Camarena Law, headed by Candy Camarena, has been providing legal counsel to clients in the Yuma area since 1989. The firm has a wide range of practice areas which include personal injury, workers' compensation, vehicle accident, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and claims against the government. Camarena has represented over 25,000 individuals in the course of his career. One of his recent case results is a $450,000 settlement for a fractured ankle during a farm accident.
217 South 2nd Avenue, Yuma, AZ 85364
Yuma, AZ 85364
Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys Yuma is a full-service personal injury firm that provides workers' comp representation. Founders Glen Lerner and Kevin Rowe, workers' comp lawyers in Yuma, advise clients of their rights for compensation. It handles negotiations and, if necessary, litigation to recover compensation, including medical expenses, disability benefits, and rehabilitation costs. The firm works with families to obtain death benefits when fatalities occur at the workplace. Additional practice areas include automobile accidents, product liability, and Social Security disability.
1651 South 4th Avenue, Yuma, AZ 85364
Yuma, AZ 85364
A workers' comp claim is best filed as soon as an injury occurs. In some states, there are time limits, such as one month following an incident.
After an injury, an employee must notify their employer. The employer must then provide access to the necessary forms and offer guidance. Employees must fill out all forms and return them to the employer who then files them with the insurer. Some states have additional requirements, including assessment by a medical provider. Once the paperwork has been filed, the insurance provider issues a ruling. If the ruling is unfavorable, the employee may choose to appeal the decision with the support of an attorney.
How and when workers' comp starts paying can depend on both the circumstances and the state in which an injury took place. In most areas, benefits related to medical care start paying out immediately, even before a claim is formally processed or accepted. Once a case is approved, injured workers may be entitled to other benefits, including coverage for lost wages.