Publication Date: May 08, 2016
Binding: Kobo eBook
More than a million Californians a year suffer job-related injuries or illness. For many, receiving compensation can be a nightmare, since recent laws give employers and insurance companies far greater rights and employees fewer medical benefits.
California Workers' Comp shows how to handle a California workers' compensation claim from start to finish. This plain-English guide, explains how to work with the insurance company to receive the medical treatment and benefits. Workers will find out how to:
file a claim
protect their legal rights
receive the medical care they need
get the benefits they're entitled to
deal with uncooperative employers, doctors, and insurance agencies
negotiate a settlement
present their case before a judge
This complete guide can help people handling their own claims or filing on a minor or other's behalf. This edition is completely updated to cover significant changes in the area of permanent disability ratings, along with recent updates to the Labor Code and other workers' comp laws. A comprehensive chapter is included for computer users with repetitive strain injuries.