Filing a San Francisco Workers' Comp Claim
If you have sustained a job injury in or around San Francisco, you may have the right to file for workers' compensation benefits. While we highly recommend that you consult and involve a lawyer as early in the process as possible, following is a basic outline of the process of filing for workers' compensation in San Francisco:
- If you have been injured, report the injury to your employer as soon as possible. Most often, your supervisor or manager will be the person to inform. Acting quickly and reporting the injury is essential. If you wait more than 30 days from the date of your injury and this affects your employer's ability to properly investigate your claim, you may lose your right to workers' comp benefits.
- It is crucial that you seek medical treatment. Your employer will most likely tell you where you can go. Be sure that you inform your health care provider that your injury is work-related. Your employer is required to pay for up to $10,000 in medical treatment within one business day of receiving your workers' compensation claim, even before your claim is denied or approved.
File your workers' compensation claim as soon as possible. Your employer should provide you with a claim form to fill out, but if you do not receive this you may visit the Division of Workers' Compensation website and locate DWC Form 1, which will most likely be the form you will need to fill out to apply for benefits.
- Consult a lawyer as soon as possible. Involving a lawyer experienced with filling San Francisco workers' compensation claims will be able to assist you in properly filing your claim in a timely manner and can assist you in the event of any question or dispute.
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