California Workers’ Compensation Benefits
If you get injured on the job in California, state law requires your employer to pay for workers’ compensation benefits. That typically means your employer’s insurance carrier will cover the benefits you receive.
However, insurance companies are in business to make a profit. They will do what they can to avoid paying for the workers’ comp benefits that injured workers rightfully need and deserve. To receive all the workers’ compensation benefits owed to you, it is important to have an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer on your side every step of the way.
Types Of Workers’ Comp Benefits
The specific workers’ compensation benefits that you receive will depend on the severity and duration of your injury or illness. In California, workers’ compensation provides five basic types of benefits:
- Medical benefits provide the health care you need to recover from a work-related injury or illness.
- Temporary disability benefits provide partial wage replacement if you are unable to do your usual job while recovering.
- Permanent disability benefits provide payments to you if you don’t completely recover.
- Job retraining or skill enhancement benefits pay for any retraining or skill enhancement you may need if you don’t completely recover and don’t go back to work for the same employer.
- Death benefits provide payments to your spouse, children or other dependents if your job-related injury or illness results in death.
If you have already filed for workers’ compensation benefits that have been denied or delayed, we can help. We have more than 20 years of experience in these matters. Let us handle the legal and insurance issues while you focus on your health and family.
If you are a firefighter or safety officer, you are entitled to additional workers’ comp benefits that are not necessarily available to other types of employees.
Contact Us For A Free Consultation
We can explain your rights and options after a work injury. To arrange a free consultation, call our offices in San Bernardino or Encino at 877-382-2113, or send us an email. We advise and represent clients throughout Los Angeles, the South Bay, the Inland Empire and all of Southern California.