lead to a separate discrimination claim. Speak with an attorney if you were terminated due to your workers’ compensation claim to determine the appropriate steps to remedy the situation.

My doctor has given me work restrictions. What's next?

Work restrictions from your doctor are to be given to your employer so they can attempt to comply with your work restrictions. If modified work is available, you should attempt to return to work if you feel able. You should never risk your health.

My employer is violating my work restrictions. What can I do?

This is potentially a violation of various employment laws. You should discuss this situation with an attorney to determine appropriate action.

How long will it take to settle my case?

This will depend on the complexity of your case and the complexity of your injuries. Speak with a workers’ compensation attorney to obtain advice about your specific situation.

What if I am undocumented, can I still receive workers' compensation benefits?

Undocumented workers are allowed to receive workers’ compensation benefits under California law.

What can I do if the insurance company is not paying me benefits?

If the insurance company refuses to pay you temporary disability, you may be able to obtain money from one of the below agencies if you are unable to work due to your injury. You should contact them to see if you are eligible:
• Employment Development Department – State Disability or Unemployment Benefits: Telephone number 1-800-480-3287
• Social Security Agency (Welfare): Telephone Number 1-800-772-1213
• Social Security Administration (If off work more than six months): Telephone Number 1-800-772-1213

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