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Our attorneys at Gaylord & Nantais are among the finest Long Beach workers’ compensation attorneys, having over 40 years of expertise helping clients maximise the benefits associated with workers’ compensation claims. We assist our customers in successfully navigating the workers’ compensation procedure. Our objective is to offer our customers with the finest quality legal services in a timely manner.
Worker’s Compensation is designed to help you get the care you need after you receive a work-related injury. The compensation you receive is used to pay your medical bills and cover your financial losses from missing work. Since your injuries are work-related, your employer is financially responsible for your care and can provide any funds you lost due to missing work.
Hearing loss, either partial or full, is one of the most common work-related disabilities. In fact, more and more people are filing Worker’s Compensation claims against employers who did not follow the correct guidelines. Many employers either didn’t know they were required to provide protective gear or they simply refused to pay the added expense. The result is hundreds of workers each year are being diagnosed with work-related hearing loss.
Construction workers have the right to a safe work area. The following are frequently asked questions about construction sites and Workers’ Compensation claims. The key is finding a Workers’ Compensation lawyer to help you get the answers you need.
Your Worker’s Compensation claim will be approved or denied based on many different factors. Many people are denied because they waited to file their claim until after they have lost their job. If you want your claim to be approved, it’s important that you file your claim as soon as possible to ensure all deadlines are met and that your injury is properly diagnosed in a timely fashion.
Healthcare workers, first responders, paramedics, and many other employees in the medical and health industry are on the front lines fighting COVID-19. While these employees face the highest risk of acquiring the virus, they might not be able to file workers’ compensation for COVID-19 claims.
The new legislation is now in the works to make sure these essential employees are protected if they end up getting infected by the virus.
The following are the top FAQs about Worker’s Compensation Claim and Insurance
During these trying times of the COVID-19 pandemic, all of us are doing everything possible to prevent the spread of coronavirus, stay healthy, and eventually return to normal lives. Many employees have been laid off and asked to work from home. However, certain essential workers like doctors, nurses, delivery drivers, grocers, police, and others are performing their duties in this hour of need.
If you are one of the essential workers, you should know that the guidelines specific to COVID- 19 exposure and workers’ compensation are formulated by each state’s Workers’ Compensation Board. The board of each state operates independently with its own rules and regulations.
The COVID-19 pandemic is the most stressful time for every employee as it has caused tens of millions of job losses across the country and increased the work pressure on essential workers in difficult conditions.
Due to the early effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the job loss rate touched 3.5% in February and rose to 4.4% in the next month and is now estimated to be at least 15%. According to the Washington Post the U.S. economy is expected to lose around 5 million travel and hospitality-related jobs this year due to the coronavirus crisis.
Many essential workers like those who work for health care facilities, grocery stores, pharmaceuticals, utilities, and law enforcement services continue to work during this health crisis. Since these workers risk their lives to protect others, they must be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits due to work-related injuries or job loss.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone in some tragic way. It has been especially difficult for essential employees who have been on the front lines facing the coronavirus head-on. If you believe you have a reason to file a coronavirus workers’ compensation claim, there are a few things you need to know.