It is no secret that injuries in the workplace happen every day. It can happen to everyone, regarding of their working position. Every worker in California who receives an injury at the workplace is entitled to receive workers compensation.
Most people don’t know what workers comp is, and those who do know are not sure what it covers. Listed below are all the benefits that you should fully receive after filing for workers compensation, listed in no particular order.
To start with, probably the most important question people ask is – does workers compensation cover medical expenses, medications, and therapies? Yes, yes, yes!
From the moment you are taken to the hospital until the moment you are fully recovered and back to work, every care that is provided to you will be fully paid by your employer’s insurance company. Even if you never fully recover and require long-term therapies or surgeries, that too will be covered by workers compensation.
Have you received an injury at work? It would be a good idea to contact one of our Workers Compensation Attorneys in Los Angeles as soon as you are able to. Give us a call during business hours, schedule your initial free consultation, and learn how you can increase your chances of securing your benefits.
California provides 4 different types of disability benefits to its injured individuals:
- Temporary Partial Disability Benefits
- Permanent Partial Disability Benefits
- Temporary Total Disability Benefits
- Permanent Total Disability Benefits
Were you unable to work due to your injury? Have you lost your wages for a longer period of time? Are you still going to lose them in the future? If the answer to at least one of these questions is yes, you are eligible to receive compensation for your lost wages. Usually, it is 2/3 of your lost wages calculated based on your average weekly wages.
To understand the full value of your compensation, you should talk to your attorney. If you don’t have one, we encourage you to hire one straight away. Give one of our Los Angeles Workers Compensation Attorneys a call today , and receive all the help you need in securing your workers compensation benefits.
Pain and Suffering
Most states provide compensation for the pain you endured while being injured. Again, this is hard to calculate, but with a help of an experienced attorney, everything can be done in a timely manner. Receive the help you need today, and find out just how much you can get for all the pain and suffering you endured.
In case of death, the family of the deceased can receive death benefits which will cover for the funeral and other expenses, as well as provide the family with monthly (or weekly) wages based on how much the husband used to earn. This money can never replace the loving one, but it is necessary to help the family with the expenses.