WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAWS
Workers' compensation laws are designed to ensure payment by employers for some part of the cost of injuries, or in some cases of occupational diseases, received by employees in the course of their work. Worker's compensation legislation requires the employer to furnish a reasonably safe place to work, suitable equipment, rules and instructions when they are reasonably necessary, and reasonably competent foremen and superintendents. The employer is liable for an employee's acts of negligence, for the employer's own gross negligence, and for extraordinary risks of work. In most cases, the employer is not liable for accidents occurring outside the place of work, or for those which have not arisen directly from employment.
We represent injured workers in all aspects of a California workers' compensation claim. No matter where you are at in the process, we can help. In addition, we offer a free consultation to discuss your claim and help you better understand your options. In California, there are two types of Workers' Compensation Injuries; Specific and Cumulative.
A specific injury has certain date or incident which caused your injuries. A cumulative injury happens over a period of time through repetitive actions, work-duties, and usage of a body part. Cumulative injuries are often overlooked and denied in the Work Comp system. Our goal is to provide representation for all injured workers so they get the benefits they are entitled under the California Workers' Compensation system.