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What damages can workers’ compensation cover?

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.

How far will my workers’ compensation go?

When you have been injured at work, it is likely that you will be stressed thinking about the medical consultations that you have to go through, as well as the lost wages that you will suffer due to unavoidable time off work. Workers' compensation is an insurance scheme, paid for by employers, that help workers through this difficult period of their lives.

Ensuring you get the workers’ compensation you deserve

All employers need to pay into workers' compensation insurance in order to make sure that their workers will receive the benefits. Usually, employers are required to buy this, but it does not mean that everyone in the country is covered. If you are a contractor or working in agriculture or as a house cleaner, you need to look into whether you can benefit from workers' compensation.

How is disability insurance different from workers' compensation?

If you have suffered from an injury while you are at work, you likely had to pay hefty medical costs and potentially lost wages as a result. Because of this, it is likely that you will be entitled to workers' compensation as a result.

Taking action after a work injury

If you have been injured at work, you will know that it can be an extremely stressful experience. As a result, you may have to spend time at home recovering and this could lead to a loss of wages as well as high medical costs. Therefore, it's important that you take action and begin your claim for workers' compensation.

Calculating your workers’ compensation in California

If you are a California worker and you were injured on the job, you are entitled by law to receive two-thirds of your gross wages before tax when you are unable to work due to your injury. Some employers offer compensation of the full amount of wages lost. However, there is a cap on the maximum allowable compensation amount, which is set at $986.69.

Will my accident be covered by workers’ compensation?

When a person is injured in the workplace, it could affect his or her ability to earn money in the future, and it will of course cause them a great deal of pain and distress, depending on the severity of the injury. Therefore, there are certain protections in place that are aimed at providing a safety net for injured workers. This is widely known as workers' compensation.

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