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How to obtain medical benefits for a work-related injury

What do you do when you get injured on the job? Employers are required by law to take out a workers' compensation insurance, which provides payments to take care of medical bills in case of a workplace injury. Despite this, the system is not usually friendly to injured workers. Employers and insurance firms often refuse injured workers their medical benefits. Further, an injured worker cannot choose where to go to receive medical care; instead, they are required to select a designated health professional from the medical provider network.

Getting compensation for a workplace injury

Most workplace injuries are brought about by unavoidable circumstances, but in most cases, they are due to employer negligence. A workplace injury can be described as an on-the-job injury that includes both mental and physical injuries such as a back injury, spine injury, and brain injury, among others. These workers' injuries warrant for workers' compensation.

Spinal fusion claim data released

California workers who experience injuries related to their job duties should always be able to count on workers' compensation to help them financially. Workers' compensation is supposed to provide coverage for medical costs related to injuries and even provide loss of wages benefits. Other benefits may also be available. The range of injuries covered is great and the California Workers' Compensation Institute recently released data about claims for spinal fusion cases.

What are the top causes of workplace injuries?

When it comes to workplace injuries, some activities and tasks are more likely to cause you serious bodily damage than others. You may be curious to know whether your injury is common or one that not many employees experience. Insurance Journal details some of leading causes of workplace injuries for employees in California as well as across the country.

ERISA and healthcare plans

The federal government passed the Employee Retirement Income Security Act to protect employees and their pension plans as well as other benefits. ERISA governs several benefits for the employees and makes sure all employers continue to provide these benefits. ERISA is a Federal Act, and does not cover those benefits that have been enacted by state laws. It is important to understand ERISA laws in order to protect your benefits and secure your future.

What is crush syndrome?

Los Angeles workers like you who are surrounded by heavy equipment or machinery all day are at an increased risk of dealing with crush injuries. While some mistakenly believe that freeing people immediately from being pinned or crushed is the best course of action, that may not be the case. In the end, it might actually do more harm than good.

Most notorious slipping hazards at the workplace

When a California worker clocks in and starts their day, the last thing they plan for is a slip and fall accident. While California itself may not be notorious for icy walkways, that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of chances for workers to slip and injure themselves.

What Does Workers’ Compensation Cover?

Most employers and their insurers have the habit of undercutting or refuting worker’s compensation claims. This constraints you financially besides denying you access to high quality medical care. When faced with such a situation, you need to seek the services of workers’ compensation attorneys, who will help you get full benefits. Employee compensation is quite complex. A compensation lawyer has an in-depth understanding of the workers’ compensation law and therefore, can offer specialized representation that guarantees maximum benefits.

Worker injured after 20-foot fall at California construction site

Of all the accidents that take place on construction sites, falls are the by far the most common. There are a range of reasons for this. Sometimes workers get careless and hop up on the scaffolding to do a quick job. Other times, the company doesn't provide its workers with the proper harness equipment. And then there are times when holes of dig sites are properly marked.

Benefits of Workers' Compensation Attorneys in Filing a Claim

Most companies and their insurance carriers often reject or minimize the extent to which they compensate employees when unforeseen eventualities occur. Sometimes, they make fraudulent statements aimed at denying the employees their workers' compensation benefits. A resident of Los Angeles who feels disgruntled with the treatment from their employer or the company's insurance carrier after an accident happens at the workplace can hire an experienced attorney to protect his or her interests. California hosts some of the best law firms in the United States.

Seeking Compensation from Cases Related to Workplace Injuries

Workplace injuries are widely considered as some of the most common hazards experienced by workers in various occupations. In most cases, workers are susceptible to dangerous risks especially in professions dealing in construction and the movement of heavy materials. If an accident occurs, an employee is most likely to sustain a back injury or even a neck injury in the worst case scenario. Whatever the circumstances are, you are entitled to fair compensation to expedite your recovery process and cover lost wages.

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