Protection for Injured Workers
Free Consult with a Bakersfield Workers' Comp Attorney: (661) 460-5557
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.
Talk to an attorney
at Campbell Whitten to discuss your work injuries.