Attorney Esequiel Solorio is a certified specialist in workers’ compensation law as certified by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

What damages can workers’ compensation cover?

On Behalf of | Apr 6, 2018 | workers' compensation

When you are injured at work to the point that you have to take time off to recover as a result, you are likely to be eligible for workers’ compensation. This means that you will be able to make a claim for certain types of costs that were associated with your injury.

The amount and type of compensation that you may be eligible for might vary depending on the seriousness and the circumstances of your injury. However, you may be eligible for the coverage of medical costs, lost wages and vocational rehabilitation.

If you lost a loved one in an accident that occurred at his or her work, you may be entitled to death benefits under workers’ compensation in order for you to be supported financially.

What type of medical care can I seek, knowing that I will likely be reimbursed for this?

You can feel confident in seeking medical attention for your injury if it occurred at work. After reporting the accident and injury to your employer and filing a workers’ compensation claim, you will likely be reimbursed, and if you reported the injury to your employer officially, because this means that you will likely be reimbursed.

What will I be entitled to if I become temporarily or permanently disabled as a result of my work injury?

If you have been made temporarily or permanently disabled by an accident at work, it is probable that you will be able to receive up to two-thirds of the wages that you were earning from your employer before the accident, while you recover.

If you have been injured in an accident at your workplace in California, it is important that you understand your rights. An experienced can help.

Source: Insureon, “What Do Workers’ Comp Benefits Cover?,” accessed April 06, 2018