The Kaufman Law Firm
The Kaufman Law Firm Represent the victims of Employment and Labor law through out the Westlake Village California. The firm has recovered over $50 million on behalf of wronged employees. Call at 818-990-1999 today.
The Kaufman Law Firm 818-990-1999
4195 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd, Suite 250 Westlake Village CA 91362
Westlake Village
818-990-1999
Los Angeles
310-981-3404

Some basic tips on workers’ compensation

You Have Rights As A Worker. I Will Help Protect Them.
The Kaufman Law FirmMay 16, 2016Employee Rights

If you are injured on the job, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation pays you regular amounts to help cover your living expenses and partially replace your working wage until you can return to work. It also requires that your employer pay for any medical expenses related to your injury. But these benefits are not automatic; you must file a claim and it must be approved before you can begin receiving payments. This post will go over some basics tips regarding your benefits.

You need to notify your supervisor as soon as possible. If you are severely injured and unable to do so initially, you have up to 30 days to notify your employer. Failure to report within 30 days could result in a denial of your benefits. You may have a co-worker or family member notify your employer but they must be able to answer some questions about you and the injury. If instead of a sudden injury, you are slowly getting sick, then you should report it to your supervisor the moment you determine that you are sick.

If it is an emergency, seek medical attention and, if possible, tell the treating staff that you were injured while at work. Once your claim is filed, your employer must pay for your medical expenses, regardless of whether you miss work or not.

Here are some general tips on workers’ compensation:

  • Temporary and part-time workers are eligible to receive benefits.
  • Workers’ compensation benefits are not dependent on lawful resident status.
  • Your employer cannot fire or punish you for reporting an injury and filing a claim.

If you were injured at work, you may have a valid workers’ compensation claim. Most companies should have a streamlined process to help you easily file your claim. However, you may still want to have a lawyer go over the paperwork with you. Your Human Resources Rep may sound like he or she is on your side but remember that you are filing a claim to collect payments from your employer. This claim is going to cost them money so their interests are opposed to yours. A wrongful termination attorney can work to help ensure that you are being treated fairly and your claim is properly filed.

Tags:

Share On:

Have You Been Wrongfully
Terminated?

Contact the Westlake Village Employment Attorney at the Kaufman Law Firm For a Free Initial Consultation

Your job is more than just a source of income. It is a major part of your lifestyle. If you have been the victim of wrongful termination, wrongful demotion or any kind of discriminatory business practices, it is time to take action and contact a Ventura employment law attorney that can help. Attorney Matthew A. Kaufman and the team at The Kaufman Law Firm bring experience and a vast arsenal of legal resources to help clients recover the money they deserve.

To learn more, contact our Westlake Village or Los Angeles law office today and schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case.

Contact us to protect your workplace rights