Defending Workers’ Rights Through Workers’ Compensation
If you have suffered an on-the-job injury, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation laws protect employees by holding employers responsible for any injuries that occur due to unsafe conditions at a place of work, and compensate employees for workplace injuries. During your case evaluation, we will determine whether you have a case and advise you of your legal rights and options.
What Is Workers’ Compensation Insurance?
Workers’ compensation insurance is employer-paid funding that provides benefits to employees who have suffered a job-related personal injury, illness, or disability. Some employees (for example, farm, maritime, and railroad employees) may not be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.
Contact York Law Firm to schedule a case evaluation with one of our workers’ compensation insurance attorneys. We serve clients throughout the North Bay Area.
Forms Of Workplace Injuries
Workers who are injured on the job may seek workers’ compensation insurance. Some common workplace injuries include:
- Catastrophic injuries – traumatic brain, spinal cord, and burn injuries
- Injuries caused by defective products (product liability) – for example, a construction accident caused by a defective piece of machinery
- Injuries caused by unsafe premises (premises liability) – for example, mesothelioma caused by exposure to asbestos in the workplace
- Injuries caused by repetitive movements – for example, carpal tunnel syndrome caused by typing-related jobs
Protecting Injured Workers
When we go to work, the last thing we expect is to get injured on the job. Unfortunately, on-the-job injury is a reality for many individuals. The injuries can include burn injuries, slip-and-fall accidents, spinal cord injuries, among other personal injuries. Workplace accidents that result in death are also on the rise. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), there were 742 total fatalities between Oct. 1, 2009, to May 29, 2010. If you or someone you love has been injured in a workplace accident, you need trustworthy legal representation you can count on. York Law Firm provides exceptional legal services. Our experienced workplace accident attorneys will fight to protect your rights.
Accidents Due To Unsafe Work Conditions
It is against the law to have an unsafe work environment. Workplace safety laws deal with regulations for workplace environments. Unfortunately, unsafe working conditions continue to plague construction sites. These conditions cause thousands of workplace injuries every year. If you or someone you love has been injured due to unsafe work conditions, you need an experienced attorney to represent you. Contact York Law Firm to speak with one of our skilled workplace accident attorneys.
Workplace Safety Laws
It is illegal to provide employees with an unsafe work environment. California law in particular requires that every employer shall provide their employees with a place of employment that is safe and healthful. It is also illegal in California to discipline or discharge an employee who has made an oral or written complaint to a government agency about the health or safety of her work environment.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a workplace accident and you believe the employer was in violation of a workplace safety law, contact York Law Firm immediately. We can apprise you of your legal rights and identify the workplace safety laws that were violated.
Choose A Skilled Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Contact York Law Firm to schedule a case evaluation with one of our workers’ compensation insurance attorneys. Our lawyers serve Sacramento, Roseville, Folsom and surrounding North Bay Area communities. We will work diligently to obtain the compensation to which you are entitled.