What Workers’ Comp Benefits Are Available In California?
If you’ve been hurt at work, you most likely just want to get better. However, there seems to be an assault in California law against people like you getting the treatment you need after a work-related injury. In fact, recent changes in the law have people who have never even met the injured worker making final decisions regarding his or her appropriate treatment procedures.
If you have been injured at work, it is essential to have someone who is staying on top of these changing laws working for you to protect your rights.
At The Law Office of Gary C. Nelson, our lawyers make a point to stay current with the changing workers’ compensation laws in California. We will provide you with personalized legal service throughout the very impersonal process of workers’ compensation. Our attorneys can help you understand your rights and options, and we will walk you through every step of the workers’ compensation process.
Your Workers’ Compensation Benefits
As an injured California worker, you are entitled to a number of benefits, including:
- Disability benefits: If you suffer a work-related injury in California, you may be entitled to disability benefits under the state’s workers’ comp laws to cover your lost wages, although the amount you collect may depend on whether your disability is temporary or permanent. For instance, in some cases, you may receive workers’ compensation benefits for a temporary disability, and when you reach maximum medical improvement, you may then be able to receive a permanent disability settlement.
- Medical treatment: You have the right to receive appropriate medical care. Your employer or the insurance company will send you to a specific doctor or give you a choice of doctors. If you are not receiving adequate care, you have the right to work with another doctor or get a second opinion. Your employer’s insurance carrier is legally required to provide you with current and future medical care.
- Vocational rehabilitation: The California workers’ compensation program offers vouchers for vocational training and education for injured workers who need to change jobs due to injury-related work limitations.
Wish To Learn More? Contact Us Today.
If you have questions about the benefits you may be able to seek following a work-related injury in California, contact The Law Office of Gary C. Nelson and schedule your free initial consultation. We can help you understand your benefits and help you obtain the compensation you need. Call our Modesto office today a 209-222-4089. You can also reach us online.