La Puente, CA asked in Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for California

Q: injured at work

injured at work need future surgery on arm, 2 disc in spine bluging dre catogory 2 cannot lift no more than 10 lbs, no sitting, standing walking for more than 30 min, nerves are damaged, cannot return to the kind of work i use to do.i have permanate disability in arm and spine, been out of work 2 yrs. was offered 60000 to settle but i said no, requested qme waiting on dr appointment

what does a workerscomp settlemnt include?. future medical, loss of wages, perscritptions, surgeries, after care ect.. would like to know

1 Lawyer Answer
Ruben Montoya
Ruben Montoya
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer

A: Your WC settlement should include future medical, permanent disability %, supplemental job displacement voucher, mileage, out of pocket expenses.

I strongly suggest that you get representation before you dig yourself into a medical whole that you cannot get out off. If you are unable to perform certain activities of daily living you might be entitled to homecare as well. Remember that WC attorneys work on a % of your total settlement. I can reassure you that if you get COMPETENT representation that 15% you will be paying is WAY LESS than the difference he will be able to get you in settlement. Good Luck

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