With an office in Chico, Keller Law Office, Inc. serves clients throughout Northern California. This law firm was founded by Matthew J. Keller, an attorney dedicated to assisting clients in cases concerning workers' compensation. As a sole practitioner, Keller provides personalized attention to every case and takes time to listen to each client's concerns and goals. Keller Law Office has helped clients get benefits that include medical treatment, temporary disability, permanent disability, and vouchers.
40 Declaration Drive, Chico, CA 95973
Chico, CA 95973
The Law Office of Harley Merritt is a Chico-based legal firm that is focused primarily on the practice area of workers' compensation. Its experts assist clients in pursuing various benefits such as medical care and treatment, compensation for lost wages, Supplemental Job Displacement Benefits, and Return-to-Work Supplement Programs. The workers' compensation attorneys also handle appeals processes, deadlines, and complex notices on behalf of clients. Founded by Harley A. Merritt, the law office has been advocating for injured workers since 1996.
1280 E. 9th St,, Chico, CA 95928
Chico, CA 95928
Ledgerwood Law Group Inc. handles workers' compensation claims in Chico. The firm's lead attorney, Thomas Ledgerwood, has been practicing law since 1984 and is a certified specialist in workers' compensation law. Together with his team, they represent workers and give them a seven-point case analysis that helps strengthen their case in making a claim. They also provide a Workers' Compensation Survival Kit, which contains detailed information on the benefits injured workers can get depending on their case.
1385 Ridgewood Dr 106, Chico, CA 95973
Chico, CA 95973
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.