The goal of workers’ compensation in California is to ensure that anyone who is injured due to a work-related injury or illness is fairly compensated by their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. This protects the employees from being left to face their losses alone and also protects employers from facing lawsuits when such injuries and illnesses occur. All of these laws and the associated benefits are outlined and defined in the California Labor Code with the guidance of administrative law courts which address any disputes associated with a San Diego workers’ compensation claim.
Thus, if you are not receiving the benefits you deserve, if your claim has been denied or minimized, or if the process of obtaining the much-needed benefits and compensation is too complex and stressful, you will be well served by a California workers’ compensation attorney from the Sargent Law Firm.
California Workers’ Compensation Basics
When you have been injured on the job or when you begin to experience symptoms of an occupational illness, the clock starts running on your statute of limitations, and you need to act quickly. You must seek medical treatment from an approved physician and begin filing your workers’ compensation claim as soon as possible. This can be a confusing, complicated, and stressful process, especially with the impending deadlines looming and the possibility of your claim being challenged or denied. This is where you’ll want to seek the advice and guidance of an attorney.
The benefits that you can receive include temporary disability benefits, which will help with paying your bills and living expenses when you are out of work, until you can return to work. Then, there are permanent disability benefits which provide for you when you are facing a permanent condition. You will be able to seek medical care benefits to pay for all of your associated medical expenses, and if you have to learn a new job skill in order to work in an employment area that meets your new minimized physical abilities, worker’s comp will pay for this too.
In some cases, injured workers will seek a lump sum workers’ compensation payment, rather than trying to get the various benefits that are discussed above. Depending on your circumstances and your injuries or illness, this might be the best path for you to take. To learn more about your options and which path towards fair compensation benefits is right for your situation, contact the Sargent Law Firm to schedule a free consultation. We understand the difficulty of fighting for workers’ compensation benefits when you’re dealing with the expenses of your work-related injury in addition to your unpaid bills and living expenses. You do not have to face this challenging process alone. We’re here for you, and we’ll fight for the fair compensation and benefits that you need and deserve.
How An Attorney Can Help
Many injured workers are afraid that they will not be able to afford the representation of an attorney when they are already facing the tremendous expenses associated with a work-related injury or occupational illness in California. The good news is that the initial consultation with the Sargent Law Firm is free, and we’ll offer advice and guidance to get you started in the right direction. There is no obligation to hire us after this initial consultation, so you have nothing to lose by seeking our advice.
We have a long history of helping injured workers just like you to successfully pursue their California workers’ compensation claims, and we are happy to help you with your own claim. Call our experienced San Diego workplace injury attorney today to schedule your free consultation and get started as soon as possible.