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Understanding workers' compensation benefits in California

There are any number of reasons that a California worker may file a claim to receive wage replacement benefits. Typically, such claims are often filed after an employee has suffered injury or illness on the job. Depending on the severity of symptoms, a worker may have need of such benefits if he or she is unable to return to the workplace for an extended period of time. Many workers have run into trouble when it comes to obtaining the workers' compensation benefits they deserve.

Certain rules and regulations govern such matters in every state. For instance, employees are usually obligated to file reports in a timely manner for any accidents or situations that have resulted in personal injury or illness in the workplace. If all guidelines are fulfilled, an employer is then responsible for providing lost wage replacement and rehabilitation opportunities.

In some circumstances, a worker may not be covered through workers' compensation insurance. It is therefore advisable to seek clarification of state laws before filing a claim. There have also been many situations where a worker is entitled to receive compensation benefits, but an employer or insurance agency attempts to deny a valid claim.

Such situations are often complicated and stressful for injured workers and their families. In California, there are attorneys who are experienced in obtaining successful results on the behalves of those facing such circumstances. Anyone seeking clarification of the workers' compensation process or having trouble with a current claim can request a meeting to obtain assistance by calling the office of a workers' comp lawyer in the area.

Source: injury.findlaw.com, "Workers' Compensation", Accessed on Aug. 1, 2016

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