Have you been working from home for your employer? Have you been injured on the job while working from home?
If you’ve been working from home for your employer and have developed carpal tunnel problems or upper extremity symptoms from repetitive computer work, you have a workers’ comp claim. Attorney Joseph Kritzer specializes in helping office workers claim compensation from their office job injury.
Here’s everything you need to know about workers’ compensation and what you need to do to get the benefits you are entitled to.
California Workers’ Compensation Law
California workers’ compensation law covers injuries at work that happen during a single event and injuries that happen over time due to repeated exposure. Workers’ compensation insurance is required by all employers, and by law, you can receive payments and benefits when you’ve been hurt on the job.
In the case of office workers, many injuries on the job are caused by repetitive hand motions, such as using a computer mouse or typing, which can result in carpal tunnel syndrome or upper extremity symptoms. Back and neck injuries are also common in office settings, from spending long hours sitting at the computer.
What To Do When You’ve Been Hurt
Injuries on the job are covered by the law, no matter where you’re working, but it’s important to follow the proper steps toward claiming your compensation and benefits.
After you’ve been hurt, you need to report your injury right away to your employer and document the fact that you reported it. You should also see a doctor right away for your symptoms if they don’t go away over time. You can see a doctor under workers’ comp or your private medical group if needed. Be sure that the doctor documents your medical problems and continuing symptoms.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits
You are entitled to temporary disability or permanent disability benefits under workers’ comp if you are injured at home working for your employer. You can also receive payment for medical care from your employer.
Temporary disability benefits require that you receive payments from your employer if your injury while working at home causes you to lose wages or prevents you from doing your job in full while you recover. Permanent disability benefits require payments from your employer when you aren’t able to recover fully, and your at-home job injury results in permanent loss of physical or mental function.
It’s important that you work in collaboration with both your doctor and your attorney to receive the full compensation you deserve.
Get Started With Your Claim
Worker’s compensation attorney Joseph Kritzer is here to be by your side throughout the process to get the compensation you deserve from your injury while working from home. Whether it’s carpal tunnel, back pain, shoulder pain, or something else, we’re here to help. If we don’t win your case, you pay no fees. Ever!
Call the office at 310-373-6821, the attorney’s cell phone at 310-721-2482, or contact us online to get started!