Workers’ compensation is a statutory benefit that provides basic benefits of medical care and compensation for time off work due to an injury that occurred on the job. If you have permanet problems from you r injury you may be entitled to a permanent disability award. The award is based on a whole person impairment from the American Medical Association Guidelines to Permanent Impairment. The percentages are based on measurements, diagnosis, and pain. THe number is adjusted for age occupation and diminished future earning capacity and ultimately results in a number of payments over time ( see useful pdf documents permanent disability chart on home page) In return for providing these benefits without requiring the employee to prove the eemployer is at fault the employer received immunity from a civil claim brought by the employee for the injury. That is, the employee could not file a civil action against the employer. The employee’s exclusive remedy is the workers’ compensation benefits. The damages are also limted in a variety of ways. Last there is a retraining voucher available if you are permanently impaired and cannot return to your date of injury job.
It is important to protect your legal rights. Call (916) 922-9902 to speak with a Sacramento work injury attorney who will answer all your questions and provide a clear plan of action with your Sacramento workers compensation and/or Sacramento social security disability claim. Call Sacramento work injury lawyer Tom R. Johnson today.
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