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Why Temporary And Permanent Disability Benefits Fail!


Are you struggling to make ends meet after a work-related injury? You're not alone. The reality is, California's workers' compensation system often falls short in providing adequate financial support to injured workers. At Pacific Workers’ we often see cases of previous injuries. Let's delve into why workers' comp benefits are so low and what options you must ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Temporary Disability Benefits

Permanent Disability Compensation

Temporary disability benefits are meant to replace a portion of your pre-injury wages, typically amounting to two-thirds of your average weekly wage. However, there are minimums and maximums in place, and many injured workers find themselves receiving less than they need to cover their expenses. If you suspect your benefits are inaccurate, it's crucial to seek legal guidance to ensure you're being compensated. We can help you figure out if your benefits are accurate and you're being compensated correctly.

Unlike temporary disability benefits, which aim to offset lost wages, permanent disability benefits are intended to compensate for the lasting impairment caused by the injury. It's common for injured workers to receive permanent disability benefits while still working, as these benefits are not considered a wage offset. However, many find that these benefits are insufficient to maintain their standard of living.

Exploring Alternative Benefits

In cases where workers' comp benefits are inadequate, exploring alternative forms of assistance becomes essential. While navigating various benefit programs can be complex, options such as State Disability Insurance, Unemployment Insurance, and Social Security Disability may provide additional financial support.

Consulting with a Lawyer

The key to maximizing your benefits and ensuring fair compensation is to consult with a knowledgeable workers' comp attorney. An experienced legal professional can assess your situation, identify all available benefits, and advocate for your rights throughout the claims process.

By understanding the challenges of California's workers' compensation system and exploring your options for additional assistance, you can better navigate the path to financial recovery after a work-related injury. Don't hesitate to seek legal guidance to secure the benefits you rightfully deserve.

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