I Was Injured at Work, What Are My Rights?
Fresno & Visalia Attorneys Fighting For Workers’ Rights for 35+ Years
Workers' comp in California is very comprehensive. Whether or not your accident was caused by negligence, if you have been hurt on the job, you have rights as an injured worker that must be protected.
If you were injured at work, you have the following rights which are protected by California workers' compensation laws:
- The right to file a workers' compensation claim for any work-related injuries or illness
- The right to see a physician and receive medical treatment
- The right to return to work when approved by your doctor
- The right to receive some form of disability compensation if you are unable to return to work (either permanently or temporarily)
- The right to appeal a decision made by your employer or their insurance company
- The right to say "no" to an employer attempting to coerce you into not filing a workers' compensation claim
- The right to say "no" to an employer who tries to get you to pay your work injury-related bills through your own health insurance
- The right to not be bullied or harassed by your employer for filing a claim
- The right to have a workers' compensation attorney represent you during the worker's comp process
Have more questions about your rights under workers' compensation law in California, contact the Law Offices of Brian K. Leiser via online form or call (559) 900-1303. Your initial consultation is free of charge. Do not hesitate to reach out today.
Am I Entitled to Worker’s Comp And How Do I Pursue It?
Workers' Comp and Employee Rights
As an employee, you are entitled to pursue workers' compensation benefits for work-related injuries or illnesses, regardless of who is at fault. After suffering an injury, you will need to pursue medical attention from a doctor requested by your employer. Under the Workers' Compensation Act of the State of California, injured employees can see their own doctor at the employer's expense under specific circumstances. If the employee has registered the name of his or her doctor with their employer prior to the injury, the injured party will be able to receive treatment from that physician.
Other instances when the injured party's doctor can be used include:
- 30 days after injury
- With the employer's permission
- In a true emergency
- Employee is denied medical care
Contact Our Office For A Free Consultation!
Filing for workers' compensation can be a complex process, which is why you should have an advocate defending your rights and interests throughout the process. If you are feeling intimidated by your employer regarding your claim for workers' compensation, we can also help you. At the Law Offices of Bryan K. Leiser, you can trust in the representation that our lawyer provides during your workers' compensation case. With more than 35 years of combined experience, we have the ability to help our clients receive the legal guidance they need.
If your rights have been violated at any point in the process of pursuing workers' compensation, you can trust in the exceptional service we provide. Our firm has a strong knowledge of the rights that you possess and can take immediate action to protect them. Contact the Law Offices of Bryan K. Leiser for trustworthy and aggressive representation.