Types of Workers’ Compensation Claims
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The Jin Law Firm P.C. focuses on practicing workers’ compensation law in the greater Los Angeles, California, area. We have the knowledge and experience to review your claim options and help you significantly improve your chances of receiving workers’ compensation benefits for your injuries.
Depending on your type of injury, you could be entitled to temporary or permanent disability payments, medical treatment, payments for medical and hospitalization bills, future medical care, vocational training, schooling or training.
Workers’ Compensation Claims by Industry
There are many different types of workers’ compensation claims, and not all types of claims have the same legal approach, which is why it’s vital to hire an experienced attorney that can address the specific details related to your claim.
Truck drivers that are injured while on the road and the job may be eligible for several different types of benefits under California workers’ compensation laws. You may be eligible to receive payments for all your medical expenses for treating your injury and may even quality for temporary disability benefits for up to 104 weeks.
Most types of construction accident injuries are covered under Los Angeles California workers’ compensation. Still, if the laws don’t apply to your specific case, you may be able to file a third-party personal injury lawsuit to help recover your damages.
Industrial and Manufacturing Accidents
Whether an industrial or manufacturing accident is a specific or cumulative injury, you may be eligible to receive benefits under California workers’ compensation laws.
Injured Healthcare Workers
Whether you are a medical doctor, nurse or caregiver, if you suffer injuries related to stress, workplace violence, ergonomic hazards or are exposed to something, you may be able to file a workers’ compensation claim.
Union Members Workers’ Compensation
Just like other California workers, union employees also have the right to receive workers’ compensation benefits if they suffer from a job-related illness or injury. However, it is important to understand that since union workers are subject to collective bargaining agreements, their claims and benefits are different.
Even if you’re a subcontractor, you may be entitled to receive workers’ compensation insurance. Companies can be self-insured using a third-party administrator or handle workers’ compensation claims themselves.
Immigrants and Undocumented Workers
A California court upheld that immigrants and undocumented workers are eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits if they are injured on the job, despite their legal status.
Injured Police and Firefighters
Police and firefighters that are injured while on the job get the benefit of the doubt about the cause of their injuries, which other industries do not get. They may also be entitled to receive disability benefits and medical treatment that other workers may not receive.
Office workers that receive on-the-job injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome or another type of repetitive task injury may be entitled to receive benefits under California state law.
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If you have been injured on the job, contact the Jin Law Firm to handle your case. We offer a unique team case approach, which helps ensure that you are well protected and receive the maximum benefits you are entitled to under California workers’ compensation laws.
Our staff is multilingual, speaking both English and Spanish, and our attorneys have more than 40 years of combined experience handling workers’ compensation claims. Contact us today to arrange your free consultation.