Were you recently injured at work? Have you been working for your employer from home now, but your injury has gotten worse?
When you’ve been injured on the job, you’re covered by workers’ compensation law in California. It doesn’t matter if you’re working for your employer in an office, a warehouse, or at your home, you are eligible for benefits and compensation.
Here’s how workers’ compensation works, what you could qualify for, and what you need to do to get the benefits you’re entitled to.
How Workers’ Compensation Works
Workers’ compensation insurance is required of all businesses in California, as long as you have at least one employee. The workers’ compensation law is intact to cover injuries that happen on the job.
Workers’ compensation covers on-the-job injuries that are both the result of a single event or repeated exposures. Repeated exposures are when you’re injured due to performing the same motion over and over, which may be the case with your injury that’s gotten worse.
Whether you’re experiencing a common office worker injury such as carpal tunnel syndrome or upper extremity symptoms, due to keyboarding, using a mouse repeatedly, or sitting at your computer for extended periods of time, or another injury, you’re covered.
California Workers’ Compensation Benefits
When your work injury has gotten worse while working for your employer from home, you are eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits. There are many benefit types available. Benefits can include medical care, temporary disability benefits, permanent disability benefits, supplemental job displacement benefit, or death benefits.
With the help of a workers’ compensation lawyer, you can receive payment for medical care, including doctor’s office visits, treatments, tests, medicines, etc. You can also be eligible for temporary disability benefits if you are losing wages because your injury prevents you from doing your job. If your injury causes a permanent loss of physical or mental function that your doctor can measure, you are eligible for permanent disability benefits.
Next Steps To Filing Your Claim
- When your work injury gets worse while working at home, you need to inform your supervisor or someone in the management team at your company as soon as you notice it’s due to your job, then document it. A prompt report to your supervisor and documentation ensures that you will get your benefits on time.
- If you need emergency treatment, get it. Your employer may tell you where to go, and they are required to make sure you are given access to emergency medical treatment.
- Contact your lawyer. Top Torrance workers’ comp lawyer Joseph Kritzer can help you navigate the claim process to ensure that you receive all of the benefits that you are entitled to.
Contact Attorney Joseph Kritzer Today
Ready to talk to a lawyer today? Workers’ compensation attorney Joseph Kritzer has over 20 years of experience and is standing by ready to help you with your case. He specializes in a wide range of work injuries, including health care, office jobs, construction accidents, and more.
If we don’t win, you won’t ever pay any fees. Call the attorney’s cell phone at 310-721-2482 or the office phone at 310-373-6821 to get started today, or contact us with details of your case now!