Were you injured on the job?
Do you know what to do after you are injured at work? Are you fully informed of the
rights of injured workers and what the full
benefits of workers compensation should be? If any of the answers to these questions are "no," The Law Office of Wm. Todd Berry, APC has more than 70 years of combined experience with which to see that you find out about your rights and to successfully assist you through the
workers' compensation process. Our firm includes a retired workers' compensation judge. Our goal is to assist workers in receiving all of the benefits they are owed. If you or a loved one has been injured or taken ill through a job-related accident, a proven and dedicated attorney from our firm is ready to listen, provide you with the information you need and get started on your case.
A frequently asked question is
why hire a workers' compensation lawyer if there is a system in place for injured workers. It is a fair question that is easily answered. Your employer and their insurance company want you back on the job as quickly as possible. They also want to pay out as little as they can in benefits for your medical expenses, loss of wages and other expenses. This is why many legitimate workers' compensation claims are often denied. The insurance company that handles your claim does not work for you and they profit to the degree that benefits are not paid and medical treatment is not authorized or is provided as inexpensively as possible.
At times, you will be asked to see an insurance company doctor and this can result in a medical report that benefits the company and not you. Even in cases of severe injury, you may be asked to accept a workers' compensation settlement that is not in your best interest. You need an attorney who looks out for you and protects your rights.
Pursuing Workers' Compensation Benefits
Our firm gathers full information on your case and conducts a complete assessment of your medical condition against the background of the workers' compensation laws. We know what the insurance company responsibilities are and what they are obligated to do. Our firm also prepares and seeks a favorable conclusion of denial appeals when this is warranted.
Depending on the severity of your injury or illness, you may be eligible for temporary disability,
permanent disability or other
types of benefits. If there has been a wrongful termination or you are concerned that one may occur, it is vital that we begin work quickly.
We proudly serve the residents of Bakersfield, Fresno, Tulare and Visalia and look forward to assisting you during this time of need.