Workers' Compensation Benefits

If you have been hurt while on the job, there are a number of benefits that may be available to you through the workers' compensation system. These include:

  • Medical treatment: You will receive all the medical treatment necessary to cure your injury or to relieve the injury's negative effects. This treatment will continue either until you have fully recovered or until you have reached the point of maximum possible recovery.
  • Temporary disability benefits: If your injuries require you to leave the workplace, you will receive 66 percent of your average weekly wage throughout your recovery time. These temporary benefits will last a maximum of two years.
  • Permanent disability benefits: Once you have reached the point of maximum medical recovery, your doctor will assess your condition and determine whether you have suffered any permanent limitations. You will then be entitled to a certain amount of compensation once every two weeks; the amount received depends on the type and severity of your disability.
  • Supplemental job displacement voucher: If you have suffered a serious injury, you may be unable to return to work in your chosen profession. In this case, you may be given a voucher that can be used to pay for training in a new career. The value of this voucher varies between $4 thousand and $10 thousand.

Contact Our Alameda County Attorneys

At Butler Viadro, LLP, we make it our mission to ensure that you receive the proper workers' compensation benefits for your injuries. Whether we are helping you get the medical treatment you deserve or negotiating for the maximum possible disability benefits, our lawyers will protect your rights and interests throughout the entire workers' compensation claims process.

To contact our Oakland, California, workers' compensation injury law firm, fill out our online form. Consultations regarding your work injury are free and confidential.

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