Getting injured at work can set you back for weeks, months, or perhaps even years on end. That’s why workers’ comp exists – it protects you and pays you if you can’t work due to an injury you sustained on the job.
You may have experienced one of the common injuries associated with workers’ comp in California. Now is the time to learn more about on-the-job injuries as well as the workers’ comp benefits you could potentially receive.
Common Workplace Injuries in California
The common workplaces injuries in the state of California include:
- Injuries from a repetitive motion
- Injuries from lifting heavy objects
- Slip and fall injuries
- Injuries from falling or flying objects
- Injuries from pushing and pulling
Your injury could have happened all at once or over time. For instance, perhaps you were on a construction site, and some lumber fell on you and broke your arm. Or, maybe you type every day for eight hours a day, and over time, this leads to you experiencing carpal tunnel syndrome. Either way, you may be eligible for workers’ comp.
How Much Will I Receive?
With workers’ comp, you can receive up to two-thirds of your pre-tax gross wage. The maximum amount is $1,356.31 per week in California, and the minimum amount is $203.44. To apply for workers’ comp, you should file a report with your employer as soon as the accident occurs and make sure you go to your doctor for treatment ASAP. You can always call a lawyer for help with your claim.
Contacting Timmons, Tichy & Associates, Inc.
If you’ve been injured on the job in California, you can contact the workers’ compensation attorneys Timmons, Tichy & Associates, Inc. at (916) 444-0321 for a free consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.