How Will My Workers’ Compensation Case Be Valued?
It’s a question posed by many injured workers who file workers’ compensation claims: How will I know if I am being treated fairly by my employer and receiving the full amount of benefits I deserve?
If you are hurt on the job, your employer is required to pay the full cost of medical treatment and replace a percentage of your wages if you are unable to work or if you cannot return to work full time. Every claim is different, and determining the right amount of benefits that an injured worker should receive can be complex. There is the question of permanent or temporary disability and whether long-term or even permanent medical treatment is necessary.
Maximizing What You Recover
Employers and their insurance companies are interested in minimizing the amount they pay out in workers’ compensation benefits. At the Law Offices of Anthony Choe, we work to maximize what our clients in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California recover.
In order to ensure that you receive all of the benefits you deserve, it is important to work with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney like Mr. Choe. He will review the facts of your case and determine what benefits you qualify for. These include:
- Medical care — California law requires the employer to cover the full cost of whatever medical care is reasonably required to cure or relieve the effects of a work-related injury or illness.
- Temporary disability — This is intended to replace a percentage of a worker’s wages if they are unable to work due to a job-related injury or if they are working in a lower paying position due to doctor’s restrictions. It is calculated at two-thirds of a worker’s weekly gross pay up to a maximum amount and can last up to 104 weeks.
- Permanent disability — This payment is made if it is determined that an injured worker will never completely recover from a work-related injury and that injury results in lost earning capacity. The amount is partly determined by the severity of the injury.
- Mileage reimbursement — You can recover the cost of transportation to and from doctors’ appointments.
Many injured workers ask about compensation for pain and suffering. That is not compensable in California workers’ compensation cases. It is possible in a small percentage of workers’ compensation cases to also file a personal injury lawsuit against a third party. We can review the facts of your case during a free consultation to determine if a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.
Put Our Legal Experience On Your Side
The workers’ compensation lawyer you work with can make a significant difference in the amount you recover. We have the experience to protect your interests and ensure you recover the full amount of benefits you deserve. Call 213-788-4448 or use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation.