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What Information Do I Need to Provide When Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim in California?

BY: Koszdin | Tuesday, January 17, 2023.

Workers’ compensation is a system in place in California to provide financial assistance to employees who are injured or become ill as a result of their job. If you are an employee in California and have been injured or become ill on the job, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. In order to file a workers’ compensation claim, there are certain pieces of information that you will typically need to provide.

Workers’ Comp in California: Information to Provide When Filing a Claim

The first piece of information you will need to provide when filing a workers’ compensation claim is your personal information. This will include your full name, address, phone number, and social security number. You will also need to provide your employer’s name and address, as well as the date of your injury or illness.

In addition to your personal information, you will also need to provide information about your injury or illness. This will include details about how the injury or illness occurred, as well as any symptoms you are experiencing. It’s important to be as detailed as possible when describing your injury or illness, as this will help the workers’ compensation board to understand the extent of your injury or illness and to determine if you are eligible for benefits.

You will also need to provide information about your medical treatment. This will include the name and contact information of any medical providers that you have seen for your injury or illness, as well as any treatments or medications that you have received. It’s important to keep all of your medical records and bills, as these will be needed to support your claim.

Another important piece of information that you will need to provide when filing a workers’ compensation claim is your employment information, such as your job title, job duties, and the length of time that you have been employed with your current employer. This information will be used to determine if your injury or illness is a result of your job duties and if you are eligible for benefits.

Finally, you will need to provide any additional information that may be relevant to your claim. This may include any witness statements or other documentation that can support your claim. It’s important to provide all of the information that is requested by the workers’ compensation board in a timely manner, as failure to do so may delay the processing of your claim.

Contact a Van Nuys Workers’ Compensation Attorney

The process of filing a workers’ compensation claim doesn’t need to intimidate you. At Koszdin, Fields & Sherry, a Van Nuys workers’ compensation attorney can handle many steps of the process on your behalf. We can also provide the representation you need if an employer or insurer attempts to deny your claim. For more information about how we can potentially help, contact us online or call us at 818-812-5639 to schedule a free consultation.

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