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Whether you were injured on the job due to your employer’s negligence or a freak accident, you may be entitled to compensation under the California Workers’ Compensation Act. This act was designed to provide injured workers in California with the compensation and medical coverage they deserve after incurring injuries on the job. At the Law Offices of Delitala, our Fallbrook workers’ compensation lawyer has handled numerous cases just like yours. She is here to work closely with you to understand the specifics of your case and fight for the compensation you need at a time like this.
Who Can File a Workers’ Comp Claim in California?
Any worker who is injured on the job can file a workers’ compensation claim. All employers in California are required to have workers’ compensation insurance, which makes all employees eligible. Whether you were injured due to your employer’s negligence or any other event at work, you may be entitled to compensation and medical coverage.
What Are Work-Related Injuries?
The California Workers’ Compensation Act provides compensation to workers who have sustained work-related injuries or illnesses. Essentially, any injury is considered work-related as long as the event at hand either caused the condition or aggravated a pre-existing condition. To file a claim, you will need to determine your level of impairment, which is the percentage of the loss of function. This can be done using the American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Impairment.
The most common work-related injuries include:
- Back injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Knee injuries
- Hand/wrist injuries
- Elbow injuries
- Heart injuries
- Gastro-intestinal injuries
- Psychiatric injuries
- Hernia injuries
If you sustained an injury on the job, you may be entitled to compensation. Call our Fallbrook workers’ compensation attorney to learn more.
What Benefits Are Available through Workers’ Compensation?
Depending on the extent of your injury, there are a variety of benefits you may be entitled to. To determine what level of compensation you deserve, reach out to our Fallbrook workers’ compensation attorney. She has experience handling workers’ compensation claims and can work with you to understand the specifics of your case and fight for the level of compensation and medical coverage you deserve.
Below are the different types of benefits available through workers’ compensation in California:
- Medical treatment: Any medical, hospital, acupuncture, chiropractic, dental, or surgical treatments you receive are eligible for coverage.
- Temporary disability: A worker is eligible for temporary disability when they are unable to return to work within three (3) days of their injury. These benefits are designed to replace any lost wages in the event that you cannot work.
- Permanent disability: If your injury permanently alters your medical condition, you are eligible for permanent disability benefits.
- Supplemental job displacement: You may be eligible for supplemental job displacement benefits if your injury has hindered your ability to follow your previous job procedures or has forced you to work in another position.
- Death: If an on-the-job injury results in a worker’s death, their family is entitled to death benefits. These benefits are designed to help the family take care of themselves and cover their loved one’s burial expenses.
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Filing a workers’ compensation claim is no easy task. Oftentimes, employees experience many obstacles presented by the insurance company because the company does not want to pay the claim. This results in injured workers not receiving the level of compensation they deserve. No matter the injury, you should have someone who is familiar with the claims process on your side.
Reach out to the Law Offices of Delitala right away, especially if the insurance company claims that:
- You did not file your claim on time
- Your injury is not work-related
- You filed your claim incorrectly
- You failed to notify your employer in time
- You are faking your injury
- You lied about the accident
- Your injury occurred off-site
Our Fallbrook workers’ compensation lawyer has handled numerous cases similar to yours. We are here to provide the personal assistance your case deserves at a time like this. The Law Offices of Delitala has a proven track record and are here to give weight to your cause.
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