What is the full extent of your work injury? You might not immediately know how long it will take to recover or whether you will be able to make a full recovery. Workers’ compensation includes temporary and permanent benefits. Depending on your injury, you may be entitled to one or both of these benefits.
If you suffer a serious concussion or rupture a disc in your back while you are working, you need to talk with an experienced lawyer who understands disability claims. At Glauber Berenson Vego, we will work quickly to review your case and seek appropriate benefits.
Temporary Benefits Available When You Are Unable To Work
In general, temporary disability benefits are calculated based on two-thirds of your salary. You can receive these benefits for up to 104 weeks while you are going through treatment.
When Is An Injury Considered Permanent?
For serious injuries that are permanent, you will receive a whole person impairment as set forth in American Medical Association guidelines. Examples of permanent injuries are amputation, loss of sight, chronic orthopedic or psychiatric complaints.
Your age, occupation and ability to compete for a job are all considered when reviewing the effects of a permanent disability and will affect the amount of a settlement. Our attorneys will work hard to efficiently obtain the maximum amount of available benefits through a settlement or trial, if necessary.
Learn More About Your Situation
Find out more about available temporary and permanent workers’ compensation benefits by calling our Pasadena/Glendale law offices to schedule a free initial appointment at 626-796-9400. You can also contact us online, if more convenient. Our staff speaks Spanish.