How Long Does it Take the Average Workers’ Compensation Claim to Settle in California?

California requires businesses, nonprofits, and public employers to provide no-fault workers’ comp coverage to their employees (California Labor Code § 3700). If you are hurt on the job, you have the right to seek workerscompensation to cover medical care and lost wages. You do not have to prove your employer was “at fault” to get compensation

This raises an important question: How long does it take to get a workers’ comp settlement in CaliforniaThe somewhat unsatisfying answer is that there is no true “average” timeline—the specific facts of the case always matter. Here, our Fresno workers’ comp attorney highlights the key things to know about how long it takes workerscompensation claims to settle in California

Work Injury Claims in California: A Basic Overview of the Timeline

If you are preparing to file a workerscompensation claim in California (or you have already filed), you probably want to know how long it will take before your claim is paid. The length of the process can vary dramatically—from a few weeks if there is no dispute to multiple years if you end up locked in litigation. A general overview of the workers’ comp timeline in California is as follows: 

Call Our California Workers’ Comp Lawyer for Immediate Help 

Joseph C. Yrulegui is an experienced, effective California workerscompensation attorney. If you were hurt on the job and you are seeking a workers’ comp settlement, Mr. Yrulegui can help. Contact us today for a confidential no obligation review and evaluation of your case. With a primary office in Fresno, we provide work injury representation throughout the area, including in Merced, Madera, Chowchilla, Leemore, Tulare, Visalia, and Three Rivers.