San Francisco Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
San Francisco Bay Area Workers’ Compensation Claims
Employees who are injured on the job, or incur work-related illnesses are entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits which cover their medical expenses, replace a portion of lost income, and sometimes pay for retraining. Loved ones of workers who die of their job-related injuries or illness can receive Workers’ Compensation death benefits. The Workers’ Compensation attorney of San Francisco’s Fleming Law can help you receive the full benefits you are entitled to.
The Purpose of Workers’ Compensation
Workers’ Compensation was created to make sure that injured workers can get the medical care that they need right away and replace some of their lost income quickly, without the need to prove fault on the part of employers. The other side of that coin is that it protects employers from lawsuits, in most cases.
A Workers’ Compensation claim is an insurance claim, not a lawsuit and not government assistance. Employers are required by law to carry Workers’ Compensation insurance for the protection of their employees.
Some workers are not entitled to Workers’ Compensation coverage because they are not employees. For instance, independent contractors are not covered by Workers’ Compensation. However, some employers miscategorize workers to avoid paying for Workers’ Compensation insurance.
Our San Francisco Workers’ Compensation attorney can help you determine if you are eligible for Workers’ Compensation benefits.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Workers’ Compensation benefits can include:
- Medical treatment for you work-related injury or illness
- Temporary disability – two-thirds of your average weekly wage for up to two years if you are certified as unable to work.
- Permanent disability payments if you are unable to return to work after reaching maximum medical improvement.
- Vouchers to pay for retraining
If you have been injured on the job, or suffered a work-related illness, in the San Francisco Bay Area, please call our Bay Area Workers’ Compensation attorney at 1-800-930-3039 or contact us online. The initial consultation with a Bay Area Workers’ Compensation attorney is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, in most cases we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a personal injury lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.