What is Workers' Compensation?
Workers' Compensation Claims & Benefits in San Diego
Workers' compensation is a social insurance program that was established in California in the 1920s. It essentially acts as a balance between employers and employees, granting
injured workers no-fault insurance in the event of work-related injuries and employers protection against lawsuits filed by employees for injuries sustained at work. Workers' compensation is valuable to workers in all industries and at all levels of responsibility, as workplace accidents and injuries may occur at virtually any time.
By filing a workers' compensation claim, a person who was injured at work or as the result of his or her job duties may be able to seek medical benefits, disability benefits, and also benefits to help with retraining or skill enhancement. The family of a worker who has lost his or her life due to work-related injuries may also file workers' compensation claims to receive death benefits. The specific value of a workers' compensation claim will most often be dependent upon the type and extent of injuries the employee sustained, as well as what impact these injuries will have on the employee's life.
Workers' compensation allows injured workers the opportunity to receive the financial assistance they need to begin rebuilding their lives and moving on after any type of work-related accident or injury, or illness caused by exposure to toxins, loud noises or other hazardous conditions at work.
About Workers' Compensation
Feel free to review the below topics to get more information about workers' compensation in San Diego:
Types of Benefits Available
An injured worker may be entitled to temporary or permanent disability benefits for lost wages, medical benefits for all medical treatment and medication, and possibly supplemental job displacement benefits if unable to return to work in the same field. Read more about workers' comp benefits…
California Workers' Comp Law
Workers' compensation laws in California work to benefit both the employee and employer. The employee can seek benefits for work-related injuries without having to prove negligence on the part of the employer or another person. The employer is protected from employee's suing for work-related injuries. Read more about workers' comp law…
Workers' Compensation Appeals
A workers' compensation claim may be denied, but this is not the end of the road for an injured worker. Our San Diego law firm handles workers' comp appeals for clients throughout the area whose claims have been denied, offering them another chance to recover the benefits they need. Read more about workers' compensation appeals…
Attorney Services for Workers' Compensation
A competent attorney at our firm can offer a number of valuable services in handling your workers' compensation claim. We can properly file your claim and fully protect your rights through the entire process so you can focus your energy on recovering. Read more about our attorney services…
Workers' Comp Settlements
In some situations, an injured worker may receive a lump sum settlement for a workers' compensation claim, which releases the worker's right to seek further compensation. Settlements of this kind must be approached carefully to ensure your rights are properly protected. Read more about workers' comp settlements…
Filing a Workers' Comp Claim
Filing a workers' compensation claim is essential if you wish to receive benefits for your work-related injury. A lawyer at our firm can help you in filing your claim, properly presenting all pertinent information and protecting your rights should any question or dispute arise. Read more about filing a workers' comp claim…
Talk to a professional about your particular case and your right to benefits under California workers' compensation. Contact a San Diego workers' comp attorney
at Pacific Attorney Group today!