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Injuries Which May Qualify for Temporary Disability Benefits

 Posted on September 13,2023 in Types of Benefits

CA injury lawyerTemporary disability benefits are a form of workers’ compensation designed to provide financial assistance to individuals who are unable to work due to a temporary injury or illness. In California and other states, these benefits aim to replace a portion of the individual’s lost wages during their recovery period. If you believe you may qualify for temporary disability benefits, contact an experienced lawyer to assist you in pursuing the compensation you may be entitled to. 

Fractures and Broken Bones

These are common injuries that can result from various accidents, such as falls, car accidents, or workplace accidents. These injuries can require immobilization, surgeries, and extensive rehab. Individuals who sustain fractures or broken bones that significantly impact their ability to work may be eligible for temporary disability benefits until they recover and can return to their regular work duties.

Sprains and Strains

Injuries like sprains and strains can occur due to sudden movements, overexertion, or repetitive motions. These injuries often affect joints, muscles, or tendons, causing pain and limited mobility. Depending on the severity, individuals with sprains or strains may be unable to perform their regular job duties, leading to eligibility for temporary disability benefits while they heal and regain their functionality. 

Surgery Recovery

Certain surgeries require a significant recovery period during which individuals may be unable to work. Whether it’s a planned procedure or an unexpected surgical intervention due to an injury or illness, individuals may qualify for temporary disability benefits during their recovery period. Examples of surgeries that may lead to temporary disability benefits include joint replacements, hernia repairs, and more.

Workplace Burns

Accidents, fires, or chemical exposures can result in painful workplace burns. These injuries often require lengthy hospital stays, skin grafts, and extensive rehab. Individuals who suffer from burns may be unable to work during their recovery period and thus may qualify for temporary disability benefits to compensate for their lost wages.

Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries

These head injuries can occur as a result of falls, car accidents, sports-related accidents, or workplace accidents. These injuries can cause a range of symptoms, including headaches, dizziness, memory problems, and cognitive impairments. Individuals who experience concussions or TBIs may require time off work to rest and recover, making them eligible for temporary benefits.

Contact a Morgan Hill Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

To pursue temporary disability benefits, contact the experienced Gilroy workers’ compensation attorneys with Cramer + Martinez. Call 408-848-1113 for a free consultation. 

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