A great hands-on guide for dealing with workers’ compensation cases.
From industrial injuries to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, more than a million Californians a year suffer job-related injuries or illness. For many, receiving compensation can be a nightmare.
This book shows you how to handle a California workers' compensation claim from start to finish. Let it guide you through the process of handling your claim from start to finish. Find out how to:
- file a claim
- protect your legal rights
- receive the medical care you need
- get the benefits you're entitled to
- deal with uncooperative employers, doctors and insurance agencies
- negotiate a settlement
- present your case before a judge
It includes all the forms you need with step-by-step instructions to filling them out. The 4th edition provides new information regarding increases in permanent and temporary disability benefits, life pensions and death benefits, as well as tips on dealing with repetitive strain injuries.
Attorney Chris Ball's book covers every step in the battle for the bucks, including: filing a claim avoiding unsympathetic doctors receiving pay while off work dealing with stingy insurance companies presenting a case at a hearing and much more. It also features a chapter on important workers' comp case-law, as well as instructions on how to rate a disability using the new workers' comp rating manual.
This book can help you if you’re handling your own workers’ compensation case or filing a claim on someone else’s behalf, such as a minor. (In legal terms, this is referred to as acting in the capacity of a Guardian ad Litem, where you file a workers’ compensation claim on behalf of a minor or someone who is incompetent.) If you’re represented by an attorney, she will be better able to guide you through the process if you’re well-informed about workers’ compensation procedures and understand the important decisions you’ll need to make.
About the Author
Christopher Ball graduated from Western State School of Law in 1975. He specializes in the practice of California Workers' Compensation law, dedicating his practice solely to the representation of injured workers. Mr. Ball is a member of the California Applicants Attorneys Association and currently works out of the Ontario Office of Rose, Klein & Marias, a law firm that exclusively represents applicants in workers' compensation cases. RK&M has eight offices throughout Southern California.