Workers’ Compensation Laws

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Created by our team of legal writers and reviewed by James P. Maniscalco. J.D.

One of the most important workers compensation laws is the deadline for notifying your employer of your injury. You must report your work injury to your employer within 30 days of your work accident, or becoming aware of your work injury.

Failure to notify your employer by the deadline may result in you losing the right to file a claim. Like all laws, the workers compensation laws must be followed.

Workers’ Compensation Laws Entitle You to Benefits

After you get hurt at work, a California workers’ compensation lawyer could help you obtain:

  • All the workman’s compensation benefits you’re entitled to, up to $4,400 a month
  • Monetary compensation to cover your doctor and medical bills
  • Payments for up to 104 weeks of temporary disability
  • Payments for up to 240 weeks of disability for severe injuries
  • Total disability benefits

Reasons for workman’s compensation claims because of a work accident may include:

  • Physical injuries
  • Repetitive stress injuries such as carpal tunnel
  • Diseases contracted as a result of exposure to a toxin at work
  • Temporary and/or permanent disability
  • Vocational rehabilitation

Take Action Now to Protect Your Job

Remember, if you don’t report your work injury to your employer in less than 30 days from your work accident, or becoming aware of your work injury, you could make your situation worse. You may lose your right to file a workers’ compensation claim and your injury could worsen if you don’t seek medical help. Plus, it could potentially cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills, disability payments and lost wages.

You’ve already been hurt at work. Don’t let an employer make your life even harder by firing you because of your injuries. Protect your job and your family.

Put all the workers compensation laws to work for you. Call now to get a free consultation with a workers’ compensation attorney. The workers compensation laws are here to protect you.

Disclaimer: Making a false or fraudulent workers’ compensation claim is a felony subject to up to 5 years in prison or a fine of up to $50,000 or double the value of the fraud, whichever is greater, or by both imprisonment and fine.

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