Cramer and Martinez

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7459 Monterey St., Suite A, Gilroy, CA 95020

Monterey Workers' Compensation Attorney

Monterey, CA workers' comp law firm

Lawyers for Work-Related Injury Claims and Appeals in Monterey County

A work-related injury or illness can have a major impact on your life, health, and financial security. California workers' compensation laws offer some comfort, ensuring that your employer has coverage in place to provide for your medical care and other losses. However, obtaining workers' compensation benefits can often be a stressful process at a time when you have many other things on your mind.

At Cramer & Martinez, LLP, we can help to relieve your stress by providing guidance and representation to handle any complications and disputes that may arise in your pursuit of benefits. Workers' compensation is the sole focus of our legal practice, and our attorneys have more than 20 years of experience dedicated to serving injured workers in Monterey County and the surrounding areas.

What Benefits Are Available Through Workers' Compensation?

As you deal with the short-term and long-term effects of your injuries, it is important that you understand how workers' compensation benefits can help. Depending on your condition, we can help you secure any benefits that may apply to your case, including:

  • Medical care: Employers must cover medical expenses for any employee with a valid workers' compensation claim. We can help you ensure that all of your necessary care is considered so that you do not have to worry about paying your medical bills.
  • Temporary disability benefits: Recovering from your injuries may take time, and if you have to miss work or if you are unable to earn your full wages during the recovery process, you are entitled to temporary disability benefits that cover a portion of your lost income.
  • Permanent disability benefits: If your injuries are severe or catastrophic, you may never be able to make a full recovery. If your work abilities are permanently limited, we can help you secure permanent disability benefits that help to make up for your lost wages over an extended period of time.
  • Supplemental Job Displacement Benefit: With a permanent disability, you may find that your employer is unable to continue providing you with suitable work. In this case, you are entitled to a voucher for training, education, and placement services that help you find a job that you are able to perform.
  • Death benefits: If you have lost a loved one to a work-related injury and you relied on him or her for financial support, we can help you obtain death benefits that assist with burial expenses and provide a steady source of income to account for the loss of your provider.

Legal Assistance With Your Claim or Appeal

After your injury, we will advise and represent you through all the important steps of the workers' compensation process. This starts with ensuring that you understand how to submit a claim form to your employer and that you do so within the time frame that gives you the best chance of having your claim accepted. We can also help you understand the medical care that you are able to seek while your claim is being reviewed.

Many workers' compensation claims are initially denied, and this is when our services can be especially helpful. Your employer's claims administrator may have doubts that your injury is work-related, especially in cases of repetitive stress injuries, occupational illnesses, and aggravations of pre-existing conditions, in which the cause of the injury is not as clear cut. You have the right to appeal the administrator's decision, and we will represent you in your case before the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board with the goal of reaching a settlement or favorable verdict.

Contact a Monterey, CA Workers' Compensation Lawyer

We are committed to giving your case our full attention and working to achieve all available benefits that can assist with your recovery. If you need assistance with your initial claim, or if you want to appeal a denial, contact us at 408-848-1113 for a free consultation to learn how we can help. We serve clients in Monterey, Salinas, and throughout Monterey County and the surrounding areas.

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