California Worker’s Compensation – Benefits Too Often Denied Or Inadequate

Share on facebook
Share on linkedin
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on email

5 years have now passed since S.B. 899, worker’s compensation “reform,” was enacted. Since that time, payouts for those injured at work have significantly decreased. In fact, benefits for permanently disabled workers have been reduced on average by 50 to 70 percent.

While employers laud the savings, injured employees in Marin County and all of California have suffered the consequences. These consequences include the failure to receive benefits, strict limitations on the benefits one can receive, and restrictions on doctor’s visits and medical attention available. Recently, I had a client in need of knee surgery as a result of a work place accident. However, despite the orthopedic surgeon’s recommendation that surgery was necessary, it was denied by the employer’s insurance company because it was not “life altering.”

Unfortunately, an insurance company’s denial of a surgical procedure is not uncommon. The real cost of worker’s compensation reform has been to those injured California workers who suffer serious, often long-term, work related injuries and are denied the medical attention they need.

Many times hiring an experienced worker’s compensation attorney will greatly improve your chances of receiving adequate benefits by helping you file your claim, and providing crucial advice throughout your claims process. Further, if your claim is denied, an attorney can prepare your appeal, increasing your chances of a positive outcome.

As a California worker’s compensation attorney, I believe significant changes need to be made to the current worker’s compensation laws. Too often, the existing laws deny injured workers the benefits they both need and deserve.

Stay Connected

Work Place Accident Injures 3 Workers At Tesla Motors

San Francisco news reports that three workers were taken to the hospital for treatment of serious burns following an industrial accident at Fremont’s Tesla Motors Factory. The Fremont Fire Department confirmed that the workplace accident was not a fire and a Tesla Motors spokeswoman explained

Who Benefits From New California Workers Compensation Bill?

This past week Governor Jerry Brown signed a new California workers’ compensation bill aimed at helping workers who suffer personal injuries on the job. The bill is intended to increase benefits paid to injured workers and decrease costs to California businesses. Brown stated that the

Sacramento Personal Injury Attorney Disclaimer

This website is for general information only about personal injury attorneys and does not constitute a client/lawyer relationship. If you believe that you are entitled to personal injury compensation, contact Frederick Sette. He is an experienced Sacramento personal injury and car accident attorney who is devoted to protecting victims of personal injury in Fairfield, Modesto, Sacramento, Stockton, Napa and surrounding California cities.

Privacy Policy

 Member Of

Sacramento Office

707 Commons Dr, Suite 103
Sacramento, CA 95825

 Phone: 916-442-0000
 Fax: (916) 442-0001


Toll Free

Stockton Office

5250 Claremont Ave.
Stockton, CA 95207

 Phone: (209) 464-7700
 Fax: (209) 833-1700

© Copyright 2000 - 2021 Sette Law. All Rights Reserved.
Free Case Evaluation