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Employees who suffer from work injuries and illnesses have multiple benefits under the Workers Compensation Act. The act talks about the rights, obligations of both, employers and injured employees. The Law Offices of Dr. Peter M. Schaeffer represent only employees who suffer from job accidents and illness due to work rather than employers. All those who are officially working and injured within the workplace are entitled to workers compensation and can contact us for the benefits they deserve.
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The Workers’ Compensation Act covers all the accidents that arise out of employment and in the course of employment. Hence, all the employees who suffer from illnesses and injuries that are caused by the work, are eligible for the workers’ compensation benefits. These include medical bills, temporary total disability, and permanent partial disability benefits. It also covers death benefits for the employee’s dependents.
Undoubtedly, employers have to pay the workers’ comp benefits as they are responsible according to the act. Thus, most of the employers purchase workers’ comp insurance so that the insurance companies pay for the injured employees on behalf of the employer. The employees aren’t charged with the insurance premium or benefits.
In case of medical requirements for the injured employee, the employer has to pay for it. From First Aid to major surgeries, the employer is responsible. According to the act, the medical coverage includes medical care, emergency expenses, physical therapy, pharmaceuticals, prescribed medicines, doctor visits etc.
During the period where the injured employee cannot return to work or the time where he can only perform light-duty work, the benefits he receives from the employer until he returns to work or recovers is called Temporary Total Disability.
While the employees are healing or recovering from their injury but performing light-duty or part-time work, the benefits given to them by the employer (excluding wages) temporary partial disability.
The Act also provides Vocational rehabilitation. This includes vocational retraining, job searching & counseling. The employer bears all the expenses, maintenance costs, costs for instruction, training, and treatment of the injured employee.
When an employee is unable to perform tasks which he was capable of performing before the injury due to loss of his body or body part, partially or completely, is entitled to permanent partial disability benefits. The employer has to pay his injured employees for loss of body part, or the ability to use a particular body part or body.
When an employee is permanently disabled to perform the tasks which he was capable of performing before the injury due to loss of his both of his hands, legs or one arm and leg, he is entitled to Permanent total disability.
The Act provides for death and survivor benefits. These are calculated as the 2/3rds of the employee’s average weekly wage. The employee’s spouse or children above 18 are the main beneficiaries. If they don’t exist, the benefits are paid to dependants.
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We helped many injured employees 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.