"We can help if an accident has left you injured or disabled. Don’t let the workers' compensation insurance company intimidate you into accepting a denial of your claim or a low settlement offer." California Workers' Compensation Super Lawyer Bill Turley
The First Step
When handling your work injury case, nothing matters more than the honest truth. Nothing. You must be straightforward and honest about your case. I have seen many instances where a client will sugarcoat their injury and the courts throw out the case. Why? All because they were not honest from the get-go.
The Next Step
If you've been injured on the job, you probably have a ton of questions. I understand. You are concerned about your family and your livelihood. My suggestion is the next step you should take before anything else is to read my book, Win Your Injury Case. I wrote it to help folks like you, good people who got hurt on the job. You can order a free copy and I will cover the shipping too.
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How is Permanent Disability paid?
First, you need medical evidence. Under the California workers' compensation system, this means you need a well reasoned medical report. As always, never take legal advice from the workers' comp adjuster.
Once your doctor says you have permanent Disability, the workers' compensation insurance adjuster will estimate how much you should receive and begin making payments to you, even if the final percentage of disability has not been calculated.
PD benefits are paid in addition to the temporary disability (TD) benefits you have already received. The workers' compensation insurance adjuster must begin paying your PD within 14 days after your TD ends and continue the payments until a reasonable estimate of your disability amount has been paid.
If you have not missed any work, PD payments are due from the date the doctor says you are P&S. PD benefits continue to be paid every two weeks on a day picked by the workers' compensation insurance adjuster until a reasonable estimate of your disability amount has been paid. When the actual amount of PD due has been determined, the amount over the estimate must be paid.
In a nutshell, the workers' compensation insurance adjuster's job is to pay you as little as possible. A seasoned California workers' compensation lawyer will usually be able to help increase your award.
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Disclaimer: Please understand these discussions and/or examples are not legal advice. All legal situations are different. This testimonial, endorsement and/or discussion does not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter, your particular case/ situation and/or this particular case/ situation. Thanks, Bill Turley