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Advocating for Workers Injured on the Job

Santa Barbara is a beautiful city along California’s central coast, with roughly 88,000 residents. Most of the city’s residents work in education, local government, and aerospace and defense industries. Santa Barbara is also home to nine offshore drilling and production facilities. As a result, Santa Barbara residents are no strangers to workplace hazards.

When it comes to compensation for workplace injuries, many people may find their workers’ compensation claims denied. If you have been injured in the course and scope of work, you may be entitled to recover monetary compensation for such injuries. To determine the full extent of your legal rights for workers’ compensation benefits, you should consult a skilled Santa Barbara workers’ compensation lawyer at Crane Flores, LLP. With over five decades of combined legal experience, our legal team is prepared to assist you with legal issues arising from your workers’ compensation claims.

Have questions about your legal rights concerning workers’ compensation benefits? Call our office at (805) 628-4967 for more information.

Determining Eligibility for Workers’ Compensation

In many workers’ compensation cases, people find their claims denied by their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance providing, citing ineligibility for benefits. However, eligibility to receive workers’ compensation benefits can easily be established in many cases.

Basic eligibility for workers’ compensation hinges on the following factors:

  • An employer-employee relationship: Eligibility of workers’ compensation benefits requires the existence of an employer-employee relationship. When you perform work for your employer, there is a legal presumption of employment under California law. Your employer’s workers’ compensation provider has the burden of refuting that presumption to deny eligibility for benefits.
  • Relationship between injury and employment: To receive benefits, the injury in question must be related to your work. Under California law, injuries arising out of employment and injuries sustained during the course and scope of employment are covered by workers’ compensation benefits.
  • Exclusions from compensability: California’s workers’ compensation system provides benefits to injured workers without regard to fault. However, workers’ compensation benefits are statutorily excluded for intentionally self-inflicted injuries and injury resulting from intoxication.

Workers’ Compensation Benefits

California’s workers’ compensation system provides comprehensive benefits for workplace injuries. Workers’ compensation benefits are designed to compensate workers for injuries to different degrees. The nature of the benefit to which you may be entitled is based on your average weekly earnings.

Under California’s workers’ compensation system, you may be entitled to the following benefits:

  • Medical and hospital treatment: Workers’ compensation benefits coverages the full amount of any reasonable and necessary medical treatment.
  • Temporary disability benefits: If a workplace injury impairs your ability to perform your normal job responsibilities, temporary disability benefits compensate you for up to two-thirds of your lost earnings.
  • Permanent disability benefits: When a workplace injury results in a permanent disability that interfere with you’re your earning capacity or activities of daily living, you can receive permanent disability benefits to the extent of your disability.
  • Supplemental job displacement benefits: You may be entitled to recover benefits compensating your for training costs if your injury precludes you from working in your original occupation.
  • Death benefits: The surviving family of a worker who died due to a work-related injury is entitled to compensation for the economic losses they sustained as a result.

Consult an Experienced Workers’ Compensation Lawyer from Crane Flores, LLP

Our work culture in America often requires us to make certain sacrifices in service of our duties and responsibilities. It is only fair that our employers compensate us for those losses and injuries we sustained in furtherance of their business pursuits. At Crane Flores, LLP, our legal team is committed to protecting the rights of Santa Barbara workers when it comes to compensation for the serious and often life-changing injuries they suffer on the job.

Call our office at (805) 628-4967 or contact us onlineto arrange a free initial consultation exploring your legal rights and options today.

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