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What is a permanent disability?

Many of the injuries that California residents sustain while at work are temporary. That means that over time, they will improve and eventually the victims will be well enough to return to their full employment duties. A temporary injury can be disabling for a short period of time but will in time improve.

Injured workers may be entitled to immediate medical care

After a workplace accident or injury a California resident should notify their employer of the harm that they have suffered immediately or as soon as they can safely do so. This is because the notification requirement triggers an employer's workers' compensation response and the injured employee's opportunities to receive the medical care that they need. Under the state's system of workers' compensation, injured individuals have the right to be given medical care within one day of filing their claim with their employer.

Important steps to pursue to seek workers' compensation benefits

Getting hurt at or sick from while on the job can be a financially and physically painful event for a California resident and their family. When caught in this difficult situation, many individuals can seek workers' compensation benefits from their employers to provide them with compensation as they work to heal from their illnesses or injuries. In order to pursue workers' compensation, however, individuals generally must take certain steps to protect their rights.

A denied workers' compensation claim can be challenged

To a worker who suffers an injury while performing the duties of their job, seeking approval for workers' compensation benefits may seem incredibly straightforward. A California resident in this situation may notify their employer of their injury, seek medical help for their ailments, and then file a claim for compensation for the period of time that they are unable to do their job. However, upon receiving a response regarding their claim, the worker may find that no benefits will be provided for their injury.

Fighting for individuals after workplace accidents and injuries

The inability to do one's job due to a workplace accident does not preclude a person from staying current on their mortgage, paying their utilities, and somehow coming up with the money to pay for the medical expenses they may incur as a result of their injury. A California resident who is unfortunate enough to suffer such an incident may quickly find themselves struggling to stay ahead of their financial responsibilities.

A workplace injury may develop over time

A sudden accident may cause a person to suffer a serious and debilitating injury. Such an abrupt occurrence that leads to a long-term recovery may keep a San Mateo resident away from their job as they recuperate. If the accident happened while they were at work or while performing work-related duties for their employer, they may be entitled to workers' compensation.

When employers evade liability, get an experienced lawyer

Everyone has an expectation of being safe in their workplace, regardless of where they are working. This means whether they are in the office space owned by a multinational company or on the road as part of a construction crew, employers are responsible for ensuring their employees are in a safe working environment.

How does a decrease in workers' comp inpatient stays affect you?

Many workers who find themselves injured in a workplace accident often end up going to the hospital to get treatment for their injuries. And, this often requires an extended hospital stay. A hospital stay means medical bills and when one is taking time off from work, more bills is the last thing needed. This is where workers' compensation plays an important role, as it ensures workers are compensated for the injuries they have suffered and the treatment they receive.

Is fault important in a workers' compensation claim?

Many California residents may not be aware that when they are injured on the job and they are covered under workers' compensation insurance, a workers' compensation claim is their sole remedy for their injuries. An injured employee cannot sue their employer for a work-related injury in any other way. Many may find this system restrictive, as a personal injury lawsuit is probably going to get more compensation for an injured person, but there are certain benefits to pursuing a workers' compensation claim.

Construction site accident injures five

People are working especially hard right before the holidays begin, as it might lead to bonuses and overtimes. Families wait all year to spend the holidays together and work hard year-round so that they can save money to spend on loved ones during the festive season. When someone is injured in a workplace accident right before the holidays, it not only puts a damper on the festivities but also means added expenses and frustrations.

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