Workers’ compensation can help you recover from an on-the-job accident, whether you work on a farm, in an oil field, or at a correctional facility. Besides sustaining an injury while fulfilling your job description (whether falling from a scaffold as a construction worker or developing carpal tunnel syndrome as a writer), you can be injured while on a lunch break, at a company event, while traveling for work, or when a preexisting health condition worsens as a result of your work conditions (emphysema aggravated by airborne chemicals, for example).
In order for your workers’ compensation claim to be successful, you must prove that your injury was work-related. As long as your injury occurred “during the course of employment,” you should be able to obtain benefits. If you would like to learn more about whether your work injury qualifies, contact our Bakersfield workers' compensation attorneys at Berry, Smith & Bartell, a Professional Law Corporation.