Few situations are more stressful than losing your career as a result of a work-related injury. If you have found yourself in this predicament, you can count on our legal team at Berry, Smith & Bartell, a Professional Law Corporation to provide you with qualified legal counsel. When you are suffering from the permanent effects of a work injury, you need to fight for maximum workers’ compensation.
You can be confident that we will interact with you from start to finish in a compassionate, helpful, and committed manner.
A career ending injury thwarts you from working in the occupation you had prior to your injury.
Examples of these types of injuries include:
By helping you with retraining and job placement, your employer and his insurance company will reduce the amount of wage loss benefits they have to pay.
If you have suffered a career-ending injury, you could be entitled to benefits that include vocational counseling, tuition reimbursement for college, and/or wage loss benefits.
If you were injured and your employer did not offer you suitable work within 60 days of learning you suffered a permanent partial disability, you could qualify for supplemental job displacement benefits (SJDBs). This voucher of $6,000 can be used for training at a California public school or with any other provider on the state’s eligible training provider list.
The voucher is due within 20 calendar days from the expiration of time for making an offer of alternative work. These benefits are only available to you if you cannot return to your former job and if you were not offered modified work by your employer. Your employer must offer you a job that pays no less than 85% of your earnings at the time of your injury and a job that is expected to last at least 12 months. Additionally, you could be eligible for a return-to-work supplement of $5,000.