The Claim Process

The Workers’ Compensation Process in Thousand Oaks

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Under the California's Workers' Compensation Act, you may be entitled to monetary compensation if you have been injured on the job. By law, your employer is required to provide you with medical treatment for a variety of injuries ranging from severe construction accidents to the repetitive strain injuries that office workers often face.

In order to receive these benefits, you must first file a workers’ compensation claim. The process can be complex, and seeking the help of Thousand Oaks workers’ compensation lawyer D. Sunny Delitala is in your best interest.

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What Is the Workers’ Compensation Process?

After an injury or accident, you should immediately file a report with your manager, supervisor, or superior. This needs to be done within 30 days or you risk losing your right to workers’ compensation benefits.

After this initial report has been filed, you will be required to file a number of other documents, including:

  • A claim form (DCW-1) with your personal information and information about your injury that must be submitted to your employer
  • An Application for Adjudication of Claim that must be served to the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB)
  • A Declaration Pursuant to the Labor Code swearing that what you claim is true

Your employer’s insurance company is then required to respond within 14 days by either sending you temporary disability payments or denying your claim.

Medical Mileage Expense Form

If you are involved in a workers’ compensation case, you may be entitled to reimbursement for any travel costs. Medical Mileage reimbursements often include bridge tolls, trips to the pharmacy for drop offs or pickups, travel to medical appointments, public transportation, and other travel-related costs. To be reimbursed for these expenses, you need to complete the Medical Mileage Expense Form and submit it to the insurance company. These expenses should be reimbursed within 60 days.

For assistance in filling out and submitting your Medical Mileage Expense Form, reach out to the Law Offices of Delitala. We are here to guide you every step of the way and fight for the compensation you deserve at this difficult time.

Call our offices at (888) 676-0125 to schedule a free initial consultation to go over the claims process.

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