Belal Hamideh Finds Raising Minimum Wage Can Increase Injury Settlement Values

Belal Hamideh, a Long Beach workers comp attorney, believes recent executive orders signed by President Biden to increase the minimum wage will, in turn, increase injury settlement values. Specifically, this is if President Biden's proposal to increase the minimum wage to $15 comes to pass. 

During his administration, President Biden plans to increase the minimum wage across the country to $15. On Jan. 22, President Biden signed an executive order that "announced his goal to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour for federal employees." This could have significant ramifications for California workers compensation laws. 

The weekly disability rate in California is two-thirds of the injured party's average earnings. Thus, if the minimum wage is increased, then that could also increase the disability checks that injured workers could receive on average. 

Additionally, this could boost personal injury settlements as well. In those cases (such as a vehicular accident one), an injured party could file for damages that include "loss of earnings." That is the money that the injured party would have made if they had been able to continue working at their job. As the minimum wage increased, so too could that average earnings settlement. 

"The executive order signed by President Biden could help federal workers who have been injured to receive more money. That would be true whether they were injured at work or elsewhere. The administration's further plans for the minimum wage, if they came to pass, would do that for non-federal workers across America. Someone injured at work, specifically while working a job for minimum wage, could find that their disability payments would be higher than they would have been previously. Consequently, a person who suffered a personal injury and would be unable to return to work could, quite possibly, receive more money than they would have been able to before. While this minimum wage increase will not go into effect immediately, we're always committed to helping clients to receive as much compensation for their injuries and troubles as possible," said Belal Hamideh. 

In addition to workers compensation, Belal Hamideh also takes Long Beach personal injury cases as well. 

For more information about Long Beach workers comp or Long Beach motorcycle accident cases, or to make a press inquiry, contact Belal Hamideh Law at (562) 526-1224 or https://belalhamidehlaw.com.

Source: Belal Hamideh Law

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