Workers' Compensation In California

Workers' compensation systems have existed in civilized nations for more than 1,000 years. In the United States, workers' compensation laws are written by the states. California's workers' comp system is more than 100 years old.

The fundamental purpose of workers' compensation is noble: to give harmed workers the resources they need to heal and — if possible — return to work.

What's Supposed To Happen

After an illness or injury, workers file a claim with their employers' workers' compensation insurance carrier.

Workers' compensation provides benefits that cover medical bills, mileage reimbursement for doctor's appointments, wage replacement, compensation for permanent injuries, benefits for survivors and retraining/vocational rehabilitation.

Employers are not allowed to retaliate (termination, for example) against workers who file a workers' comp claim or provide evidence in another employee's workers' comp case.

What Actually Happens

Unfortunately, many insurance companies and employers do everything they can do to deny benefits to the people who need them. As a result, ill and injured workers often:

  • Are forced to see the company doctor
  • Are not given adequate medical care
  • Are forced to return to work before they are healed
  • Do not receive fair compensation
  • Are fired for reporting the illness or injury

After an injury, you have a lot at stake and the other side doesn't care about your future. That's why it is so important to put an experienced workers' comp attorney on your side who will fight for what you deserve.

Speak With A Lawyer For Free

If you have suffered an illness or injury at work, contact an experienced workers' compensation lawyer. Call Auxilium Law Group, PLC, of Encino, California, at 818-817-6842, or connect with us through our website.