Sachi Clements has served as a legal editor at Nolo, specializing in employment law and workers’ compensation law. Before joining Nolo, Sachi practiced law for several years in San Francisco, first representing injured plaintiffs in personal injury lawsuits, then advising businesses on employment and corporate matters. Sachi received her law degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude.
Articles By Sachi Clements
If your injuries are not clearly work-related, require extensive medical treatment, involve long periods of time off work, or result in permanent disability, you should call a workers' compensation lawyer.
You might be concerned about hiring a lawyer in your workers’ compensation case because you’ve heard how expensive lawyers can be. While this is true in many other areas of law, it’s actually much more affordable to hire a workers’ comp lawyer.
Many employees who are injured at work get immediate medical treatment and go on to fully recover. Workers' comp will cover their medical bills and perhaps pay for a few days or weeks off work.
In a workers' compensation case, your disability rating determines whether you’ll receive permanent disability benefits and in what amount. Here's how it works.