How Long Do Workers’ Comp Benefits Last? Plus, 4 Special Benefits You May Potentially Recover

April 25, 2024

How Long Do Workers’ Comp Benefits Last? Plus, 4 Special Benefits You May Potentially Recover

Woman seeks help for benefits following a workers compensation claimWorkers’ compensation is a state-mandated legal remedy that can provide benefits those who suffer work-related injuries or illnesses. 

Workers’ compensation can help cover benefits for a wide-variety of on the job injuries, including:

  • Slips and falls from places as low as tripping on an uneven floor to places as high as falling from a rooftop
  • Falling/heavy equipment, such as a machine tipping over, or a loose metal crashing on a construction site
  • Car accidents transporting goods
  • Electrocutions from broken power lines or other cables
  • Entrapment between walls or other equipment
  • Overexerting your body past physical limits that causes a serious injury. 
  • Truck accidents on busy freeways

Some of the most common on-the-job injuries include:

  • Broken Bones
  • Neck Injuries
  • Cuts and Lacerations
  • Back Injuries
  • Contusions
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Loss of Limbs
  • Head Injuries

There are various factors that can affect how long benefits last, how much you receive, and how long the case will take.

How long do workers’ compensation benefits last?

Workers’ compensation benefits in California generally last 104 weeks, or 2 years. There are rare cases where severe injuries may help extend benefits for 240 weeks, which is 4 ½  years.

How much will I receive for my workers compensation case?

Generally, workers compensation in California is equal to two-thirds of your weekly income or wage.  For example, if you normally receive $750 per week, you will receive approximately $500 for your workers compensation settlement. 

How long will my case take?

Usually, you will start receiving workers compensation benefits a few weeks after your claim (around 14 days). However, there are potential roadblocks.  For example:

  • Having a more complex, multi-layered claim
  • Not notifying your employer right away
  • Filing a claim past the one year statute of limitations

Your employer is required by law to provide workers’ compensation benefits. Failure to provide workers’ compensation is a misdemeanor.

worker electrocuted at construction site - they may be eligible for workers comp benefits

If your case has been denied, or is under a serious delay, you might benefit from speaking with a Los Angeles workers’ compensation attorney.  At C&B Law Group, our lawyers are familiar with the process of California workers’ comp laws, and are willing and able to help you if your case has gone awry.

We will help reinforce your claim using facts such as:

  • Getting pictures of your injuries
  • Helping with witness accounts
  • Obtaining medical reports from your treating physician.

Our team will even negotiate with your employer’s insurance carrier to obtain the maximum possible compensation for your claim. 

Potential benefits that can be recovered in workers’ compensation claims include:

  • Medical benefits: this helps pay for high medical bills stemming from doctor visits or prescriptions associated with the illness.
  • Disability benefits: this helps after an injury renders one unable to work because of their injuries. Both permanent and non-permanent disability benefits are available.
  • Vocational rehabilitation: this helps with job training if your injury or illness prevents your from fully participating in your previous position
  • Dependent death benefits:  this helps any dependents, such as children, spouse, parents, grandparents, etc., receive benefits if your injury or illness led to death

Your workers’ comp attorney will manage all the details concerning your claim so you can focus on your recovery and getting back to your everyday life as soon as possible.

Whether you were just injured at work, or you are experiencing delays with payment, please contact the LA workers’ compensation attorneys at C&B Law Group with any questions regarding a claim. Our clientele stretch all over California, including Bakersfield and the Inland Empire.

We want to make the process of recovering after a workplace injury more seamless for you. Let us help with your workers’ compensation case.

Get in touch with an LA workers compensation attorney today for a free consultation!

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