Absolutely not. California law states that there should not be discrimination against workers who are injured in the course and scope of their employment. Employers are prohibited from discriminating or discharging any employee who has filed or intends to file a worker’s compensation claim. Even those who testify or plan to testify in another worker’s compensation case are protected from discrimination. In California, you are protected from unlawful retaliation. Employers that engage in unlawful retaliation may be guilty of a misdemeanor and will be obligated to pay a penalty. The.
Being involved in any kind of accident can lead to financial losses, even minor ones suffered in the workplace. There is a system in place to help victims of accidents in the workplace referred to as workers’ compensation. Employers are required by the government to provide workers’ compensation insurance in the event that any of their employees suffer injuries inside the workplace; this doesn’t necessarily mean that you are not covered by workers’ compensation if you sustained injuries outside of the workplace. If you were performing a task for work when you get injured, even if you’re not inside the office, then you may be entitled to workers’ compensation.
The Workplace Accident section of our Legal Knowledge Center aims to provide employees with information about the benefits that they deserve if they get into a workplace accident. The questions and answers on this section range from explaining what workers’ compensation is to what steps you should take if you were involved in a workplace accident.
Hogan Injury specializes in workplace accident claims. We provide expert legal advice concerning your claim and help you determine whether your workers’ compensation insurance will be enough to pay the compensation that you deserve or if a lawsuit will be more beneficial for you.
Workersí compensation is established to provide replacement of income and coverage of medical expenses for those employees or workers who got injured at the workplace or while doing tasks that are related to their job. It also provides disability benefits to workers or employees who temporarily or permanently disabled due to the said injury or accident. Consult an attorney from Hogan Injury for expert legal advice about workers’ compensation.