Choosing Your Work Comp Attorney in San Diego, Part 1

Choosing your workers’ compensation attorney in San Diego is no easy feat, especially if you have never filed for workers compensation before. To make matters worse, you are running out of time. But then again, that is exactly why you must not take your chances without an experienced lawyer.

As if all that weren’t enough, you are fully aware of what you are up against, even if you are not at all familiar with the complex workers’ compensation system. In other words, you know that you need your attorney to be as competent and aggressive as the legal team representing your employer and their insurance company but you have no idea how to find one. 

When it comes to San Diego workers compensation lawyers, there is only one way to go and it’s Workers Compensation Attorney Group San Diego. We are here to give you the much-needed guidance and act in your best interest at all times.

What to ask your workers compensation attorney?

Here at Workers Compensation Attorney Group San Diego, we have a team of legal professionals who are well-versed in the intricate workers’ compensation system and have a vast variety of practice areas. 

We are here to protect your interests and be by your side from start to finish, including during your visit to the San Diego district office of the State of California’s Department of Industrial Relations. Make sure not to miss the window of opportunity: give us a call as soon as possible.

But first things first: before we meet in person to discuss your case, you need to have some general understanding of the whole process. Here are some questions you need to ask your workers compensation attorneys and the general gist of the answers we will give you.

How much is the average workers’ comp settlement?

The settlement sum depends largely on the type of injury or medical condition you are dealing with as a result of your workplace incident or job type. We have a specialized legal professional for any type of injury or incident:

  • Head & brain injuries
  • Hand injuries
  • Carpal tunnel injuries
  • Elbow & shoulder injuries
  • Back & neck injuries
  • Foot, ankle & knee injuries
  • Loss of hearing
  • Chemical exposure
  • Construction accidents
  • Longshore workers cases
  • Personal injury
  • Motorcycle & auto accidents
  • Stress cases
  • RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy)

You can also fall back on us if you need a legal representative for the following:

  • IMR (Independent Medical Review)
  • Delayed cases
  • Denied cases

How long do workers comp cases take to settle?

In a typical scenario, it will take the other side a week or two to send your attorney the settlement agreement. Another two weeks will likely pass until the workers’ compensation judge approves the settlement. After the approval, it will usually take the insurance company between 30 to 60 days to mail you the check.

How long after workers comp settlement do I get paid?

As mentioned before, after your workers’ compensation settlement has been approved, the insurance company should pay you your settlement money after a month or two, on average. However, although the whole process might not take as long, there is a possibility that it will take longer. 

Stay tuned for other commonly asked work comp questions.

Put your trust in trusted San Diego workers compensation lawyers

Here at Workers Compensation Attorney Group San Diego, we are always at your service, prepared to go all out in order to protect your interests. We will work as a team and employ our extensive experience and professional expertise so you can receive what is rightfully yours. We will not let your employer and their insurance company take advantage of you. The clock is ticking, so give us a call right away.