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Workers Compensation Benefits Explained

Claiming benefits for any type of injury does not require you to prove that your employer's negligence caused your condition, only that it is the result of performing your job duties. A workers' compensation settlement is intended to pay for all the medical treatment that will be necessary to help you achieve the maximum medical improvement, which is the highest level of recovery possible given the circumstances of the condition.

Are You Entitled to Wage Replacement?

When your claim for benefits is approved, you will be awarded some form of wage replacement.

  • Benefits you could be entitled to include:
  • Temporary disability is for workers who will eventually be able to return to work, and is divided into Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) and Temporary Total Disability (TTD) (depending on whether you are entirely incapacitated during your recovery period).
  • Permanent disability can be awarded to you if your doctor's prognosis indicates that you will never fully recover from your injury (permanent disability is calculated according to your wages before your injury, the date of the injury, and the degree to which you are disabled).
  • Death benefits could be awarded to you if your loved one died as a result of a work accident or injury (these benefits are computed in proportion to the number of dependents the decedent has).

How Can a Lawyer Help?

A Fresno workers' compensation lawyer from Berry, Smith & Bartell, a Professional Law Corporation is ready to meet with you today to discuss your injury and determine what type of benefits you can expect to receive. With more than 60 years of combined experience, we know how stressful this situation may be for you, and we will stand by you throughout the process.

Contact a Fresno workers' compensation lawyer from our firm today if you have been injured on the job and want to maximize the benefits you receive. Call 1-800-848-6288 to schedule your free consultation. Our firm takes cases on a contingency fee basis.

For a free case evaluation with Berry, Smith & Bartell, a Professional Law Corporation call 1-800-848-6288 today!

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