If you have been injured in the workplace, you’ll likely be entitled to compensation. While your entitlement to compensation is almost guaranteed if you were involved in an accident when you were engaging in work-related activities. However, knowing the type of compensation that you will be entitled to may not be so easy to decipher.
The following is an overview of the types of workers’ compensation benefits that can be claimed in California.
Medical care coverage
Almost all injured workers will incur medical costs as a result. When claiming workers’ compensation, all of these costs will be compensated as long as they are deemed to be related to the injury caused at work.
Temporary disability benefits
If you are unable to work for some time after the injury, you will be able to gain back a portion of wages lost.
Permanent disability benefits
If you are made permanently disabled as a result of your injuries, you will be able to gain additional benefits that will supplement your long-term income loss.
Supplemental job displacement benefits
If you are no longer able to work in your profession because of your injury, you may be able to gain funding that will allow you to retrain in a different career.
Payments to the dependents of a person who was fatally injured at work or due to a work-related illness will be made.
If you or a loved one has been injured at work in California, it is important that you take swift action to gain the compensation that you deserve. This will help you to move forward positively after the unfortunate incident.