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Workers’ Comp: The Impact of Child Support On Your Workman Comp Claim

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If you are a non-custodial parent in California, you may wonder how child support will impact your workers’ compensation claim. The answer is, unfortunately, not straightforward. In this blog post, we will explore the impact of child support on workman comp claim in California.

What is Child Support?

Child support is a payment made by one parent to another for the support of their child or children. In the context of workers’ compensation, child support payments can impact an injured worker’s claim. For example, if an injured worker is receiving workers’ compensation benefits and paying child support, the child support payments may be deducted from their workers’ compensation benefits. This can reduce the money the injured worker receives from their workman comp claim.

The Impact of Child Support On Your workman comp claim

When you are injured at work, you may be able to receive workers’ compensation benefits. However, if you are also paying child support, you may wonder how that will impact your workman comp claim. Here is how child support impacts your workers’ compensation claim.

  1. If you are receiving child support, it will not impact your workers’ compensation benefits. However, your workers’ compensation benefits may be reduced if you are paying child support. Your workers’ compensation benefits are considered part of your income. If you are receiving child support, the person paying it (usually the other parent) may be required to pay a higher amount.
  1. If you are paying child support, it could impact your workers’ compensation benefits. The amount of child support you pay can affect how much money you receive from workers’ compensation. If you are paying a lot of child support, you may not be able to get as much money from workers’ compensation. This is because the money you receive from workers’ compensation is based on your income. If you are not making as much money because you are paying child support, you will not be able to get as much from workers’ compensation.
  2. If you receive workers’ compensation benefits and have a family member receiving child support, it is important to be aware that your benefits could be impacted. The amount of child support being paid can impact the workers’ compensation benefits you are eligible to receive. If you have any questions about how your benefits could be affected, you should speak to an experienced workers’ compensation attorney.
  1. If you are a sole proprietor and are paying child support, it could impact your workers’ compensation benefits. This is because, as a sole proprietor, you are not considered an employee of your business. Therefore, you would not be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits if you are injured while working. However, if you can prove that someone else’s negligence caused your injury, you may be able to sue them for damages.
  1. If you are a sole proprietor and receive child support, your workman comp claim and benefits will not impact your workman comp claim. However, if you are an employee of a company, your workers’ compensation benefits may be reduced by the amount of child support you are receiving. This is because workers’ compensation is intended to replace your lost wages, and if you are already receiving child support, your lost wages are not as great.
Conclusion

While child support may not be something you think about when you are injured at work, it is important to understand how it may impact your workman comp claim. If you are receiving child support, your benefits may be reduced by the amount of child support you are owed. However, your benefits will not be affected if you are paying child support. In either case, it is important to keep track of any changes in your child support situation so that you can accurately report them to your workers’ compensation carrier.

To learn more about how child support can impact your workers’ compensation claim, contact Gaylord and Nantais Attorneys at Law at (562) 561-2669. Now!

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Thomas M. Nantais

Thomas M. Nantais

Thomas M. Nantais is the Co- owner of Gaylord & Nantais, a legal firm specializing in workers’ compensation, in the state of California. This firm deals in getting hearing loss compensation and work related injuries compensation for those who have worked in the state of California. With his sincere efforts, Thomas is committed to meet the highest standards of the legal industry, and aims to provide the clients with an honest and aggressive representation.

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