Qualifying for Workers' Compensation
Find Out If You Qualify: Call (661) 460-5557
In California, all employers are required by law to carry workers'
compensation insurance. This includes employers with only one employee
and even temporary or part-time employees. Virtually all workers in California
are covered from the moment that they start the job, regardless of who
was at fault for the injury. Employers are prohibited from retaliating
against you or firing you for requesting workers' compensation benefits.
Eligibility requirements for workers' compensation benefits:
- Your employer must carry workers' compensation insurance
- You must be an employee of the business or individual (independent contractors
do not qualify)
- Your injury must be work-related (either sustained while on the job or
while performing work-related activities)
To find out more about whether your injury or condition is eligible, talk
to one of our Bakersfield workers' comp lawyers in a
Workers' compensation insurance provides benefits to employees who
have been injured either due to an accident or repeated exposure at work
(such as carpal tunnel syndrome from repetitive tasks). Workers' compensation
coverage can include occupational diseases such as illnesses from exposure
to toxic chemicals or some stress-related conditions caused by the nature
of the job.
Bakersfield Workers' Compensation Lawyer Dedicated to Your Claim
At Campbell Whitten, we have a workers' compensation attorney who can
walk you through the entire process, from determining your eligibility
to handling all the paperwork, all the way to the
appeals process if your initial claim is denied. We know how important a claim
is to each family, which is why we work hard to push for the maximum settlement
possible. Put your claim in our hands, and trust us to fight for every
dollar you deserve.
Call our office
at (661) 460-5557 to learn we can help.