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Rights of Injured Workers in California

Suffering an on-the-job injury can be not only extremely painful, but also highly stressful. If you have sustained an injury which has left you with considerable medical bills and a long period of recovery during which you will be unable to earn a living, you may be concerned about how you will meet your living expenses and provide for your family.

Fortunately, you have rights under our state's workers' compensation program, and you can find help claiming the benefits you deserve by coming to Berry, Smith & Bartell, a Professional Law Corporation. Whatever type of injury you sustained, you have a right to receive benefits, provided that it occurred as a result of performing your job duties.

This includes injuries resulting from the following:

  • A single incident
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Occupational diseases

Your employer is legally prohibited from firing you or otherwise retaliating against you for filing a claim, and must cooperate with you throughout the workers' compensation process. Your coverage includes any and all care and treatment that is necessary to help you achieve the maximum medical improvement, which is the highest level of recovery attainable in your case.

Unsure Of Your Rights?

A workers' compensation settlement will pay wage replacement, either in temporary disability or permanent disability, depending on whether your injury has unalterably affected your ability to work. You furthermore have a right to receive supplemental job displacement benefits, which can be used for retraining or additional education to help you find new employment.

State law guarantees your right to all these benefits, but unless you retain an experienced Fresno workers' compensation attorney to represent you in the claims process, you may not receive all that you are entitled to. Our team has over 60 years of combined experience, and we are committed to helping injured workers receive the full benefits they deserve. Let our skill and dedication work for you!

When you have been injured on the job, you need to promptly contact a Fresno workers' compensation lawyer who will fight to defend your right to benefits. Call our office today at 1-800-848-6288 for a free case evaluation!

For a free case evaluation with Berry, Smith & Bartell, a Professional Law Corporation call 1-800-848-6288 today!

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