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Workers Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) was created to provide guidance in cases of labor law issues. The Board also exercises all judicial powers for issues involving labor law controversies, especially in cases of workers compensation claims. The Board is composed of a seven-member, judicial body appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. It exercises all judicial powers vested in it by the Labor Code and its major functions include review of petitions for reconsideration of decisions by work comp administrative law judges of the Division of Workers’ Compensation and regulation of the adjudication process by adopting rules of practice and procedure, among others.
As an injured employee in California, you have a right to seek compensation from Workers Compensation Insurance from your employer. You may seek benefits and/or reimbursement for all your actual medical costs, medications, future medical care and even compensation for your pain and suffering and other non-monetary losses. However, if you really want to claim all your workers' compensation benefits, it is very unwise to file for claims of benefits on your own. Although work comp claims in California filed by administrative judges do not entail the application of technical rules of proceedings mandated in superior courts, it does not mean that they will not exact proof or evidence necessary to prove your claims.
If you made an error in judgment where you tried pursuing your claim on your own and failed, you need to seek help from MELG Law Firm’s expert Workers Compensation Appeals Board Attorneys in Los Angeles who have decades of experiencing in dealing with government agencies relating to every employee’s employment and labor law claims.
Call Us Now at (866) 500-4848 and we’ll make sure to rectify whatever errors or unjust decisions rendered against your claims.
How Workers Compensation Appeals Board Can Help Your Labor Case?
Workers Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) was created to provide justice to all employees by making sure that those who are discriminated at work have a venue to air their complaints and can be assisted by a government agency who has their well-being in mind.
WCAB is composed of a seven-member, judicial body appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. The agency exercises all judicial powers vested in it by the Labor Code and its major functions include review of petitions for reconsideration of decisions by workers compensation administrative law judges of the Division of Workers’ Compensation and regulation of the adjudication process by adopting rules of practice and procedure, among others.
Right to File Labor Law Violations Claims for Damages
Up to now, employees in the work place are still being made victims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Aside from this, their labor law rights to be provided with the correct wage and other benefits are intentionally or unintentionally violated by employers. This is why it is very important to know your rights in the work place. If you are made a victim of employment or labor law violation you should know that you have a right to claim damages against your employer.
Workers compensation is given to an employee who has been injured at work or due to work related activities. If you have been injured on the job or contracted work related illness, you can definitely claim benefits to help pay for your treatments. If you are not provided with the benefit you deserve, you can opt to file claim with WCAB by seeking help from expert employment and labor law attorneys who have extensive experience in filing WCAB related claims.
Where to File Employment and Labor Law Claims?
As an employee in California, you have a right to seek compensation for any violation of your employment and labor law rights. However, it is one thing to know that you have a right to file damages and another thing to actually pursue said rights. A lot of employees don’t know the first step in step in how to go about pursuing their rights against their employer. There are different avenues where you can file your claims or air your grievances, to include:
- 1. Human Resources department of your company;
- 2. Different governmental agencies to include the Workers Compensation Appeals Board; or
- 3. Courts of law.
How WCAB Process Works?
In filing for your workers compensation benefits and especially in appealing your denied claims, you should be aware that there are strict timelines and procedures that you need to follow. If you fail to follow the procedures set forth by law, then your claim might just be denied and not because you are not eligible but because you failed to comply with the legal or administrative process in claiming your benefits. This is why it is never a good idea to seek compensation against your employer on your own.
Aside from the complexities of the legal process, your employer will definitely have an advantage against you in terms of resources. Hence, to make sure that you get the best compensation you deserve, you need to seek legal help for your claims.