My question involves workers compensation law for the state of: California
My husband was injured in 2006 in a work accident that nearly took his life. He is nearing the settlement phase after many surgeries and treatments. He will be between the 70-100% permanently disability range. Probably closer to the 100%. His work has not contested anything.
Do I read the law correctly that states the maximum benefit provided is $270 per week with no lump sums or anything else if you get continuing medical? I'm sure the company that manages the medical will deny everything anyway as that's what it's been the entire time even when he was in a wheelchair. He was at a management level and had a really good job.
He is still going through surgeries and treatment and I lost my job because of all this because of the time I've had to take off. It's really disheartening that if this is indeed the law, we won't even be able to pay the mortgage.
Thank you for any clarification.