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California is ranked as one of the slowest states to start treating injured workers. Employees must wait for a Workers’ Compensation approved treating physician or specialist. Sometimes the approved medical professionals are hundreds of miles away.
If you have suffered an injury in a workplace accident, consult our Los Angeles, workers compensation attorneys. At Koszdin, Fields, Sherry & Katz, our specialized team will work to secure the maximum compensation for your injuries.
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau conducted a study to show the impact the pandemic was having on delayed care. However, given that there is very little information published at this time, the Bureau used historical data to evaluate workers’ injuries in the long term. What they found was surprising.
Employees who suffer injuries on the job are prone to higher rates of temporary and permanent disability due to an inadequate workers’ compensation system.
California legislators are making an effort to get injured workers the treatment they need in a timely manner. Assembly Bill 1465 was introduced by Assemblywomen Eloise Reyes and Lorena Gonzalez. The bill would “create a statewide medical provider network” that would give injured employees more freedom to choose a physician or specialist.
Currently, the MPN is very restrictive, causing unnecessary postponements.
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California has seen an increase in work-related deaths. The Department of Industrial Relations conducted a report that saw 422 Californians killed at work compared to 376 deaths the previous year. If you have lost someone you love in a workplace accident, our dedicated fatal workplace injury attorneys are compassionate and skilled. We will take the time to thoroughly investigate what happened to give you the closure and compensation you deserve.
At Koszdin, Fields, Sherry & Katz, we have extensive experience helping injured workers. Often, hurt workers are denied benefits and need a qualified Los Angeles, California workers’ compensation attorney to fight for their rights. Contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 800-747-3447. Let us even the playing field.