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Some workers’ compensation cases require more than just submitting an insurance claim to recover benefits for your lost wages and medical expenses. Following an occupational injury or illness in San Bernardino, the Division of Workers’ Compensation or your employer may try to challenge your claim. In this situation, your workers’ comp case may look more like a personal injury lawsuit.
Recovering financial benefits through your state’s workers’ compensation program should be relatively easy. It is a no-fault system put in place for your benefit as an employee. If you get injured on the job in California, your employer’s workers’ comp insurance provider should send you a check for your losses within a few weeks.
Nobody should have to worry about whether or not they will receive workers’ compensation benefits if they sustained an on the job injury in San Bernardino. Thankfully, California law requires nearly every employer to provide certain benefits for injured workers. At DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo, our San Bernardino workers’ compensation attorneys want to discuss what kind of benefits are available under this system.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected over one million people worldwide, with tens of thousands of deaths reported across several countries. COVID-19, or the coronavirus, has had a major impact on workforces, including employees in San Bernardino and throughout California. This has led many workers to seek income through other sources, such as insurance claims and unemployment benefits.
Protect your rights as a worker in California by learning the state’s wage and hour laws. California’s overtime laws are constantly changing. Employers too often shortchange employees on overtime wages, either out of ignorance of the law or an intentional attempt to save money. If you understand the law and your rights, you can put a stop to overtime violations early.
Workers’ compensation is one of your rights as an employee in California. The workers’ compensation program is a no-fault recovery system in which you could receive payment for your medical bills and partial lost wages without needing to prove someone else’s negligence. Almost every worker in California is eligible for workers’ comp.