Workers’ Compensation: Know Your Rights and Get Help from a Workers’ Compensation Attorney

construction worker receiving first aidBeing injured on the job makes that injury all the more complicated. Understanding your rights under Workers’ Compensation laws is critical to the successful outcome of your case. At the Law Office of Stewart M. Cowan, we specialize in advocating for our workers’ compensation clients, and making sure they get the medical care and compensation they need to move forward.

A new law was signed by the Governor of California in 2012, making wide-ranging changes to the system, including increased benefits to injured workers. Know your rights! Talk to us today for a free evaluation of your case.

The California Department of Industrial Relations says if you are injured at work there are five important steps:

  • Know how to file a claim
  • Find out if your claim was accepted or denied
  • Determine how and if you can return to work
  • Get resolution to your case

What you don’t always hear is that navigating a workers’ compensation case can be confusing and frustrating. Sometimes you need an advocate to help you successful resolve your case.

Under Workers’ Compensation laws you have the right to:

  • Medical treatment
  • Disability payments
  • Return to work after the injury
  • Resolve any disagreement over your claim

Before you get overwhelmed with your Workers’ Compensation claim, call us at 619-595-0303. There is no obligation. Let us tell you more about your options and rights.

Workers’ Compensation Resources

The following are Resources we find helpful for Workers’ Compensation. Go to website

Electronic Adjudication Management System
This site provides public information about workers’ compensation court cases.
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Appeals Board
Every Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) legacy case number has an EAMS case number associated with it. You can look up your Appeals Board case at:
State of California Department of Industrial Relations
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Workers’ Compensation Claims Administrators’ Office
This site will help you locate your Claims Administrators office
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Workers’ Compensation Representatives’ Office
This site will help you locate the mailing address of your local representative’s office
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Workers’ Compensation State of California Forms
This site gives you information and downloadable forms for Workers’ Compensation cases
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