According to the Department of Industrial Relations, some temporary workers in the state of California are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits if they are injured on the job. In San Bernardino, and other cities across the state, it is crucial for temporary workers to recognize their employee rights and take advantage of any resources that are available if they suffer a job-related injury.
After experiencing a workplace injury, employees should inform their supervisors at once. By quickly informing an employer of an on-the-job injury, employees can prevent delays and setbacks that may prevent them from receiving any benefits. For example, a worker’s failure to report their job-related injury in 30 days could make them ineligible for workers’ comp benefits. Unfortunately, some temporary workers may not realize they can receive workers’ comp and wait too long to report their injury.
When an injured worker’s workers’ compensation claim is accepted, they may gain access to various benefits that can help them piece their life back together. For example, workers’ compensation provides supplemental job displacement benefits, benefits for a temporary or permanent disability, death benefits and help with medical expenses.
Typically, someone who files for workers’ comp will find out whether their claim was turned down or approved no more than 90 days after submitting their claim. When it comes to workplace injuries, a disability can spell disaster whether an individual was a temporary worker or a permanent employee. As a result, temporary workers should firmly stand up for themselves if they become injured while working.