Rights of Injured Workers
Injured on the job in Fresno? Know your rights!
Suffering an on-the-job injury can be not only extremely painful, but also highly stressful. With an injury which leaves you with considerable medical bills and a long period of recovery during which you will be unable to earn a living, you may be concerned about how you will meet your living expenses and provide for your family. Fortunately, you have rights under our state's workers' compensation program, and you can find help claiming the benefits you deserve by coming to The Law Office of Wm. Todd Berry, APC.
Whatever type of injury you sustained, you have a right to receive benefits, provided that it occurred as a result of performing your job duties. This includes injuries resulting from a single incident, as well as repetitive strain injuries and occupational diseases. Your employer is legally prohibited from firing you or otherwise retaliating against you for filing a claim, and must cooperate with you throughout the
workers' compensation process. Your coverage includes any and all care and treatment that is necessary to help you achieve the maximum medical improvement, which is the highest level of recovery attainable in your case.
Fresno Workers' Compensation Attorney
A workers' compensation settlement will pay wage replacement, either in
temporary disability or
permanent disability, depending on whether your injury has unalterably affected your ability to work. You additionally have a right to receive supplemental job displacement benefits, which can be used for retraining or additional education to help you find new employment. State law guarantees your right to all these benefits, but unless you retain a
Fresno workers' compensation attorney to represent you in the claims process, you may not receive all that you are entitled to. Our team has over 70 years of combined experience, and we are committed to helping injured workers receive the full benefits they deserve. Let our skill and dedication work for you.
When you have been injured on the job, contact a Fresno workers' compensation lawyer from our firm who will fight to defend your right to benefits.