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Workers’ Compensation When Injured at Work

At Joe, Southard and Yeoh LLP our workers’ compensation attorneys in Los Angeles only represent clients who are injured at work and are battling their employers for the benefits they are entitled to under the State of California Division of Workers’ Compensation laws. Our lawyers are highly accomplished in workers’ compensation representation and can help you pursue the proper care and financial benefits you deserve after being injured at work.

Injured at Work? You Are Entitled to Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Los Angeles, CA

Our workers’ compensation attorneys in Los Angeles, CA understand that being injured at work is a scary, unexpected event. We encourage all workers to understand that they have rights, which may include time off work and compensation, when their job has caused them injury.

If you are hurt at work:

  • Your employer may have to pay for your medical care and treatment
  • As a temporary or part-time worker, you could still be eligible for benefits, including wage replacement and medical treatment
  • California has established a “no fault” workers’ compensation system. Thus, the employer need not have caused your injury to entitle you to benefits
  • It is illegal for your employer to fire or punish you for filing a workers’ compensation claim when you have been injured at work

Two types of Workers’ Compensation Injuries: Injuries Occurring at a Specific Point in Time or Injuries Caused by Work Over Time

The workers’ compensation attorneys at Joe, Southard and Yeoh LLP have over 45 years of combined experience in representing clients who are injured at work. There are two types of workers’ compensation injuries:

1.      A work injury caused by a single event including, but not limited to:

  • Slip and fall
  • Fall from heights
  • Chemical burn or other burn
  • Crushed by equipment
  • Injury from operating machinery
  • Car accident resulting from work duties
  • Stuck by/against an object

2.      A work injury incurred over a period of time including, but not limited to:

  • Repetitive motion injuries to any part of the body from doing the same movements at work over and over
  • Repeated exposures to toxic substances causing injury or illness
  • Hearing loss from exposure to loud equipment
  • Respiratory problems from inhaling caustic air or asbestos
  • Repetitive back strain or carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Nerve, joint, tissue and muscle damage incurred from repetitive work over time

No matter how your injuries occur, whether by a single event or over a period of time, if you are hurt at work you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Our attorneys will help ensure you are receiving the benefits you are entitled to, including medical treatment and wage replacement, where appropriate.

Workers’ Compensation Benefits

The State of California Workers’ Compensation laws allow an injured worker to receive various types of benefits that may include:

1.      Medical Care Benefits may include, but are not limited to:

  • Doctor visits
  • Diagnostic Tests, including X-rays and MRIs
  • Surgery costs
  • Prescriptions
  • Therapy

2.      Temporary Disability Benefits

  • If a physician finds your work related injury prevents you from working, you may be eligible for a wage replacement.  Wage loss also may be triggered when a physician finds you can only work with restrictions or reduced hours due to your work injury

3.      Permanent Disability Benefits

  • If a physician finds your work related injury has caused you permanent disability, this benefit will be paid to supplement your income

4.      Supplemental Job Displacement Benefits

  • In certain instances, a physician may find your work related injury has caused you permanent disability and that you may return to work; however, should your employer fail to offer you work and you do not return to your previous place of employment, you may be eligible for a voucher to help pay for skill enhancement or retraining courses to help you return to the workforce

5.      Death Benefits

  • If you lose your life because of workplace injury or illness, these benefits will provide payments to your spouse, children or other dependents

Get the Legal Workers’ Compensation Help You Need Today To Help You Begin the Road to Recovery and Obtain Benefits

If you are injured at work, it is crucial to ensure you obtain the medical treatment and benefits you are entitled to under the California Workers’ Compensation system.  The workers’ compensation attorneys at Joe, Southard and Yeoh LLP in Los Angeles, CA will help you navigate the complex workers’ compensation system, and aggressively advocate to ensure your rights are protected and help you obtain all benefits to which you are entitled. Call us today at (424) 325-2205 for a free consultation with a knowledgeable, experienced attorney to evaluate your claim and provide an outline of benefits.

 

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