What people should know about workers' compensation

Many California workers may know they can receive workers' compensation if they get hurt on the job. However, they may have many questions about these benefits and what they need to do to get them.

Some people may not realize that workers' compensation benefits can take many forms.  The Department of Industrial Relations says that workers' compensation may offer temporary disability benefits or medical care. If workers cannot perform their jobs because of a wound, temporary disability payments typically provide a way for people to pay their bill while they recuperate. Medical care benefits mean that the company pays for the treatment a worker needs. This may include tests and the travel costs associated with a treatment plan, as well as the actual treatment. Sometimes a company may also offer permanent disability benefits. This generally happens if a worker may not be able to return to work because a wound may not completely heal.

Workers' compensation can cover many different kinds of injuries. If someone incurs a wound from performing repetitive motions, for example, or begins to lose hearing because he or she is always around loud noises, this person is generally eligible for workers' compensation. However, these benefits also cover wounds a worker receives during one incident. This means that if someone falls, he or she can usually receive benefits to help cover the treatment for this injury.

Many people may wonder how they can access their workers' compensation benefits. According to the State of California, workers usually need to speak to their supervisors. Most of the time, people have up to 30 days to report a wound, and it may sometimes be difficult to access these benefits if people wait longer. Sometimes an injury may be the result of repeated stresses at work. In this situation, it is a good idea for people to talk to their supervisor once they realize their job might have caused the injury.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
The state bar of california | July 29th 1927 Avvo Consumer attorneys California Aba The American Trial Lawyers Association | The association San Bernardino County Bar Nolo Law for All
| Email Us For A Response

Talk To An Attorney For Free

It will cost you nothing to discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys. In fact, we handle all cases on a contingency basis, which means you only pay if we provide results.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Office Location

Kampf, Schiavone & Associates
715 N. Arrowhead Ave.
Suite 104
San Bernardino, CA 92401

Toll Free: 800-658-6851
Fax: 909-384-0673
San Bernardino Law Office Map

map