Injuries Covered by Workers’ Compensation
California workers who are injured on the job have a right to know that they’ll receive compensation after suffering injuries that threaten their life or that deprive them of their ability to earn a living. Unfortunately, after suffering a qualified workplace injury, collecting the benefits that workers are entitled to receive, isn’t always easy. Learn about the injuries that are covered by California workers’ compensation benefits below, and contact the experienced injured worker attorneys at Hanning & Sacchetto, LLP with any additional questions.
What injuries do workers’ compensation benefits cover?
According to the laws in the state of California, workers are entitled to compensation when they suffer an injury or illness that arose out of employment or occurred during the course of employment. In other words, most injuries will only be covered if the worker was hurt while on the clock for their job. However, if an injury or illness was caused by the victim’s work, they can seek compensation for their medical expenses and lost work, even when symptoms don’t manifest until the victim is no longer on the clock, or even after the victim no longer works for that employer.
Injuries don’t always happen in traumatic accidents that coworkers or supervisors can witness for themselves. Workers whose injuries are the result of chronic illness or repetitive motion may find it even more challenging to prove their right to workers’ compensation benefits than sudden accident victims. In these cases, the help of an attorney may be crucial to getting the compensation they deserve.
Injuries that may be covered by workers’ compensation when they happen at work or are related to the victim’s work include:
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Psychological trauma or stress-related illnesses
- Sprains, strains, or other damage to ligaments or soft tissue
- Illnesses caused by on-the-job chemical exposure
- Damage to hearing, vision, or other senses caused by work
Getting the compensation you deserve for an on-the-job injury isn’t always easy
Many California employees find it impossible to get the money they deserve without getting skilled help from an attorney who focuses on fighting for injured workers. The experienced and aggressive Whittier, Arcadia, Southern California workers’ compensation lawyers at Hanning & Sacchetto, LLP have advocated for hundreds of workers who were injured on the job. Our seasoned lawyers are ready to take on your claim, ensuring that you can pay your bills and provide for your family while you heal from a workplace accident.
If you’ve been hurt on the job in Southern California and need help getting benefits for your work-related injuries, contact the effective, knowledgeable, and seasoned workplace injury lawyers at Hanning & Sacchetto, LLP for a no-cost consultation at (562) 698-6446, with additional offices in Ontario, Pomona, Arcadia, Glendora, and Irvine.