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Workers compensation in Los Angeles can be confusing. You may hear a great deal of information from a variety of sources, never knowing which parts are really true. The law firm of Dixon and Daley, LLP, attempts to shed light on some common myths surrounding workers compensation in Los Angeles:
Myth # 1: You should seek an
attorney before obtaining medical help for your injury.
Nothing is more important than your health: do not make the mistake of waiting to see a physician. While it is certainly advisable to speak to someone knowledgeable in Los Angeles worker comp law, delaying health care can cause your body irrevocable damage. It can also make it more difficult to prove that the nature and severity of your injuries was related to your claim.
Myth # 2: An independent contractor is not eligible
for workers comp in Los Angeles.
Not necessarily. While Los Angeles workers comp law is intended to apply only to employees, there are many different definitions of the word employee. Since Dixon and Daley, LLP, puts its focus on Los Angeles workers compensation law, one of our attorneys will be glad to review your case. Then we can tell you whether or not it is advisable to pursue your claim, even if you are designated as an independent contractor.
Myth # 3: If my
Los Angeles worker compensation claim is denied, there is nothing I can do about it.
Not true. There are numerous opportunities to appeal a denial, file petitions, request hearings, and take other actions that can overturn the initial results of the claim.
If you believe your claim is valid, do not risk losing your compensation. Be sure to contact Daley and Dixon, LLP, a firm well-versed in Los Angeles worker compensation law. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have regarding Los Angeles workers comp or other legal issues.