Frequently Asked Questions About Workers’ Compensation
Our workers’ compensation attorneys at The Los Angeles Auto Accident Attorneys have helped hundreds of injured Los Angeles workers, and we want to help you obtain the resources and benefits you need to get your life back on track after suffering a serious workplace accident. We offer answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about workers’ compensation insurance:
How do I know whether I am eligible for workers’ compensation?
Most Los Angeles employees are covered by workers compensation insurance; however, there are a few exceptions. The Division of Workers’ Compensation provides a partial list of exemptions from coverage requirements online and can provide detailed information if needed.
What types of injuries are covered by workers’ compensation?
Injuries sustained in any workplace accident and occupational illnesses are covered by workers’ compensation insurance. Repetitive injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, that develop over time, are also covered.
What monetary benefits are available if I become disabled?
If a workplace accident or injury leaves you disabled, the monetary benefits you will be entitled to receive under workers’ compensation will depend on the degree and duration of your disability. Benefits are paid for Temporary Total Disability (TTD), Temporary Partial Disability (TPD), Permanent Partial Disability (PPD), and Permanent Total Disability (PTD).
Benefit amounts will be based on the wages you were earning before your disability and on the degree of disability. In the case of Permanent Partial Disability, your benefit amount will be based on your previous wages and the percentage of disability (impairment rating) assigned by your treating physician after you reach maximum medical improvement (MMI).
My supervisor says that I can’t get workers’ compensation because it was my fault that I got hurt. Is that correct?
Who pays for workers’ compensation benefits?
Should I hire an attorney to handle my workers’ compensation case?
Can I settle my case?
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