How to Qualify for Workers’ Compensation
Eligibility for Workers' Compensation
There are strict rules that are used to determine one's eligibility and steps you must take to ensure that your application is approved. We can guide you through the process and fight for the benefits you need every step of the way.
Basic eligibility requirements for Workers' Compensation:
- You must be an employee (temporary, full-time or part-time)
- You must have been injured in a work-related accident or became ill
- Your injury could have occurred on a specific date and time or over a continuous period of time
Almost any type of injury is covered by Workers' Compensation, including back injuries, neck injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, inhalation cases, catastrophic cases, burn cases, psychiatric and stress claims, death claims, and other types of orthopedic injuries.
Workers' Compensation is provided regardless of fault. All employees are covered under California's Workers' Compensation laws, whether you are working full-time, part-time, or on a temporary basis.
Workers' Compensation & Off-Site Work Injuries
For many workers, the nature of the job may require commuting off-site. In such cases, injuries that occurred while attending a work event or performing a work-related duty may be covered.
Examples of work-related injuries that may have happened off-site:
- You are injured in a car accident while driving to run errands for work
- You are attending a company event and become injured
- You are at a company party and become injured
Contact Rodich Law Today
If you are not sure about whether your injuries are covered, speak with an attorney. Rodich Law is dedicated to providing knowledgeable and effective counsel to injured workers. When you need benefits, our Woodland Hills law firm is ready to fight for you.