Assuming that you received an injury while performing your regular work duties, you are entitled to receive certain benefits that will help ease your life and help pay the medical bills.
These benefits are different from one case to another, and usually, vary based on the injuries sustained and conditions developed.
In California, every injured employee who received an injury at work or while performing work duties should receive workers compensation benefits if he or she does the following:
- Reports the injury on time to the superiors
- Files for workers compensation
- Gets legal help and representation
Listed below are the things that are covered by workers compensation benefits, in no particular order.
Compensation For The Lost Wages
In the majority of cases, everyone whose workers compensation claim is successful will receive approximately 2/3 of their lost wages. These include all lost wages from the moment of their injury to the point when the claim was approved and all wages that the individual would have received until the end of the contract.
This will be calculated based on your monthly earnings in the last 6 to 12 months. If you have any questions about lost wages, you can always consult with our workers comp attorney in Los Angeles. The initial consultation is free of charge, and you have no obligation to hire any of our attorneys after the consultation.
Besides your lost wages, you will also receive fully paid medical coverage. This is usually provided by your employer’s insurance company. The following is covered once your claim is approved:
- Hospital Stays
- Doctor’s fees
- Ambulance fees
- Mobility Aids
- Prescription drugs
In some cases, the victim may also require future medical care. This will also be covered by the insurance company, as well as any medical care that the victim receives after that.
There are several types of disability benefits:
- Temporary Total Disability Benefits
- Temporary Partial Disability Benefits
- Permanent Total Disability Benefits
- Permanent Partial Disability Benefits
All of these 4 types will be fully covered by the work comp benefits, and all consequences that you may face after that which involve any type of payments required will also be covered by your worker’s compensation benefits.
Rehabilitation and Retraining
In many cases, an injured individual may receive psychological rehabilitation (in case of mental injuries and traumas). Also, the injured individual is entitled to receive retraining, should his condition require it. This involves getting the injured individual ready for work at another position.
In case of death, the family of the deceased has the right to claim death benefits. The money will never be able to replace the death of a loved one; however, it can help the family bury their loved one and cover for the funeral and other costs. If you lost a family member, contact a Los Angeles Workers Compensation Attorney and they will gladly help you seek and secure the benefits you deserve.