Whether your initial injury is moderate or quite severe, it carries the possibility of missed work, disability, and financial challenges for both individuals and families. If you want the most compensation possible, makes sense to hire the best workers’ compensation attorney possible in Los Angeles.
Determining If You Are Eligible for Workers Compensation Benefits
Various criteria exist to establish whether your injury or illness deems you eligible for benefits. First of all, whatever claims you make must have evidence backing it up to show that the injury occurred while you were at work or doing something for your job. You do not have to be on site to receive benefits. It is the job of the company’s insurance firm to prove that you were injured elsewhere. They have a lot of experience doing this, which can catch you unaware if you do not have an experienced attorney backing you up.
Workers’ compensation payouts come from the insurance policy, so it benefits the company to avoid these as much as possible. However, if you have legal help and proof that you were injured on the job, you will undoubtedly qualify for some compensation. The amount you get varies based on a long list of details about your particular claim. If your goal is to have your medical treatments covered, always keep meticulous records of every time you see a doctor or other healthcare professional.
What California Work Benefits Exists?
The workers’ compensation claim you file may provide one of the four benefits listed below.
- Temporary Disability – If your medical diagnosis team deems you unfit to work at all for a period of time, you will receive temporary disability benefits. This covers 2/3 of your gross income for the period of time you are out of work, which cannot last more than two years.
- Permanent Disability – When your ability to perform your job appropriately is gone on a permanent basis, compensation for your claim depends on how much money you would have earned if you kept working in your chosen career field.
- Medical Treatment – Any short or long-term doctors’ appointments, treatment, and associated costs are covered for the injury sustained while on the job. This always occurs unless the insurance company or the appeals board denies your claim completely. If that happens, your attorney may suggest appealing again.
- Rehabilitation – If the injuries sustained at work causes long-term changes in your ability levels, the rehabilitation compensation allows for re-training or necessary skill learning you need to gain sufficient employment once more.
If an injury or other catastrophic event occurs in the workplace that results in an employee’s death, the family of the deceased may file for death benefits with the help of a competent attorney. Contact us to learn more about this situation and your rights.
Get Your Doctor’s Diagnosis and Treatment Plan
After becoming ill or sustaining an injury, most people want to visit their own doctor who they know and trust. Unfortunately, while you can visit your doctor as much as you want, California and regulations may stipulate that you have to visit an additional doctor of the company’s insurance firm’s choosing.
The records you receive from any doctors you visit matter more than anything else when it comes to filing for a workers’ compensation claim. Do not trust the insurance company’s doctors. After all, they support the desire of the company to save their money and avoid paying out to claimants. Make an appointment with your own physician as quickly as possible after the injury occurs. If you have trouble with this process, the California Workers Compensation Lawyers offers guidance.
For more information about California worker’s compensation claims, benefits, and processes, fill out the form on our website or call us during regular business hours to set up a free consultation. Trust attorneys that have the experience and knowledge necessary to negotiate in your favor and help you get the benefits you deserve.