Every day, workers across America are injured in a variety of ways—from slip and falls, to overexertion, to sustaining micro trauma from repetitive motions. Additionally, there are numerous hazards we face daily including electricity, flammable or explosive materials, heights, powerful machinery and poisonous or toxic materials. Workplace injuries can be sustained from lifting heavy loads, working with dangerous substances without proper safety equipment, or even from getting long hair or jewelry caught in moving machinery. Employers are responsible for ensuring the safest possbile working environment by providing their employees with the necessary tools, training, and equipment to ensure their safety while on the job.
However, even if your employer goes to great lengths for the safety of their people, injuries can still happen while on the job, and preparation does not rob you of your legal right to compensation. If you were injured on-the-job, regardless of whether or not it was your fault, you have a right to seek workers’ compensation by filing a claim with your employer.
The legal process for pursuing a workers' compensation claim is difficult to navigate, and can be overwhelming if you have recently suffered from an injury or illness due to working conditions. At Berry, Smith & Bartell, a Professional Law Corporation, our legal team specializes specifically in workers' compensation cases, and has the tools you need to win your case. In addition to over 130 years of combined experience between our attorneys, our support staff of advisors includes some of the brightest minds in California workers' compensation law, including a former workers' compensation judge, thus ensuring we are fully prepared to navigate the legal system on your behalf.