Oakland, California, Workers' Compensation Law Firm
The workers' compensation insurance company has a right to ask you certain things about your health and medical treatment. But you have rights too.
Before you answer an insurance adjuster's questions, sign any releases or make a formal deposition, you should get the advice of an experienced workers' compensation attorney. Without this advice, you may jeopardize your right to obtain medical care.
At Boxer & Gerson, LLP, we have been protecting workers' rights for more than 30 years. Our attorneys take a proactive role in our clients' open cases — by educating them about their rights and advising them on how to respond to the inquiries and communications they receive from their workers' compensation insurance carriers.
Contact us today for a free consultation about an open workers' compensation case.
Protecting Your Rights
Workers' compensation depositions and statements can come back to haunt you. With the help of a workers' compensation attorney at our firm, you can comply with your legal obligation to provide certain information to the insurance company while protecting your rights to obtain benefits. Some of the danger points are discussed below:
Making statements to an adjuster — At some point, an adjuster may call asking you to make a recorded statement about your medical condition or treatment. If this happens, get legal advice as soon as possible. There are certain things the adjuster can and cannot ask you, and we can inform you.
Formal depositions — A deposition is taken under oath, and statements you make can be used to cut off your benefits. You could even face criminal charges if you make false statements in a deposition. An attorney at our firm can explain the deposition process and if necessary, be present during the deposition session to advise you of your rights.
Surveillance by insurance adjusters — Can a workers' compensation insurance adjuster undertake surveillance and take video footage of you? In certain circumstances an adjuster can — and this evidence could lead to the loss of your workers' compensation benefits. An attorney at our firm can explain your rights, and why you should be wary of posting certain information and photos in public venues such as Facebook and LinkedIn.
Free Consultation With a Lawyer
Contact Boxer & Gerson, LLP for a free consultation about a workers' compensation case.