Compensation for Wage Loss
Temporary Disability Benefits
Many workplace injuries cause an employee to be temporarily disabled. This means that, though the employee may be able to return to work, he or she cannot perform at the same level they were at before the injury. As a result, the worker suffers loss of wages because of their lower position. This can have a harsh effect on the employee's income, especially after having suffered an injury.
However, with assistance from an experienced workers' comp attorney, he or she could fight for compensation not only for their injuries, but to cover a portion of their lost wages, as well.
The Difference between Workers' Comp and Disability Benefits
In California, injured workers are entitled not only to workers' compensation, but to disability insurance benefits, as well. Whereas workers' comp covers their medical treatment, disability insurance covers any wages they may lose as a result of temporary disability. In such cases, the amount of the payments is a percentage of the difference between the injured workers' previous weekly wages and their current, reduced wages. These payments are made for a designated time period, or until the employee is no longer considered disabled. However, if the employee's disability is ever determined to be permanent, they no longer qualify for temporary disability.
Trusted Workers’ Comp Help in Walnut Creek, California
The most important decision in any workers' comp or disability situation is to hire a capable workers' compensation lawyer. If you have been injured and have suffered wage loss as a result, contact Brand Peters LLP right away. With 60 years of combined experience in workers' comp law, as well as personal injury and crossover cases, our attorneys could review your case and give you a no-nonsense evaluation. Schedule a consultation today to learn how we can fight for you.
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