Manteca, California, Workers' Compensation Lawyer
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Call 209-207-5037 before you complete the qualified medical examiner process (QME).
Accidents on the job happen in nearly every industry or business. Broken bones, repetitive stress injuries, like carpel tunnel, and back injuries are just a few. In many cases, employees who suffer from these injuries can no longer work and earn a paycheck. You are entitled to workers' compensation benefits whether you are injured in a specific event at work, or as the result of cumulative wear and tear on your body.
If you suffer a work-related injury, under the law your employer must pay you workers' compensation benefits to cover your medical bills and a portion of your lost wages. Hiring an experienced attorney to advocate for you and make sure you recover every benefit entitled to you under the law is extremely important.
Types of Benefits
Your employer is required to pay for any medical care you need as a result of your injury. Other types of benefits you are entitled to include:
- Travel expenses to and from your doctor, therapist or pharmacy n
- Income benefits
We help clients also get temporary disability, which is two-thirds of the regular wage, until they can either go back to work or receive long-term compensation.
Permanent disability ratings were slashed by new rules in 2004. However, accurate and adequate ratings can still be obtained with the right help.
You have rights in this context, and attorney Daniel P. Mast is here to ensure that they are respected and enforced. For example, you have the right to predesignate your own physician. This is someone who knows your condition and someone you trust. We recommend you predesignate, to avoid being forced to use a specific provider or network.
You have a right to question the "utilization review" that attempts to limit the types and amounts of treatment you receive.
You have a right to appeal and litigate denial of coverage for your medical treatments.
Finally, the law provides special remedies for an employer's "serious and willful misconduct" in disregarding your safety. We will also look for negligence in third parties, other than your employer, whom you can actually sue aside from your workers' compensation claim.
Representing Injured Workers for Over 20 Years
Attorney Dan Mast possesses over 20 years of workers' compensation experience. We fight for individuals every day and help them recover the compensation they deserve. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury while working on the job, we offer our knowledge and experience to help.
call 209-207-5037. We offer free initial consultations.
Relieving Our Clients' Concerns
When you have an injury, time is of the essence. Questions and concerns need answering. As your attorney and counselor, we make ourselves available to you whenever you need answers. If we are unavailable at the time you call, we will return your call within 24 hours and help to answer your questions. Our goal is to prevent the least amount of interruption in your case as we work within the system to obtain medical benefits and temporary disability for you.
Finding ways to pay for groceries, for your mortgage, rent, and other monthly expenses while you are injured and off work is difficult enough. Attorneys fees only add to the stress. We want you to know that you don't have to worry about paying attorney fees upfront. We don't get paid unless and until your claim is paid. We will cover everything at no cost to you while your case is pending.
You only get one shot at the qualified medical examiner process (QME), and if you start off on the wrong foot, you may ruin the chances for your claim.
Contact our office near Manteca for a free initial consultation for your workers' compensation claim. Contact us online or call 209-207-5037.
Law Office of Daniel P. Mast
Tracy Law Center
120 East 12th Street
Tracy, CA 95376
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