Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Los Angeles
The idea of providing monetary restitution for workers sustaining occupational injuries is a very old concept. Ancient Sumaria, Greece, Rome and China all had methods that equated compensation for specific injuries. In the United States, each state passes their own laws. In the State of California, worker’s rights began in 1911 as a means to protect the employer. Payouts for injuries guaranteed that an employer could not be sued. Major changes to the original system has taken place over the years but workers’ compensation is there to insure that employees who sustain work-related injuries or illnesses are entitled to support for themselves and their families. Employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, which provides remuneration that covers the cost of any medical care injured or ill workers require; it also replaces lost wages, both present and future when employees are unable to work as a result of work-related injuries or illnesses. Additionally, workers’ compensation can help to provide financial restitution for pain and suffering.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits Explained
Workers’ compensation is a mandated insurance policy that employers in the States of California are required to carry. Any employee that sustains an occupational injury or illness is entitled to the benefits that workers’ compensation insurance offers; including temporary and part-time workers, and full-time, year-round employees.
The financial reimbursement that workers’ compensation provides may be short-term or long-term. The benefits that an employee is entitled to, depends on the cause and severity of the injuries. For example, employees who have sustained minor injuries and are unable to work for a limited amount of time may receive temporary disability benefits, while those who are permanently disabled and unable to return to work because of their injuries may receive permanent disability benefits. No matter the extent of the damages, all employees are entitled to restitution that will cover the costs of the medical care they require. In the event that a workplace injury or illness results in the death of an employee, the surviving family members of the individual who has perished are entitled to death benefits.
Legal Representation for Workers’ Compensation Claims
While legal representation is not required for workers’ compensation claims, it is highly recommended. An experienced lawyer will help to negotiate the complex legal issues, will make sure that you receive the maximum amount of workers’ comp benefits that you are entitled to and will help to recover damages as quickly as possible.
If you have been involved in a workplace accident, and that accident resulted in an injury or illness, contact the Law Offices of Jacob O Partiyeli. Our legal team will fight hard for you to ensure that you receive the maximum amount for your workers’ compensation settlement that you deserve. To find out how we can help you get the most out of your settlement, contact us today for a free consultation.