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It is no secret that, although employers in Palmdale and across California are legally required to provide a workers’ compensation benefit scheme, it can prove difficult for injured workers to recover what they are entitled to, when they need it. If you cannot return to work due to a workplace injury, therefore becoming unable to earn the income you and your household have come to rely on, you deserve to be adequately compensated. At Koszdin, Fields, Sherry & Katz, our attorneys focus solely on workers’ compensation claims, a focus 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 Palmdale workers’ compensation attorney.

What Are Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

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.

What Could I Be Entitled To?

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 Palmdale attorney will ascertain exactly what you are eligible to claim following your initial consultation but, in general terms, you could receive:

  • Medical benefits, including access to top specialists and the treatment you need
  • Disability benefits while you are unable to work
  • Permanent disability, or a settlement, when your injuries are unlikely to heal
  • Social Security disability, where applicable

Should you fall victim to a fatal workplace injury, your surviving family members could be entitled to benefits as follows:

  • Up to $10,000 funeral or burial expenses
  • Up to $250,000 for a single dependant
  • Up to $290,000 for two dependants
  • Up to $320,000 for three dependants

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 Palmdale attorney could secure you the benefits you are entitled to.

Schedule Your Free Initial Consultation with a Palmdale Workplace Injury Attorney Today

To ensure that you, and your family, receive the best possible outcome from your case, call Koszdin, Fields, Sherry & Katz at 800-747-3447 today for a free initial consultation.