It is widely known that, although employers in Santa Clarita and across California are legally required to provide a workers’ compensation benefit scheme, it can be difficult for injured workers to recover what they are entitled to. If you cannot work due to a workplace injury or illness which has left you unable to earn the income you and your household have come to rely on, you deserve to be adequately and fairly compensated. At Koszdin, Fields, Sherry & Katz, our attorneys focus solely on workers’ compensation claims, a fact which has enabled us to build an outstanding level of relevant knowledge, experience and success.
Since 1955, our lawyers have assisted thousands of people from across Southern California, and we are here when you need the skills of an expert Santa Clarita workers’ compensation attorney.
Under California law, workers’ compensation benefits are intended to cover the expenses of all medical treatment required for you to achieve the maximum medical improvement from your workplace injury. This is defined as the point from which you are not likely to improve any further, even with extensive rehabilitation and other treatment. You will also be entitled for compensation in lieu of your lost earnings while you recover, generally capped at two-thirds of your average weekly wage. In the event that you have been left permanently disabled by a workplace injury, your employer’s workers’ compensation scheme could cover a permanent disability payment, based on the percentage of disability as quoted by your doctor.
When you have sustained a serious injury in the workplace, or while carrying out a work-related task or travel, your employer’s workers’ compensation scheme could entitle you to several benefits. Your Santa Clarita attorney will ascertain exactly what you are eligible to claim following your initial consultation but, in general terms, you could receive:
Should you fall victim to a fatal workplace injury, your surviving family members could be entitled to benefits as follows:
Although there is no legal requirement for you to hire an attorney, it is strongly recommended that you do so. Despite your employer being obliged to offer benefits following a workplace injury, it is highly likely that you will receive less than you are entitled to. Similarly, if you have already had a worker’s compensation claim rejected by your employer or their insurers, hiring a Santa Clarita attorney could secure you the benefits you are entitled to.