Fiore Legal Your Path to Financial Relief and Workers' Compensation Benefits

If you get injured or ill due to your work, workers' compensation benefits can cover your medical expenses, lost wages, and disability payments. Employers must have workers' compensation insurance to provide this coverage, and usually, employees cannot sue their employer for workplace injuries. However, dealing with mounting medical bills, inability to work, and an uncertain future can cause immense stress and suffering for you and your family. That's why the committed worker's compensation attorneys at Fiore Legal can help you obtain the financial compensation, medical treatment, and all the workers' compensation or disability benefits you're entitled to.

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Types of Workers’ Comp Injuries in California

These are a few common workplace injuries that necessitate a workers’ compensation claim:

  • Head and brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Amputations
  • Internal organ injuries
  • Back or neck injuries
  • Repetitive motion injuries
  • Catastrophic or fatal workplace accidents
  • Occupational disease
  • Illness from chemical or toxic exposure

Types of Workers' Compensation Benefits in California

It's important to note that the specific benefits available will depend on the circumstances of your injury or illness. Our qualified workers' compensation attorney can help you understand your rights and ensure that you receive the full benefits you are entitled to, such as:

Medical Treatment

This includes all necessary medical care related to your work-related injury or illness, such as doctor visits, hospitalization, medications, and rehabilitation.

Temporary Disability Benefits

If you cannot work due to your injury, you may be entitled to temporary disability benefits. These benefits provide a portion of your lost wages while recovering from your injury.

Permanent Disability Benefits

If your injury or illness results in a permanent impairment, you may be entitled to permanent disability benefits. The benefits you receive will depend on the severity of your impairment and your ability to work.

Supplemental Job Displacement Benefits

You may be entitled to supplemental job displacement benefits if you cannot return to your previous job due to your injury. This benefit provides funding for retraining or education to help you find new employment.

Death Benefits

If workers die due to work-related injuries or illnesses, their dependents may be entitled to death benefits, including funeral expenses and ongoing financial support.

Deadlines for Filing a Workers’ Compensation Lawsuit in California

Workers’ compensation claims have tight deadlines. You may lose your right to benefits if you don’t obey these. You must report your injuries to your employer or supervisor within 30 days, who then has ten days to inform the insurance provider about the injuries. The statute of limitations for filing a workers’ compensation claim in California is one year from the accident date.

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Illegal Retaliation for Filing a Workers' Compensation Claim

At Fiore Legal, we want you to know that in California, it is against the law for your employer to terminate your employment for requesting workers' compensation benefits. This is considered retaliation. Your employer can only terminate your services if your injuries make it impossible for you to perform your duties. Nonetheless, you can still recover compensation for lost wages. You need a skilled workers' compensation attorney with a results-driven approach to get the maximum compensation and payment for new job training and occupational therapy.

Reimbursement of Salary Through Workers' Comp

It's important to understand that workers' compensation benefits don't always cover the total salary. Only about two-thirds of the gross weekly earnings are typically reimbursed as lost wages. California has a cap on the amount of money that can be given to a recipient as weekly wages, which is based on the state average weekly wage (SAWW). As of 2023, the SAWW is $1,651.00.

Additionally, it's worth noting that injured workers cannot remain on workers' compensation indefinitely. The maximum time allowed for receiving benefits is 104 weeks within five years, starting from the date of the injury. However, the claimant may qualify for up to 240 weeks of benefits for severe or catastrophic injuries. If the accident results in permanent disability, you may be eligible for benefits for life.

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Steps to Take After a Work-Related Accident in California

If you've been involved in a work-related accident in California, it's essential to take the following steps:

  1. Seek medical attention as soon as possible, even if you don't think your injuries are severe
  2. Report the accident to your employer within 30 days of the incident
  3. Collect evidence, including photos of the accident scene and injuries you sustained, and contact information from any witnesses
  4. File a workers' compensation claim with your employer's insurance company experienced workers' compensation attorney can help you with this process
  5. Attend all medical appointments and follow your doctor's instructions, as failure to do so could jeopardize your workers' compensation claim.
  6. Consult with Fiore Legal to help you navigate the complex legal process, ensure you receive the benefits you're entitled to, and protect your rights

Remember, taking these steps after a work-related accident is crucial to protecting your health, securing your financial future, and ensuring you receive the benefits you deserve.

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Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys will Fight to Maximize Your Damages in the Shortest Possible Time

At Fiore Legal, we understand a work-related injury's devastating impact on your life. That's why our experienced and knowledgeable workers' compensation attorneys have helped countless workers get the compensation and justice they deserve. With a deep understanding of workers' compensation laws in California, we're dedicated to using all our legal skills and resources to fight for injured workers in the state. You can trust us to be your fierce advocates and work tirelessly to maximize your compensation. Don't let a work-related injury leave you struggling financially and emotionally. Contact Fiore Legal today to get the help you need. To schedule your free consultation, call us at 800-440-4157 or fill out this online contact form.

Work Accidents

If you have suffered a workplace accident due to the negligence of your employer, then you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. At Fiore Legal, our team is here to help you every step of the way. Contact us today for a free consultation with a workplace accident lawyer in Los Angeles!

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Construction Accidents

Were you or a loved one injured in a construction accident? If so, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. At Fiore Legal, our team is highly experienced in representing victims of construction accidents. Contact us today for a free consultation!

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Compensation Denial

Workers’ compensation claims in California can be denied for a variety of legitimate or illegitimate reasons. If your claim was recently denied, don’t lose hope.

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Permanent Disability

Permanent disability in a workplace accident can devastate the life of the injured worker and their family members. It may come as a shock when you realize that you will never be able to completely recover from your work-related injuries.

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