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Protection for Injured Workers

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The law provides various protections to workers who have been injured while on the job. Under California's workers' compensation law, workers can receive benefits for work-related injuries, regardless of fault. California's Labor Code Section 132a also prohibits discrimination against injured workers. It is unlawful for employers to retaliate against workers for reporting a workplace injury or terminate an employee for filing a claim.

The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and California Family Rights Act (CFRA) also prohibit employers from firing you if you need to take time off due to a severe medical condition. If you sustained permanent disabilities, the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) also bar employers from discriminating against you if you have a disability.

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Why You Need a Lawyer

While workers do enjoy legal protections, these laws have not made it any easier for injured workers to receive the benefits they need, or to fight back against unscrupulous employers. It is important that you consult with a workers' compensation lawyer in Bakersfield if you need assistance filing a claim or if an employer is violating your rights. At Campbell Whitten, we can fight for your rights to compensation and defend against an employer's unlawful actions.

What To Do After a Workplace Accident

  • Tell your employer or supervisor about your injury or illness as soon as possible
  • Seek medical treatment
  • Fill out a Workers' Compensation Claim Form (DWC 1) and give this form to your employer with the necessary documentation
  • Talk to an attorney for help filing a claim or resolving a claim

Protect Your Workers' Rights Today: (661) 460-5557

If you are concerned about maximizing your compensation and protecting your workers' rights, learn more by contacting an attorney at Campbell Whitten. We can provide you with valuable information regarding workers' compensation claims and advise you on your rights. Our team personally guides each client through the claims process, ensuring that your employer and claims administrators do not take advantage of you.

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