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We’re Dedicated Workers Comp Lawyers Who Will Get the Job Done
Workers’ compensation laws are enacted to provide injured workers with health benefits. However, obtaining workers’ compensation benefits can be challenging.
Too often, injured workers face obstacles such as a company attempting to claim that the worker’s injury isn’t job related by getting the industrial doctor to say that your injury is from being overweight, or your old, or you have arthritis, or that you were born with it or it happened that some other injury or accident, pretty much anything to say it’s not their fault. Get the help and free advice you need with Cleveland & Metz California lawyers.
Do you have a plan on what to do next? Insurance companies have one for you and you’re not going to like it. They have lawyers working for them, and so should you.
Since 1997, The Law Offices of Cleveland & Metz have successfully represented injured workers in workers’ compensation cases at the same office in Rancho Cucamonga for 22 years. California work injury attorneys Charles Cleveland and John Metz specialize in handling work injury accidents, including those related to diseases and repetitive work traumas, and can help you plan your future through California’s workers’ compensation maze of complex rules and obstacles.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits
There are benefits under California work comp laws that injured workers are entitled to. Your Worker’s Compensation claim is not a lawsuit, it is a claim for benefits under an administrative law system.
1. Medical Treatment MPN
An injured worker has the right to select a work injury doctor, and receive medical treatment necessary to cure or relieve an injury. If you have an admitted case, you must select a doctor within the Medical Provider Network (MPN). You may also be entitled to future medical care depending on your employment status and how you decide to resolve your case. Types of Settlements in Workers Compensation Cases
An injured worker has the right to receive payment of two-thirds of their average weekly gross pay, with certain maximum and minimum limits depending on your date of injury, or state disability if their claim is denied. In order to receive total temporary disability (TTD) on an admitted case, you must be receiving treatment within the MPN.
If an injured worker can’t recover from his or her work injury, they may be entitled to a monetary award. According to workers’ compensation law, after a health condition has been declared permanent, an injured worker may be entitled to permanent disability benefits if the disability or impairment is rate-able under the SCHEDULE FOR RATING PERMANENT DISABILITIES .
4. Job Retraining – Supplemental Job Displacement Voucher SJDV
If an injured worker is no longer able to perform his or her current work duties, and the employer does not offer the worker another position, he or she may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits known as vocational rehabilitation.
California workers’ compensation laws drastically changed in 2004 and 2012 to benefit the work comp insurance companies. How a work comp case is now handled can greatly impact the amount of benefits you receive, or if you receive them at all.
For dates of injury 2013 or later, there is now a new benefit from the Return to Work Fund of $5000. Please contact our office for more free information.
California accident attorneys Cleveland and Metz will ensure that your case is handled professionally. Our fees are on a contingency—meaning, if you don’t win, neither do we. If there is no recovery, there is no attorney fee. To learn more, schedule a free consultation with us by calling: