If you have been injured at work, you may be seeking to recover compensation to help ease the physical, emotional, and financial burns that have occurred as a result of your injury. Continue reading to learn about filing for workers’ compensation after sustaining an injury on the job in California.
What Benefits are Offered in California?
Workers’ compensation benefits should cover the following in California:
- Medical care: You will require medical care after an injury is sustained. Workers’ compensation should cover the cost of your medical care and any medication needed to recover.
- Temporary disability benefits: Your injury should not impact your ability to make a living. If you are unable to return to work for a period of time, you should be provided with temporary disability benefits in place of a paycheck.
- Permanent disability benefits: You may qualify for permanent disability benefits if you never fully recover from your workplace injury.
- Supplemental job displacement benefits: If you were injured in 2004 or after in California, you may qualify for a voucher that will cover the cost of retraining or skill enhancement if you do not fully recover.
- Death benefits: If someone loses their life on the job, spouses, children or other dependents of that individual may be entitled to certain benefits.
What steps should I take after being injured on the job?
Take the following steps after sustaining injuries at work:
- Notify your employer or supervisor. This is an important first step if you have been involved in an accident on the job. It is crucial to make your employer aware of the injury.
- Seek medical assistance as soon as possible. Be sure to collect all medical documentation relating to your treatment. This documentation should state the date, time, and severity of your injuries. Ensure that you are treated accordingly.
- Report your accident to the state Division of Workers’ Compensation by filling out a claim form. This form will be turned over to your employer who is legally obligated to provide you with this form at least one day after being notified of your injuries.
If you have any further questions regarding workers’ compensation after sustaining injures on the job in California, reach out AllianceMeds today.
If you have become the victim of an on-the-job injury, it may be beneficial to speak with an attorney and the doctor that is treating you to determine how to make the process as easy as possible. AllianceMeds understands that a workplace accident can be challenging and is here to help. We will deliver your medication to your door using overnight delivery and cover any out-of-pocket expenses that may arise. If you have any questions about how we can help, contact AllianceMeds today.