When could I start receiving benefits for my injury?

I slipped and fell on my job but after that i quit my job. Now due to that injury, I have not been able to go back to work, and I even have a hard time cleaning my house. My doctor sent me back to work with limitations, and it has been hard getting a job like that. I have a case with a lawyer regarding this matter but being my first time I am not sure if i like the service they are providing me with. When I call with a question they tell me they will call me back with an answer and they don’t call me and I have to call them back. I have been injured since 2006 and i have not received any benefits.

Asked on June 25, 2009 under Employment Labor Law, California

Answers:

BP, Member, Connecticut Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

It's difficult to answer your questions about benefits without knowing more about your injuries and whether they qualify as a disability.  Your present attorney should answer your questions in a reasonable amount of time.  However, if you are unhappy with their representation, you should absolutely seek the counsel of another attorney who can help resolve the matter. 


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