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Temporary Partial or Total Disability

Attorney Joseph E. Richards is a Santa Ana Temporary Disability Attorney who may be able to answer your questions in his practice area of Workers’ Compensation. If you are seeking compensation about a claim, have a work-related disability, or have any other questions about related benefits, he may work to find the best outcome for you. Focusing on California Workers’ Compensation Insurance, Attorney Joseph E. Richards is passionate about his clients and will fight for his clients’ rights.

What are Temporary Disability Benefits

Injuries at work may prevent an injured worker from performing usual and customary job duties during recovery. Sometimes, a treating doctor might offer an opinion that an injured worker is unable to do a job for more than a few days. Or perhaps an employer does not offer an injured worker other work that pays the usual wages. To help offset a loss of income, the Workers’ Compensation system in California allows for the payment of temporary disability benefits.

Difference Between Temporary Partial and Temporary Total Disability

If an injured worker is eligible for temporary disability benefits, one may expect to receive one of two kinds of temporary benefits: temporary partial or temporary total disability benefits. The type of temporary disability benefit depends on the ability to return to work. If a doctor gives the opinion that an injured worker is unable to perform job functions while recovering, then the worker will likely receive temporary total disability payments, up to a maximum number of weeks determined by California statute. On the other hand, if the worker can do some work while recovering and the employer is able to accommodate work restrictions with reduced hours or a change in job duties at lower pay, the worker may receive temporary partial disability benefits.

Temporary Partial or Total Disability Attorney

If you have a temporary partial or total disability related to your employment, Santa Ana Workers’ Compensation Attorney Joseph E. Richards may be able to give you advice on some of these issues: Notice of Disability; Notice of Hearing for Temporary or Permanent Disability Payment; Delay of Hearing related to Temporary Disability; Notice of Denial of Benefits or Resumed Benefits; Notices to Dependents in Death Cases; Notice Denying Liability; Notice of Changed Benefit Rate and Changed Benefit Rate; and advice on the Application for Adjudication of Claim with the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) in the State of California, along with Compromise & Release, and Stipulations with Request for Award.

These are just a small sampling of the issues where your Workers’ Compensation Attorney can represent you. In California, Workers’ Compensation laws and paperwork can be complicated and time-consuming for the average person. If you need medicine or treatment, you don’t need to wait until later to receive it.

Attorney Joseph E. Richards can also answer other work-related questions on breaks, overtime and bonuses.

Trusted Representation From a Santa Ana Attorney

Although his office is a stone’s throw away from the Orange County Courts, Attorney Joseph E. Richards also practices in these other counties: Riverside County, San Bernadino County, Los Angeles County, San Diego County and Imperial County. He can file from anywhere in California, in one of two Orange County Boards. Using the most up-to-date software and processes, he he files cases efficiently and effectively. His paperless system means that the information he needs for your case is right at his fingertips. If you need a Workers’ Compensation Attorney in California, call Attorney Joseph E. Richards today

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