California Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Work Accident Attorneys
The Jin Law Firm P.C. has more than 40 years of combined experience assisting injured workers recover all of their entitled benefits. Under California state law, a worker that is injured on the job may be entitled to benefits, including:
- Temporary Disability
- Permanent Disability
- Medical Care
- Job Displacement Benefits
- Mileage Reimbursement
- Life Pension
- Death Benefits
Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Temporary disability benefits are paid to injured workers when they are not able to work temporarily. The rate for these benefits is two-thirds of your average weekly wage. These benefits are limited to 104 weeks total within five years from the date of your injury.
Permanent disability benefits are calculated based on the level of disability, which can range from zero to 100 percent. These benefits are paid weekly for a specific time, which depends on your level of disability. The maximum weekly rate is $290.
Under California workers’ compensation benefits, injured workers receive medical treatment for work-related injuries. However, you must be treated by a doctor approved in the special network. All medical treatment for these injuries is based on specific medical treatment guidelines, which determine the duration, frequency and appropriate type of treatment for claims.
Job Displacement Benefits
If you are not able to return to work in your previous field, you may be eligible for a $6,000 supplemental job displacement award voucher.
If the employer wishes to avoid receiving a voucher, they must offer you regular, alternate or modified work, which is at least 85 percent of your previous salary, lasts at least 12 months and is a reasonable commuting distance from your home. They must make these accommodations within 60 days of receiving the medical report from your physician that says your condition is permanent.
If an employer is not able to provide these accommodations, this voucher may be used towards placement and resume services, licensing and examination fees, computer equipment and tools for training programs.
If you are injured, you are entitled to receive mileage reimbursement for any travel to and from all of your medical appointments or the pharmacy to pick up your prescriptions. Mileage reimbursement rates for 2020 are $0.575 per mile.
Life Pension Benefits
If you have a disability rating that is between 70 to 99 percent, you qualify for a life pension. After receiving all your weekly payments for your disability, you will receive an additional amount for the rest of your life to help compensate for your higher level of permanent injury.
Surviving depends or spouses that are killed while in the line of duty or conducting work-related activities are entitled to death benefits, which also includes burial expenses, up to $10,000. The amount of the death benefit can be viewed here.
Social Security Benefits
The Social Security Administration allows people to apply for retirement benefits if they are at least 61 years and eight months old.
Social Security Disability Benefits
Social Security will pay disability benefits to people that are unable to work due to a medical condition that is ongoing and expected to last or will result in death. Many times these claims get turned down, but an attorney can help assist you in filing the necessary paperwork so you can receive compensation for your disability.
Veterans Affairs provides a variety of services for current and former members of our military. This includes disability compensation, disability housing grants, housebound allowances, insurance options and burial benefits. If you are turned down for any Veteran-related benefits, an attorney can review your case file and help you determine how to best approach your case.
Let Us Help You
The Jin Law Firm focuses on treating all our clients as top priority cases, which means that our staff is exceptionally attentive and responsive to your needs. We offer a team case approach, ensuring that your interests are not only well protected but that you receive the maximum recovery and benefits you are entitled to under Los Angeles, California workers’ compensation benefit laws.
Our multilingual English and Spanish speaking staff are available to assist you, and we offer free case consultations. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced attorneys.