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 never forget that you have rights, too.
Before you answer an insurance adjuster's questions or 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 since our founding in 1977. 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 dangers you face without expert representation include:
Making problematic 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, about which we can inform and prepare you so that you do not mistakenly say something the insurance company can later use against 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 clearly explain the deposition process to you, prepare you accordingly, 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, yes-and this evidence could lead to the loss of your workers' compensation benefits. An attorney at our firm can explain your rights in these matters, 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.