What rights can a Sacramento Workers Compensation Attorney help me with?
The Sacramento Workers Compensation Attorneys can help you obtain benefits, under the Labor Code, when you suffer a work-related injury or illness. Our lawyers have mastered several facets of workers' compensation claims, which result from car accidents, slip and falls, burns, and other workplace accidents resulting in injury or illness. Psychological injuries may also occur in the workplace, produced by mental abuse from your employer or co-workers for example.
Besides being injured from a single event or a traumatic injury, a Sacramento Workers Compensation Attorney can also assist you from injuries that result from repeated exposures at work, such as hurting your wrist from doing the same motion over and over or losing your hearing because of constant loud noise.
A Sacramento Workers Compensation Attorney can help you with the five basic benefits provided by workers compensation insurance:
Medical care: Paid for by your employer to help you recover from an injury or illness caused by work. Temporary disability benefits: Payments if you lose wages because your injury prevents you from doing your usual job while recovering. Permanent disability benefits: Payments if you donâ€™t recover completely. Supplemental job displacement benefits (if your date of injury is in 2004 or later): Vouchers to help pay for retraining or skill enhancement if you donâ€™t recover completely and donâ€™t return to work for your employer. Death benefits: Payments to your spouse, children, or other dependents if you die from a job injury or illness.
In addition to the five basic benefits provided by workers compensation insurance, a Sacramento Workers Compensation Attorney may be also able to help with claims directly the person that injured you, or help you obtain necessary governmental benefits.