UNDER CALIFORNIA LAW, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO PROMPT AND EFFECTIVE MEDICAL CARE.
Under California Workers' Compensation laws you are entitled to a number of benefits, including the right to receive effective medical treatment.
Other benefits of California Workers' Compensation laws are:
Benefits of temporary disability
Benefits of permanent disability
Benefits of job displacement
To ensure that you get all the benefits offered under the California Workers' Compensation laws, you must obtain the services of an experienced Workers' Compensation attorney.
Located in Santa Ana, California and assisting injured workers in Orange County and Southern California, the firm of Arturo L. Nieto, Inc. has helped thousands of individuals injured at work receive all the benefits offered under the California Workers' Compensation laws.
Our team has recovered more than $ 400 million in benefits for thousands of workers. Attorney Arturo L. Nieto has more than 40 years of experience guiding injured workers and their families through the Workers' Compensation process and helping them strengthen their rights for prompt and effective medical treatment.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR RIGHTS TO RECEIVE MEDICAL TREATMENT AND TO CHOOSE A DOCTOR
In California, under Workers' Compensation laws, you have the right to effective medical treatment, which means that your primary doctor must choose a treatment that can cure and relieve your work injury. These treatments are established under a series of guidelines that detail, among other things, which treatments are effective for certain injuries, as well as when the treatment should be given and for how long.
If you are not receiving the appropriate medical treatment, or if your employer's doctor refuses to give you treatment, you should seek help from an experienced Workers' Compensation lawyer.
Additionally, under Workers' Compensation laws, a previous injury does not affect your right to receive medical treatment. If your job has caused your previous injury to reappear, you are still entitled to Workers' Compensation.
In California, your employer may choose a doctor to treat you immediately after the injury; unless you have notified your employer in writing that you have a personal physician. Many employers and insurance companies have a network of providers. However, you have the right to seek treatment from a doctor of your choice after 30 days.
For questions regarding medical treatment and alternative doctors, or if you feel that you are being denied medical treatment or that you are not being treated according to a proven treatment plan, seek legal help from a lawyer experienced in Workers' Compensation law.