California’s workers’ compensation laws were designed and established to protect employees who suffer an injury, illness, or disability while on the job. Under California Labor Code Section 37000, all employers are required by law to provide workers’ compensation benefits to their employees. Workers’ compensation is a state-regulated insurance system that provides injured or disabled employees with financial compensation for their medical expenses and lost income. After successfully filing a workers’ compensation claim, the victim will receive payments in lieu of the paycheck he/she would have earned if he/she had been able to work.
Regardless of who is at fault, injured employees are still guaranteed benefits under workers’ compensation laws. Because of this, injured employees forfeit their right to sue their employer in the event of an accident. In order to file a successful workers’ compensation claim, the employee must prove the following:
- His/her injury or illness occurred while at work, on the job, or during employment
- The injury or illness was a result of the job or working conditions
- The injury or illness would not have occurred if the victim was not at work
- The victim is an employee of the company, not an independent contractor or freelance employee
There are certain circumstances that may “disqualify” an employee from receiving benefits. An employee may not be eligible for benefits under California workers’ compensation laws if the following is true:
The injuries were self inflicted
The injuries were sustained during an illegal or unlawful act
The employee was injured while violating company policy
In California, benefits under workers’ compensation law cover a variety of temporary and permanent illnesses and injuries. If you have been injured on the job, you are legally entitled to receive benefits to cover the following:
- Medical expenses and bills
- Medical treatment and care
- Past and future financial losses
- Financial hardship
- Up to two-thirds of your pre-injury salary (tax-free)
- Pain and Suffering
- Wrongful death
Contact Los Angeles Workers’ Compensation Attorney
If you sustained an injury or illness as a result of your job, or while on the job, you may be eligible to file a claim under California’s workers’ compensation laws. Workers’ compensation cases can be very complex, and require the knowledge of a skilled and experienced attorney. Los Angeles workers’ compensation attorney Michael Sabzevar, has successfully helped hundreds of clients throughout the area obtain benefits for their injuries or illnesses. When Mr. Sabzevar commits to a case, he personally examines medical records and insurance paperwork to help his clients file a successful workers’ compensation claim. In addition, Mr. Sabzevar questions witnesses, collects compelling evidence, and aggressively negotiates on behalf of his clients’ best interest. Mr. Sabzevar is dedicated to protecting his clients’ rights, and making sure justice is served.
If you are in need of a compassionate Los Angeles workers’ compensation lawyer, contact the law offices of Michael Sabzevar today for your free consultation at (818) 784-1688.