Every Decision Matters
With workers’ compensation cases, every decision matters. Make sure your rights and best interests are protected by bringing a workers’ compensation lawyer onto your case. As founder of the Law Offices of Delitala, Attorney D. Sunny Delitala fights to ensure her clients are not being taken advantage of by their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company. She provides the fierce representation and compassionate guidance you deserve during these trying times. From your initial consultation until your case is resolved, Attorney Delitala advocates for you and tells your story. She is committed, responsive, and capable of obtaining results for her clients.
What Should I Do If I Am Injured on the Job?
If you sustain a work-related injury, we understand that you are likely overwhelmed, scared, and in pain; however, it is still extremely important that you follow the proper protocol for your workers’ compensation claim. How you handle your injury can have a major impact on your claim.
Below are steps you should take after becoming injured on the job:
- Immediately inform your supervisor, manager, or superior of the injury. The sooner you report the injury, the better. Reporting an injury 30 or more days after the injury occurred can significantly reduce your chances of receiving compensation.
- If needed, get emergency medical treatment right away. Call 911 or visit the emergency room to ensure you are promptly seen by a medical professional. Make sure that you inform the medical staff that your injury is work-related.
- Submit a claim form (DCW-1) to your employer detailing your personal information and information about your injury.
- Complete an Application of Adjudication of Claim and submit it to the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board.
- Complete a Declaration Pursuant to the Labor Code stating that your claim is true.
The workers’ compensation process is complex. Make sure you have the representation you deserve by calling the Law Offices of Delitala. Our Escondido workers’ comp lawyer is here to tell your story.
Can I Get Fired for a Work-Related Injury?
In California, it is against the law for an employer to fire or retaliate against an employee who sustained a work-related injury and decided to file a workers’ compensation claim. Additionally, it is illegal for your employer to retaliate against or fire any of your coworkers that testify in your case.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits
California employees who experience work-related injuries may be entitled to a variety of benefits under the Workers’ Compensation Act.
Below is a list of the different types of benefits and assistance you may be entitled to:
- Temporary disability benefits
- Permanent disability benefits
- Medical treatment
- Death benefits
- Supplemental job displacement benefits
- State Disability Insurance
- Social Security disability benefits
- Sick leave
- Group health insurance
- Long-term disability insurance
- Salary continuation plans
Determining which types of benefits and assistance you are entitled to can be complicated. That’s where the Law Offices of Delitala comes in. Our Escondido workers’ compensation attorney has a deep understanding of all of the different types of assistance and benefits offered to injured workers. Give us a call to learn more.
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No matter the extent of your injury, you shouldn’t go through the workers’ compensation process alone. Workers’ compensation insurance companies do whatever they can to prevent injured workers from receiving the compensation they are entitled to under the law, which is why you need someone to advocate for you and tell your story.
Choose the Law Offices of Delitala because:
- Our Escondido workers’ compensation attorney works directly with you
- We take the time to answer all your questions
- We give our clients a voice
- We work diligently to protect your rights
Thank you for everything that you and your team did for me
“Mrs. Delitala was great in representing me with my case. Thank you for everything that you and your team did for me. I highly recommend her as she will fight to get you what you deserve.”
Words can't describe how grateful I am to Sunny and her team
“Sunny and her team were absolutely wonderful! Do NOT hesitate to reach her law office! I was really worried and stressed out before I spoke with Sunny about my worker's comp, let me tell you, those worries immediately dissipated. I never felt let down, I felt heard, and I had improved care through her and her team effort. Words can't describe how grateful I am to her and her team. They changed my life, for the better. Thank you again so much Sunny!”
Thank you Sunny for what you have done for me and my family
“So, this lawyer right here is amazing as other reviewers stated she is a SHARK! She is fearless, smart, always knows what to say, responsive, honest, loyal, and on your side! She will guide you through everything! As long as you meet her halfway through this and LISTEN, you will win! I’m very happy with my outcome she was with me every step of the way, and answered all my questions even if I repeated myself she would even answer in a different way with the same answer. Even her staff was amazing and all nice respectful and explained things. I’m actually sad we are parting ways because my case has come to a close, but I will always think of this amazingly awesome team. I’m telling you as just a client of this law firm, do not hesitate to have her represent you for your WC claim, she’s fast and efficient and has excellent communication, and experience and will get the job done and leave with a big smile, she has changed me and my two children’s lives and not just someone to rush or neglect you like some other lawyers that will leave you confused and just worried …. I was well taken care of and treated like family like I was very comfortable … thank you Sunny for what you have done for me and my family getting me justice and not letting me get taken advantage of. She is amazing and if I ever had another accident I would definitely use her again! I wish she could be my personal lawyer and this is from the heart and my honest opinion, and thoughts. P.S. ( She is a workers comp personal injury lawyer ) and like she states she doesn’t beat around the bush she is firm and direct (: & please know and have your information ready she is a busy woman again Thank you! Thank You Sunny & your Team!”
Sunny is very professional and kind
“Sunny is very professional and kind. She heard my case and gave me honest feedback. Don't be afraid to call and see if your case has promise. If she cannot represent you, she will refer you to a trustworthy attorney who can. Thanks, Sunny!”
Very professional and kept me informed throughout the case
“The Law Offices of Delitala fought for me for 3 years. Very professional and kept me informed throughout the case. I would definitely recommend.”
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