Many work injuries are minor, with a full recovery expected. Whether it is advisable to file a case with the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board should be determined on a case by case basis.
However, if you believe that your work injury or condition may cause permanent limitations, or even the loss of your career, than you should know that there are strict time limits for filing your California Workers Compensation Claim. In fact, very valuable workers compensation rights and claims can be lost forever in as little as a year.
Other rights potential rights that arise from your work injury or condition, but are outside that workers compensation system, can be lost within 6 months, or even sooner.
The bottom line is this – don’t wait to find your what your rights may because of a work injury or condition. You have plenty of health and financial challenges to deal with after a work injury, and you don’t want a statute of limitations issue to bar you from the recovery you deserve.
If you have, or suspect, you have a work injury or condition, talk to a qualified attorney immediately to determine your rights and options.
Contact us at 714-547-5025. The consultation is always free and confidential.