TEMPORARY DISABILITY BENEFITS WHEN INJURED BUT LAID OFF

PSLaw
Injuried image

TEMPORARY DISABILITY BENEFITS WHEN INJURED BUT LAID OFF

blog

EXPERIENCED WORKERS’ COMP ATTORNEYS FOR INJURED CALIFORNIA WORKERS

The Workers’ Compensation Act says that employees hired, injured, or employed in the state of California are entitled to Workers comp benefits. This coverage starts the instant they start their jobs. It’s against the law for employers to bother employees who practice their rights under the law. But some employees with pending workers’ comp claims, or people who are getting benefits, may be fired for other reasons.

At The Law Offices of Dr. Peter M. Schaeffer, our California workers’ compensation lawyers support on behalf of people who’re dealing with injuries but have been laid off. People in this challenging situation may be entitled to continued advantages.

RECEIVE TEMPORARY BENEFITS FOR WORK INJURIES IN SPITE OF BEING LAID OFF

The Workers’ Comp Commission, the entity that resolves disputes between injured workers & their employers about workplace misfortunes and ailments, has held that workers who are getting weekly temporary total disability benefits are still entitled to their benefits if they’ve been fired or laid off. Employers still have the power to fire workers during their recovery, since California says that the employer or the employee may split the association at any time for a legal reason.

Workers who’re recovering from an injury but are working on light duty may be eligible for temporary partial disability (TPD) benefits. Temporary total disability benefits (TTD) are provided to injured employees who are temporarily incapable of returning to any work or who’re released to perform light-duty work but can’t be accommodated by their employer. These benefits are to be given until the employee returns to work or has attained maximum medical improvement.

The Commissioner has declared that when an injured worker suffers from a temporary condition, they’re entitled to receive weekly workers’ comp benefits for temporary total disability. The protection afforded by the Workers’ Comp Act continues to employees who’re working a light-duty job but are then laid off. A wounded worker who was receiving medical treatment & was under temporary restrictions is assumed “covered” by the Act.

DISCUSS YOUR ISSUE WITH A SKILLED WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ATTORNEY IN CALIFORNIA

If you’ve been laid off from work while receiving benefits, the experienced California workers’ compensation attorneys at The Law Offices of Dr. Peter M. Schaeffer can help you understand your legal rights. Discuss your workers’ comp with us and get the benefits you deserve. We helped many employees who are injured at work in the State of California and the Riverside and San Bernadino counties, which includes the surrounding communities of Riverside, Corona, Moreno Valley, Hemet, Temecula, and Palm Springs. Free Consultation offered for all Workers’ Compensation cases, all Work Related injuries, and all Personal Injuries. Contact us today at (951) 275-0111.

Recent blog updates

blog-images

10 Jul 19

WORKERS COMPENSATION APPEAL PROCESS

EXPERIENCED WORKERS COMPENSATION ATTORNEYS REPRESENTING WORK INJURY VICTIMS Injured employees have a legal right to apply for work injury benefits under the Workers Compensation Act. These benefits are given to the ma

Read More >
blog-images

26 Jun 19

INSURANCE COMPANIES Vs WORKERS COMPENSATION ATTORNEY RIVERSIDE

WORKERS COMPENSATION ATTORNEY RIVERSIDE After undergoing job-related injuries in an accident or getting a diagnosis due to an occupational illness, you might be entitled to recover workers’ comp benefits. According

Read More >
blog-images

19 Jun 19

Finding the right work injury lawyer for your accident

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS AT WORKPLACE A workplace accident can leave you perplexed, terrified and in distress. Understanding what steps to take can assist you to manage the emotional agitation, protect your rights

Read More >

Serving California

The Law Offices of Dr. Peter M. Schaeffer serves the State of California and the Riverside and San Bernadino counties, which includes the surrounding communities of Riverside, Corona, Moreno Valley, Hemet, Temecula, and Palm Springs. Our office locations are conveniently located in the cities of Riverside (main office), Temecula, and Palm Springs

map