Workers' compensation can help with much-needed financial compensation during this difficult time. It helps individual injured on the job with medical bills and lost wages associated with on the job injury or illness.
Employers in California are required to have a workers' compensation insurance policy. To be eligible for workers' compensation, you must have been injured or became ill while acting on behalf of your employer. Examples include: back injuries, head injuries, amputations, illness, carpal tunnel and more.
To start a California workers' compensation claim, you must notify your employer immediately after the injury or illness and complete a claim form. Your employer is required to forward the form to the appropriate administrator within one working day of receiving the claim.
Workers' compensation can begin while your claim is being handled. Within one day, your employer must authorize up to $10,000 in medical treatment. Payments for disability and lost wages do not start until after your claim has been approved.
Speak with a Pleasanton work injury attorney from Cramer & Martinez, LLP. We are here to help you with dealing with all the steps in a compensation claim.