If you were injured on the job:
- Do you feel your employer is not helping you to address your injury?
- Do you feel your injury is not being properly treated?
- If you are able to work while injured is your employer modifying your job duties to accommodate your injury?
- Were you fired for filing a worker’s compensation claim?
- Do you need help navigating the complicated worker’s compensation system?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions then it is in your interest to contact me to address these issues. There are no upfront costs for you to retain my services and, except in the case we file a lawsuit due to you being fired from your job for filing a worker’s compensation case, the only payment I receive is when your case settles. My mission is to do what is necessary to get you back to normal and working without pain so you can provide for yourself and your family. However, if you are permanently disabled due to your workplace injury then you are entitled to a settlement to compensate you for your injury.
The reasoning behind workers’ compensation is that the employer should provide protection as a cost of doing business and benefits should be afforded to employees regardless of who was at fault for the injury. This takes the burden off the employee from having to prove the employer was negligent or the employee assumed the risk of the job.
Whether you are a natural citizen or an undocumented alien you are covered under workers’ compensation laws. The only employees in California not covered by Workers Compensation those workers that fall within Federal jurisdiction, such as longshore and harbor workers, crew members on a ship, interstate railroad workers, and federal employees.