A worker’s compensation claim must include a number of different types of benefits that are paid by your employer.
Your benefits must include medical care that can help you recover and get treatment after an injury. Medical care must be provided either for a workplace injury that you suffered at work, or illness that you suffered a result of repeated exposure at work. Every year, thousands of workers suffer from occupational illnesses or diseases as a result of toxic exposure in the workplace. Worker’s compensation benefits must cover these treatment expenses as well. Your workers’ compensation claim must include the cost of visits to the doctor, hospitalization, diagnostic tests, the cost of medicines, and any travel costs that were incurred in the treatment of your injury.
If your injury does not allow you to perform your present job while you’re recovering, then your employer must also pay your temporary disability benefits. In those cases, where you do not recover completely from your injuries, and you have suffered a complete or permanent loss of your physical or mental abilities as measured by your doctor, then your employer must also pay permanent disability benefits.
If you are eligible for permanent disability benefits, then you may also be eligible for supplemental job benefits that provide for vocational training or skills enhancement that can help you perform another job.
For advice help filing a worker’s compensation claim to recover benefits, speak to a Los Angeles worker’s compensation attorney. For more information about your rights after an injury, speak to a Los Angeles worker’s compensation attorney.