SSD in Sacramento with GCWC

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Social Security Disability in Sacramento with Gold Country Workers Comp Center

The process of obtaining SSD in Sacramento can vary from person to person. SSD, or Social Security Disability benefits, can help you if you are out of work and unable to work. Social Security does not depend on where you contracted the medical condition that prevents you from working.  To briefly digress:  We now know that COVID-19 can produce long lasting and serious organ and/or lung damage that may render you unable to work.  (And the law provides various aids in proving you contracted coronavirus at work, meaning you could ALSO have a workers’ compensation claim!)

The first step to take is to contact an Attorney in order to determine if you are eligible. A knowledgeable disability law firm can advise you and ask the right questions in order to know which program(s) you can qualify for (as there can be more than one). Everyone handles their conditions differently, and although you might be diagnosed with a very serious illness, unfortunately that is not the only determining factor to meet Social Security’s or workers’ compensation criteria.

Being injured on the job can mean that would qualify for workers’ compensation, which means that even if the injuries are temporary, you would get some kind of compensation if someone was responsible for your health and safety. If those same injuries were to cause more serious issues and cause you to have to leave work for the foreseeable future, then you might still qualify for SSD in Sacramento in addition to those Workers Compensation benefits.

Some children could be disabled, whether due to birth defects, mental disorders, or physical conditions, and Social Security might understand that this could have lifelong effects in their ability to do work or schooling. Due to the growing cost of caring for a disabled child, receiving SSI benefits on behalf of your injured child could assist families greatly. Even if a person was not born with a chronic debilitating illness, one could develop a disability due to a traumatic event, psychological trauma or even an accident. For example, you could develop disorders such as PTSD and Depression, or suffer back problems or chronic pain if you were involved in a work, vehicle, or slip and fall accident. In fact, if you were involved in such an accident, it is wise to consult a lawyer about your eligibility even if you’re not entirely sure. Sometimes you can even file for SSD in Sacramento while you’re waiting to receive benefits such as Workers’ Comp, so there’s often no real reason to delay applying for benefits.

The Social Security Administration has several departments that aid in processing filed applications as well as work on determining who meets their criteria and who they deem is disabled enough to be out of work for a consecutive twelve months and therefore would need to receive monthly benefits, which could be not only monetary but health insurance as well.

Gold Country Workers’ Comp Center is prepared and determined to fight for your rights and get you benefits you deserve. We can give you a free consultation and begin assisting you right away, so please call us at 530-362-7188.

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Supplemental Security Income

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If you are considering applying for Supplemental Security Income or filing a Social Security Disability claim through the Social Security Administration, here’s a few things you need to be aware of. Most US citizens qualify for a disability program if they meet certain requirements. For one thing, Disability Insurance Benefits (DIB), you must earn enough work credits to qualify and be expected to be out of work for twelve months or more  because of a medical condition that prevents you from working any job. Now, for SSA to determine if your conditions are considered a disability, there are a variety of different forms and documentation you need to provide. This is the case for both DIB and for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The only difference between the two, is that for a disabled claimant to qualify for SSI, you have to be under a certain income level or that you have not worked enough quarters to qualify for the better DIB program.

For some people, this could be the only program they qualify for. For example, even before someone becomes disabled, they could have stopped working for various reasons. But SSA doesn’t just count wages as a valid kind of income. Monetary assistance, other than government provided such as food stamps, inheritance, spouse’s income, and more could render a claimant ineligible. This is why it’s also wise to be wary of leaving work while not disabled, since down the line you never know if you too will become disabled and need to apply for SSI or for DIB.  Leaving work upon medical advice of a doctor is a very helpful piece of evidence in support of a disability claim.

Once you provide the necessary documents to Social Security, which could include medical records, list of medications, present or prior marriage information, amongst other things, they may ask you for additional medical evaluations paid for by them so they can get a second opinion.  The SSA might also send you various forms and questionnaires to fill out which could give them very valuable perspective on how your conditions affect you day-to-day.

A perspective:  the paperwork is not a job application—For example, don’t describe yourself as the “manager” of a business or a department if you are just the senior person in the business or department.  “Managers” have various skills that could make you employable in other contexts, meaning you are not disabled.

The process of applying for Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability (DIB) can be long and arduous, and it may even be escalated to the hearing level. While you might think that you should call an Attorney as a last resort (after you’ve been denied several times, for example), it’s almost always wise to have them be involved and familiarized with your claim from the very beginning. It could bring validity to the case as well as ensure you will get the medical evidence you need and everything else done correctly and on time.

There’s no up-front cost to you and fees are a fixed percentage only contingent on a successful outcome of the case, so you shouldn’t delay calling an Attorney to get assistance on how to move forward with a case. Call the lawyers at Gold Country Workers’ Comp Center for a free consultation at 530-362-7188.

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Injured On The Job? Call GCWC

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Unfortunately for many, some careers have risks that end with people getting injured on the job. Some of the most dangerous jobs involve transportation, machinery, construction, and even sanitation. While a work-related injury could happen to anyone, it’s easier to see how a workplace with very dangerous work conditions can be held accountable if a worker has an accident while on the clock. Every employer has to have the necessary accommodations so that their employees feel safe and can do their jobs efficiently without worrying about being heavily injured.

Here is a list of some dangerous careers that could result in being injured on the job:

  • Landscapers, lawn service workers, and groundskeepers
  • Construction workers and extraction workers
  • Structural iron and steel workers
  • Ranchers and other agricultural workers
  • Truck drivers
  • Refuse and recyclable materials collectors
  • Roofers
  • Aircraft pilots and flight engineers
  • Fishers
  • Logging workers

At the end of the day, if you receive a specific injury or a series of small injuries that require medical care, or even if you receive an injury that developed over time, and it happened while you were on the clock at your place of work, you are most likely entitled to workers’ compensation. It might be a bit hard to tell at first, in which case you could call an Attorney for a consultation to see what your options are.

Gold Country Workers’ Comp Center is a law firm dedicated to helping their clients with disabilities and injuries, getting them the benefits they rightfully deserve. An attorney can give you adequate advice on how to move forward with your claim and even give you more legitimacy when dealing with an employer or agency that is still in the process of gaining their own evidence. It doesn’t cost you any more money up front the earlier you get an attorney involved, but not getting one early enough could cost you in your case.

The process of applying for Workers’ Compensation can seem complicated, and choosing an evaluating physician is a crucial step in the process. Our ability to be familiar with the evaluators is essential in obtaining a fair or even favorable evaluation since employers and their insurance companies will be working hard to save their own money at your expense.

The assistance of an attorney at the time you have to make a statement for a deposition or ensuring things get filed on a timely basis can be very crucial. Gold Country has helped many people who have been injured on the job, so don’t hesitate to call us for a consultation at  530-362-7188 or toll-free at 877-233-8399.

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3 Things to Consider While Choosing a Workplace Injury Lawyer

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Work-related injuries are common occurrences and often require help from a qualified workplace injury lawyer. A worker that experiences an injury during the course of employment is eligible for workers’ compensation under the law. 

However, the unfortunate reality is that most workers’ compensation claims are wrongly denied due to various factors, but usually because the employer takes the position that the injury did not happen at work, or because the employer thinks you are NOT an employee but only an independent contractor or because there is insufficient medical evidence to support the claim. To fight against a denied workers’ comp claim, it’s pragmatic to consult with an experienced workers compensation attorney that is fully capable of effectively handling your claim.

In California, it is very difficult for the employer to carry its burden of proving an injured worker was NOT an employee but only an independent contractor.

When looking for the best workers comp lawyer in Yuba City, it is crucial to consider a few important factors. Doing so will maximize your chances of obtaining the full amount of compensation you’re due. 

The following are three key factors to consider while choosing a workplace injury lawyer. If you’re dealing with a workers’ compensation claim and are ready to schedule a free consultation with an experienced workers comp attorney in California, contact Gold Country Comp Center or call 530-362-7188 for assistance.

3 Things to Consider While Choosing a Workers Compensation Attorney

Professionally qualified and licensed: 

Every lawyer should have a license to practice law with the bar association in the state they will be representing you in. For instance, when a workplace injury lawyer wants to practice in California, he or she must be a member of the State Bar of California. 

To check any potential lawyer’s eligibility, visit the state bar association’s website and search for the lawyer’s name to confirm if he or she is a valid license holder.

Expertise, experience, and reputation: 

Choosing a workplace injury lawyer that is experienced in handling workers’ compensation cases is vital to maximizing your case’s chances. Be sure to find out how many cases potential workers comp attorneys have handled successfully as well as their reputation. 

The lawyer should be able to consider the validity of your case and the potential compensation you’re able to secure. In addition, ask questions about the expected time period required to reach a positive resolution in order to gain a better understanding of what to expect.

Also, the attorney should offer a free consultation to discuss your claim.  If you are receiving some benefits, the attorney should be able to advise you on whether you are receive all the benefits to which you are legally entitled.

Consistent record of success: 

When researching potential attorneys, make sure that they have a long and consistent record of documented success. You should also verify that they have worked on worker’s comp cases recently to ensure the lawyer is up-to-date on any changes in the law.

Above all, you should feel confident that your workplace injury lawyer is able to effectively secure the total amount of compensation you are owed. Don’t settle for any lawyer and lose out on the money you are entitled to. If injured to the point you are missing work, getting by is already difficult enough.  Do your research and confirm the workers’ comp lawyer’s experience, reputation, and record of success to maximize your case’s chance of resulting in a positive resolution.

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What Is Workers Compensation?

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The period following a work-related injury can be a stressful time without a Nevada County, Placer County or El Dorado County workers compensation attorney in your corner. Workers’ Compensation is an extremely helpful entitlement program and one of the most widely used in the United States.

Workers’ compensation can be broken down into a series of benefits that help employees following a work-related injury or illness. The injury can be from an specific accident or cumulative trauma (such as carpal tunnel syndrome) or be the result of a disease that has been caused by the work environment. All employees are covered by the Workers’ Compensation Act and employers are legally bound to provide benefits to their employees by law.

Most employers will handle the benefits through an insurance policy provided by a third-party carrier. Although on paper the process may seem fairly straightforward, it can be a challenge due to unresponsive employers and aggressive insurance companies.

Filing A Workers’ Compensation Claim

The injured employee can attempt to file the workers’ compensation claim on their own. However, they must still follow strict filing regulations or risk having their claim denied. Claimants must have proper documentation dependent on the work-related injury. One of the most common reasons why a claim is denied is because of improper filing and missing necessary documentation.

If you’re considering filing a California workers’ compensation claim, a workers compensation attorney in Nevada County can assist you through every step of the filing process. With years of experience in workers’ compensation law, these attorneys can help gather the proper documents and meet all the filing criteria.

It is important to remember that every state and city have their own laws and workers compensation regulations that must be followed. The claim is filed against the employer’s workers compensation provider instead of the employer themselves.

California Workers’ Compensation Benefits

According to the Worker’s Compensation Act, benefits are divided by categories. Two of these categories include:

Temporary Total Disability (TTD) are benefits paid to the employee when they are temporarily unable to return to work. The benefits of a TTD include an ongoing series of payments until the employee returns to work, until their medical condition substantially stabilizes and usually, for a maximum of two years.

Permanent Disability (PD) are benefits paid to the employee when they have sustained injuries that prevent them from returning to work in any way. Circumstances may differ depending on the kind of injury. These benefits are typically a lump sum settlement negotiated by the Nevada County workers’ compensation attorney representing the employee.

Consult a Nevada County Workers Compensation Attorney

It is important to note that these are not all the available benefits categories and they may change depending on the injury and circumstances. Also, insurance companies will usually do their best to avoid paying out full benefits. They actively attempt to deny benefits to employees and have expert attorneys with an extensive knowledge of workers’ compensation law.

Your Nevada County workers’ compensation attorney will communicate and negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf. Although the period following a work-related injury can be extremely stressful and uncertain, a workers’ compensation attorney works to ensure you receive the total amount of benefits you are entitled to.

EARLY INTERVENTION WORKS! Contact Gold Country Workers’ Comp Center to schedule a free case consultation with an experienced California workers compensation attorney soon.

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