California Workers’ Compensation Benefits
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If you sustain an injury in the workplace in the state of California, you
are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. However, the process
of obtaining those benefits can be challenging, which is why having an
experienced lawyer on your side will ensure that you receive the benefits
necessary to make a full recovery and return to work.
Law Offices of Andrew B. Shin, we are dedicated to helping our clients recover workers’ compensation
after they experience an injury. With
more than 25 years of experience, our San Jose workers’ comp attorney has the extensive knowledge
of California law to guide you through the intricacies of the legal system.
Types of Benefits
California has a “no-fault” workers’ compensation system,
which benefits both employees and employers since workers cannot file
lawsuits against employers. In addition, employees don’t necessarily
have to prove that employers were liable for the injury suffered on the job.
- The following are the types of benefits provided to those eligible for
workers’ compensation in California:
Compensation for medical treatment – Any expenses associated with medical treatment, such as evaluations,
surgeries, prescription medications, medical devices, and transportation
to and from medical appointments.
Temporary disability – Workers can get two-thirds of the wages of the average weekly
amount for a limited time while they recover from injury. Temporary disability
payments can last for a maximum two years from the date of the injury.
Permanent disability – If a worker suffers an injury which renders him or her incapable
of ever returning to work can apply for permanent disability.
Life pension – In addition to permanent disability payments, severely disabled
employees with more than 70% permanent disability rating can obtain weekly
life pension payments.
Vocational retraining – Workers who cannot return to their previous job and do not have
alternative/modified employment at that job can obtain between $4,000
and $10,000 in compensation for retraining or schooling for a new line of work.
Death benefits – Provided for the surviving members of the worker’s family
due to the death of their loved one at the workplace.
Let Us Help You Today
If you have any more questions about the types of workers’ compensation
benefits, our San Jose workers’ comp lawyer can provide the answers.
We can investigate your accident and determine all of your legal options
in order to get the results you desire.
Contact us and request a free consultation today.