Medical treatment for any work-related injuries is covered under California’s workers’ compensation system. However, the amount of benefits you qualify for can vary greatly.
Injured workers are entitled to all needed medical care at an employer’s expense. In addition to coverage of the medical care itself, workers are entitled to reimbursement for mileage to and from all appointments.
In addition, workers’ compensation benefits are designed to compensate an injured employee for lost wages. This compensation covers two-thirds of the employee’s average weekly wage and is not taxable. If a work injury results in a permanent disability, the injured employee can recover these workers’ compensation benefits in the form of a cash settlement.
If you are involved in any of these issues (particularly settlement), it is important to approach them with expertise so you can properly value your compensation. In addition, it is crucial to know how potential Social Security Disability benefits can affect workers’ compensation benefits. Failure to do so can result in financial catastrophe.
Our team has dedicated itself to these issues for more than 40 years. If you are facing these or similar challenges, we encourage you to reach out.
Because every lawyer on our team has dedicated himself to workers’ compensation practice for more than 20 years, we deeply understand the complexity of these issues. We are dedicated to securing the benefits to which you are entitled and helping you receive the medical treatment you need in the wake of an accident.