Workers’ Compensation FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions About Workers’ Compensation

Last updated on May 22, 2023

Workers’ compensation in California is a complex topic to navigate. If you have questions not answered here or questions specific to your case, call 818-330-1766 to schedule a free consultation with Abdoulin Law, Inc.

What should I do if I’m injured at work?

Your health is the priority. Seek the proper medical attention immediately. If you require emergency services, make sure to alert your medical care provider that you were injured at work. If your injury is less severe, seek first aid and follow up with a medical professional when the situation allows.

Notify your employer of your injury as soon as you are able. California allows a limited window to alert employers of workplace injuries. Your employer is responsible for providing you with the necessary forms to start the claims filing process.

Does workers’ compensation cover illnesses?

If your illness was caused by conditions or actions related to your job, you may be eligible to receive compensation for medical care and lost wages.

Are all California employers require to carry workers’ compensation insurance?

Legally, all employers in California must carry workers’ compensation insurance, even if the company only employs one individual. If your employer claims they do not carry workers’ compensation insurance, reach out to our office immediately.

What happens if I am severely injured and unable to return to work permanently?

Workers’ compensation can cover permanent disabilities, as long as a doctor can measure the permanent loss of a physical or mental function. Injuries that may take you out of the workplace for an undetermined period, but not permanently, may be covered by long-term disability insurance.

Still Have Questions? Call 818-330-1766.

At Abdoulin Law, Inc, your first workers’ compensation consultation comes at no cost to you. We only collect a fee if you collect a settlement. Call or email us to schedule your appointment in Los Angeles.