Understanding The Complex Workers' Compensation Process

English Lloyd & Armenta: Serving injured workers in Rancho Mirage and the Coachella Valley for more than 30 years.

First Things First: Filing Your Workers' Comp Claim

As soon as you have been injured at work, tell your supervisor and file a claim form reporting your injury. Your employer's insurance company will then contact you to gather information about the accident and arrange for you to see a doctor. See our guide regarding what to do after being hurt on the job.

This is very important: You have the right to choose your own doctor. Look at the insurer's medical provider network (MPN) and select a doctor you trust. You want to make sure the doctor you choose is on your side and not downplaying your injury to benefit the insurance company.

What To Do If Your Workers' Comp Claim Is Denied?

Many people have their workers' comp benefits denied after seeing the doctor selected by the insurer. If doctors say you can return to work — even when you are not physically ready — you will not be able to get temporary disability benefits or coverage for your medical costs.

If your claim for medical benefits or lost wages has been denied, you need English Lloyd & Armenta. During workers' compensation hearings, there is no jury. You need an attorney who knows how to appeal to hearing officers and can present a strong claim for benefits. Our firm has a track record of successfully appealing denied claims. We will fight to get you the benefits you deserve.

Local insurance companies know our lawyers are always prepared for trial. Our reputation serves our clients well. Though we won't hesitate to try your case in court, we are often able to get insurance companies to agree to more beneficial settlements that make the time, stress and cost of trial unnecessary.

Many employees are worried about "rocking the boat." We are sensitive to your concerns about job safety. Our attorneys can act in an advisory capacity, behind the scenes, coaching you throughout the process without filing a formal legal claim.

Call Us Today

The workers' compensation process can be intimidating. At English Lloyd & Armenta, we take the fear out of the unknown. When you meet with us, we will explain your rights and the legal process to you. For a free consultation, call us at 760-895-1580 or contact us online. Se habla español.