WORKERS COMPENSATION LAW
Workers’ compensation law is a system of rules in every state designed to pay the expenses of employees who are harmed while performing job-related duties. Employees can recover lost wages, medical expenses, disability payments, and costs associated with rehabilitation and retraining.
Our network of workers compensation attorneys specialize in workers’ compensation and that is why our network of attorneys have the necessary experience to take your case and seek the maximum financial compensation.
If you have been injured at work on site or while performing a work-related duty off-site, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. In California, employers must have workers’ compensation insurance, which gives benefits to employees in the event of a work injury. Workers’ compensation in California is a no-fault insurance, which means that the benefits are provided to injured employees regardless of who was at fault.
Filing a workers’ compensation claim in California is a three-step process:
- The first step is to report the injury
- The second step is to file the claim with the employer
- Third step is to file an application for adjudication of claim (in case of dispute) with Workers Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB)
California is one of the few states which have a No-Fault workers compensation system. The employee cannot sue the employer in court. The only thing that needs to be proved is that the injury happened in the course and scope of the victims employment duties. This benefits both the employees and employers. There are many benefits that the California Workers Compensation Law provides to Injured Workers.
Contacting an experienced Workers Compensation Law attorney helps you know about the other benefits offered to Injured Workers and make the most out of your claim.