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- Recover Survivor Benefits
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Valuable information about workers compensation benefits that your employer doesn’t want you to know.
What is workers’ compensation?
Sometimes referred to as “workman’s compensation” or “work comp,” workers’ compensation insurance is a California mandated program monitored and administered by The Division of Workers’ Compensation. California law requires that payments be made to employees who experience a work-related injury or who become disabled relating to work. The federal government offers its own workers’ compensation insurance program for federal employees pursuant to The Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) (5 U.S.C. 8101 et seq.) and is administered by the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) of the United States Department of Labor.
Will workers’ compensation cover my work-related injury?
Workers’ compensation insurance is intended to cover a wide range of work related injuries; however, there are limits. Below are some of the circumstances where compensation may be denied.
- Workers’ compensation does not cover injuries that occurred because you were intoxicated or using illegal drugs
- Self-inflicted injuries
- Injuries that occur because you violated company policy
- Injuries that happen while you were committing a crime
What expenses will workers’ compensation cover?
Workers’ compensation insurance covers the following:
- Lost income
- Medical care for your work-related injury
- Compensation for your permanent injuries
- Survivor benefits to the survivors of employees killed on the job
Workers compensation benefits DO NOT compensate injured workers for pain and suffering.
Can my employer fire me or ask me not to file a workers’ compensation claim for my work-related injury?
California law prohibits your employer from terminating your employment because you have filed a claim. If they do, you can sue your employer for retaliation and seek additional recovery from them.
Need more information?
If you were injured at work, you have rights. The California Workers’ Compensation system is designed to help injured workers get the treatment and benefits they need and deserve. There are time sensitive deadlines to filing a claim. That’s why it is important to hire an experienced law firm. Contact Howard Law, P.C. to handle your workers compensation claim. We don’t get paid unless we win your case. SE HABLA ESPAÑOL
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