As soon as you are injured on the job, you must fill out the claim form from your employer. This starts the process for finding all benefits you may qualify for under state law. Depending on the injury you may have up to $10,000 in medical treatment. Workers compensation insurance provides five basic benefits. The first is medical care, which is paid by your employer to help you recover for the injury. The second is temporary disability benefits, which are payments if you lose wages because your injury prevents you from doing your usual job while recovering. You may also receive permanent disability benefits, which are payments if you don’t recover completely. Supplemental job displacement benefits are vouchers to help pay for retraining or skill enhancement if you don’t recover completely and don’t return to work for your employer. Last are death benefits, which are payments to your spouse, children or other dependents if you die from a job injury or illness.
If you or a loved one has been injured at work it is important to protect your legal rights. Call (916) 922-9902 to speak with a work injury lawyer Sacramento California, Tom Johnson.