Have you been recently laid off? Did you sustain an injury at your healthcare occupation prior to being laid off? It is not too late to pursue your workers’ comp claim.
With the help of an experienced workers’ comp attorney, you are still eligible to receive benefits under workers’ compensation law in California. All employers are required to provide workers’ compensation insurance, and you can request benefits when you’ve been injured, even though you were recently laid off.
Additionally, if you were recently laid off due to your on-the-job injury or for asking for workers’ compensation benefits from your injury at work, you have a case against your employer, since it is illegal.
How Workers’ Compensation Works
When you are hurt on the job, you are covered by your employers’ required workers’ compensation insurance. You could be hurt from a single instance, or you could obtain an injury from repeated exposure. There are many types of injuries that can happen at work that are covered by California workers’ compensation law.
To take advantage of the benefits that are provided by your employers’ workers’ compensation insurance, it’s important to notify your employer of your injury in a written note in a process called predesignating.
Your Potential Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Workers’ compensation benefits are available for full-time employees, and sometimes, you can be eligible as a part-time or temporary worker. In some cases, independent contractors may be covered, too. Healthcare workers have a higher rate of injuries at work, due to repetitive physical labor, slips, and long hours on your feet.
The types of benefits available for injuries at work from workers’ compensation include medical care, temporary disability benefits, permanent disability benefits, supplemental job displacement benefits, and death benefits. Most often, medical care, temporary disability benefits, and permanent disability benefits are claimed.
Medical care for injuries at work is paid for by your employer. Illnesses are included, and your doctor visits, treatment services, equipment, travel costs, and more will be compensated by your employer by law.
Temporary disability benefits are payments by your employer when your work injury causes you to lose wages or prevent you from doing your job during your recovery. These benefits pay more than unemployment, if a doctor documents your disability, despite the fact that you were laid off.
Permanent disability benefits are payments from your employer when you can’t recover completely from your work injury, or your work injury causes a permanent loss of physical or mental function that a doctor can document. If you have continuing problems with your injury that you have to live with, despite the fact that you were laid off, you qualify for these benefits.
Contact Attorney Joseph Kritzer For Help
When it comes to workers’ compensation claims, it’s important to proactively take the steps you need to take to get the compensation you deserve. Attorney Joseph Kritzer will help you with the entire process, from analyzing your case to predesignating, filing your claim, and more.
Top attorney Joseph Kritzer specializes in on-the-job healthcare injuries, in addition to many other specialty areas. To get help with your healthcare injury today, call or contact the Law Office of Joseph Kritzer at 310-373-6821 or 310-721-2482 now!