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
My expectations were surpassed
“The professional and yet friendly counsel was refreshing. Her experience with workers comp cases gave me confidence in her understanding of my own. My execrations were surpassed.”
Thank you for your support Sunny
Law Office did a great job serving us. Thank you for your support Sunny, you were very kind to listen to our concerns.”
Sunny and her associates were considerate and understood my situation
“I was injured in October and was getting the runaround. Sunny and her associates were considerate and understood my situation. Sunny was very precise, gave a step-by-step description of what would be done, and pushed when it was needed. She understood my needs and she stepped up for me and beyond. My case was settled within 4 months. I am very satisfied with the outcome.”
Compassionate, Understanding, and Genuinely Have Your Best Interest at Heart
“The Law Offices of Delitala, Inc are a professional team who are dedicated to helping you get the medical help and compensation you need. They are compassionate, understanding, and genuinely have your best interest at heart. Sunny Delitala and her team will work hard and diligently for you and your needs and will fight for what is right. I recommend them with 5 stars. Thank You so much Sunny and Family!”
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We'll Come to YouWe understand the challenges you may face and will work diligently to protect your rights and secure the compensation needed to recover, and most importantly, move forward. Serving Thousand Oaks, Conejo Valley, Palm Springs, Riverside County, the Inland Empire, and surrounding areas.
You MatterWe treat clients with sincerity, respect, and dignity. Our firm serves as your mouthpiece throughout your case, ensuring that your voice is heard and your injuries are accounted for. We're here for you.
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