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File a California Workers’ Compensation Claim in Court

When you are injured at work, your employer is responsible under California law to help you recover from the injuries by paying workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits are payments that cover a variety of different expenses, such as medical bills and lost wages. However, many employees are confused about how exactly they can get these benefits.  Employers are often not very forthcoming with details on how to file workers’ compensation claims and may even provide intentionally false information to deter you from filing a claim. There are three main ways to pursue a workers’ compensation claim in California: (1) request reimbursement from the insurance company, or (2) file a case in court.

Serious and willful misconduct

In the California Worker’s Comp System, occasionally there will be serious and willful misconduct, either on the part of the employer or on the part of the employee.

Workplace Slip-and-Fall Injuries

Have you ever had a slip-and-fall?  I don’t know about you,  but the first thing “I do” when I tumble is try to do it gracefully.  Next order of business is to thrust my hands out in front of me (or in back of me) and try to protect my face or backside.  Basically, I am trying to break my fall rather than break my nose or tailbone.  Once I make contact with solid ground (ouch), I take a look around hoping no one saw what just went down.  Even if my fall was not seen — it probably was felt and heard.   Thump, bump-bump….expletive!

Death benefits in California Workers comp system are awarded to temporarily or permanently injured employees who later die from the work injury.

Dependents are also entitled to burial benefits.

Workers  comp earnings replacement in Ca pays an injured worker for the time he loses time off due to an on the job injury up to certain limits. These payments are in addition to the payment of any medical expenses that are reasonably necessary.

If an employee gives his employer notice of an injury but he misses no time from work, he does not receive these temporary wage loss benefits. The employee may still be entitled to permanent disability if the injury is permanent, however, even when he doesn’t take any temporary time of work.

Workers Compensation Premiums in California are based on a classification scheme that consideres the dangers of a particular business or occupation as well as the duties and functions of a particular job.

The past safety record of the employer is also considered.

There are many exclusions from workers comp coverage in California.  Listed below are many of the exempt categories.

An employer does not need to cover a “casual employee”. A casual employee is not one who is relaxed, but an employee