In just one year, more than 300 fatalities occurred in California due to a work-related event. This does not take into account the hundreds of other work injuries that happen to employees every single day. With Americans spending the majority of their time on the job, it's no wonder that injuries on the job are so common.
If you're suffering as a result of a work-related injury, it is time to reclaim the future you deserve. Medical bills and lost wages can make life difficult, but you've come to the right place. As a nationally recognized firm, The Law Offices of Todd J. Stearn, P.C. is more than qualified to help you recover your deserved compensation. An Oakland County personal injury attorney from our team is prepared to assess your case from the moment you call.
AM I ENTITLED TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION?
One of the first questions people ask after getting injured on the job is – how does workers' compensation affect me? California employers are required to carry workers' compensation and this can work in your favor. It is, however, a complex process that may take months to resolve.
After receiving medical care and reporting the incident to your employer, it is time to file your claim. If your employer approves your claim, workers' compensation benefits will likely kick in right away to compensate your losses.
The benefits you may receive include:
Temporary disability benefits
Permanent disability benefits
Supplemental job displacement benefits
Unfortunately, employers are allowed to deny your claim. An injury that is not covered by workers' compensation may result in the denial of a claim, but you can challenge the decision.
Whether your claim has been denied or you haven't yet filed, it is imperative to act quickly. The state imposes certain deadlines on work injury claims and this can prevent you from getting compensated for your suffering.