If you have suffered a work injury, you might be entitled to receive a wide range of workers’ compensation benefits – depending on the severity of your injury and the impact it has on your earning capacity.
Experienced workers comp lawyer Thomas F. Martin can review your case, determine what kind of benefits you are entitled to, and make sure you receive the right level of medical care and financial assistance.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits You Might be Entitled to Receive
Under California law, you have the right to receive quality medical care for your injuries without having to pay anything out of your own pocket. The insurance company is required to pay for your treatment, rehabilitation, and long-term care, if necessary.
Generally, you are required to select a physician from your employer’s medical provider network. In some cases, however, you might be eligible to receive out-of-state medical care. For instance, if the treatment you need is not available in California, you can get treated in another state and the insurance company still needs to pay for it.
In case of an emergency, you can get the medical care you need in a different state and then ask the insurance company to pay for it. If they refuse to do so, experienced workers comp lawyer Thomas F. Martin can talk to the insurance company on your behalf, prove that you had a valid reason to seek out-of-state medical care, and get them to pay for it.
Temporary Disability Benefits
If you are unable to work or can only work on a part-time basis due to your work injury, you can receive temporary disability benefits. These benefits are meant to compensate you for the loss of income caused by your work injury. You will be paid two-third of your weekly salary (if you are unable to work) or two-third of the wages you stand to lose as a result of not being able to work on a full-time basis (if you can work on a part-time basis).
If the insurance company fails to pay you two-third of your weekly wages or if refuses to pay you temporary disability benefits altogether, California workers comp lawyer Thomas F. Martin can negotiate with them on your behalf, take your case to the appeals board or the court if needed, and make sure you receive the benefits you are entitled to.
Supplemental Job Displacement Benefits
If you are unable to perform your work-related duties due to your injury, your employer is supposed to offer you a different job or modify your work-related duties to accommodate your disability. If they are unable to do so, you can receive supplemental job displacement benefits and get the training you need to find a new job or choose a new career altogether.
Permanent Disability Benefits
If you suffer a permanent, irreversible work injury, you are entitled to receive permanent disability benefits. If you have a permanent disability rating of 100, you will receive these benefits for the rest of your life. If it is between 1 and 99, you will receive these benefits for a set period of time.
Being a highly accomplished workers comp lawyer, Thomas F. Martin can determine whether you have received the right disability rating and make sure the compensation you are paid is commensurate with your disability rating.
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Attorney Thomas F. Martin recognizes how stressful it is to put your career on hold, and to have to deal with medical treatment denials, a recovery period, and loss of wages. He personally oversees every case he takes on, and he works directly with his clients to ensure they are constantly aware of where they stand in their claim.
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