The workers' compensation system in California is intended to provide you as a worker with assistance for medical bills and lost wages if you have been injured as a result of your job. While you are entitled to receive compensation for injuries and illnesses that occur within your work environment, you are generally prevented from suing your employer for your injuries. While there are exceptions to this rule, the legal system is complex and filing a sucessful lawsuit against an employer, particularly one who likely has a strong legal team of their own at their disposal, can be an immesely difficult task without seeking proper legal advocacy of your own.
At Berry, Smith & Bartell, a Professional Law Corporation, our Santa Maria workers' compensation attorneys have over 130 years of combined experience representing injured workers throughout California, and are proud to sport a largely successful case record. We can help you understand your legal rights and develop an aggressive strategy to obtain the benefits you deserve from your workers' compensation claim.
When an employee is injured at work, their employer has certain responsibilities, including maintaining full workers' compensation insurance coverage. A failure to do so can lead to fines and even criminal prosecution.
If your employer has failed to provide you with the proper benefits resources and information you deserve for injuries suffered on the job, it is important to ensure you are rightfully compensated. Our lawyers at Berry, Smith & Bartell, a Professional Law Corporation will fight aggressively to obtain the benefits and compensation you deserve. We specialize in workers' compensation claims, and have the knowledge and experience to successfully nagivate your claim, including advisory from a retired workers' compensation judge on staff.