injured workers find them selves immediately temporarily disable due to
the work related accident or disease due to work related toxic exposure.
Disabled workers are sometimes looked at
with suspicion and distrust instead of the compassion and help that they
need. They sometimes find themselves crippled with shame and over taken
by frustration due to undeserved financial worries and physically
Benefits/ Your Rights:
receive a non-taxable check totaling two thirds of your regular pay
checks every two weeks, while you are unable to work.
Insurance Claims Adjusters are not allowed to discriminate or treat you
When an injured worker in
California has suffered a disability that turns out to be permanent, it
is critical to obtain all the benefits due the injured worker from the
workers compensation insurance.
compensation benefits, as well as with other taxpayer-funded safety nets
such as State Disability Insurance, Social Security are available. If
you were unable to work for 12 or more consecutive months you should
file for Social Security Disability Title II benefits. This will give
you a little bit of financial hope.