Recovering workers’ compensation is one of the ways an injured worker can recover lost wages, medical treatment, and more. However, not everyone is eligible to recover benefits when they need them most. Before you move forward with the process, be sure to recognize your eligibility and what options you have.
Main Injuries Eligible for Workers’ Comp
The injury must have occurred while you were on the job or performing job-related duties. The types of injuries that can qualify you to receive compensation and benefits include:
- Physical injuries: If you suffer head, neck, back, or other physical injuries in the workplace, it most likely qualifies for workers’ compensation. Physical injuries can also include repetitive motion stress, carpal tunnel, and more.
- Mental disabilities: In some cases, stress can qualify a person to recover workers’ compensation. Mental disabilities can also include any diagnosed condition that can limit a person’s ability to perform their daily tasks.
- Medical conditions: Severe and terminal health conditions can also qualify someone to recover workers’ compensation.
Who Isn’t Eligible for Benefits?
A worker might lose their right to pursue benefits if the injury occurred because of their self-harm. Similarly, if someone’s injuries occurred because they were intoxicated or impaired by a drug, they may not be able to pursue workers’ compensation benefits.
If you have a valid workers’ comp claim, and the insurance company denies it, you have rights. You can appeal the denial with the proper paperwork and accurate information to pursue the benefits you deserve. It helps to have a lawyer on your side to guide you through the process.
At Barkhordarian Law Firm, our Los Angeles workers’ compensation attorneys put you and your best interests first. It’s our goal to pursue the benefits you deserve and seek the most favorable outcome possible on your behalf. We fight for employees because we know how challenging this situation can be for you. We’ll be there for you every step of the way.