All Coachella Valley employers with more than one employee are required to carry adequate workers’ compensation coverage under the California labor code. If you become injured on the job, the premiums they paid for their insurance entitle you to collect supplementary benefits to pay your medical bills and make up for the wages you’ve lost due to missed work.
If your employer does not have this insurance or has been uncooperative in helping you get the benefits you deserve, RP Law Group can help. We are the most aggressive workers’ compensation law firm serving Coachella Valley clients and we are eager to help you.
At-Risk Employees in Coachella Valley
According to the California Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation’s most recent report (released in 2017 but with data from 2015), state and local government employees suffer the highest number of workplace injuries, followed by employees in the agricultural, forestry, fishing and hunting industry, and then those in retail trade. If you work in any of these industries, your chances of suffering a workplace injury are significantly higher than those in other lines of work, even construction and traditionally “dangerous” industries.
Who Can File a Workers’ Compensation Claim?
All full-time employees are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. That said, most part-time, seasonal, and independent contractor employees are also covered by workers’ compensation. This is another reason why it is a good thing to be employed in the state of California; non-full-time employees are generally excluded from workers’ compensation benefits in many other states.
What Kinds of Activities Cause Work Injuries?
Injuries can occur in a multitude of ways, but recent data suggests that the majority of Coachella Valley injuries are categorized as overexertion and bodily reaction at 37% of total workplace injuries. 26% of injuries are caused by contact with an object or piece of equipment, followed by slips, trips, and falls at 21%. Exposure to harmful substances accounts for 6% of workplace injuries, followed by transportation incidents (5%), violence perpetrated by persons or animals (4%). Perhaps surprisingly, workplace fires and explosions finish up the list at just 0.04% of all injuries.
RP Law Group & Coachella Valley Work Injuries
At RP Law Group, we provide legal services that are tailored to meet the needs of each individual workers’ compensation client. Highly experienced in matters of workers compensation and work injuries, attorney Raj Patel personally guides his clients through the full process and ensures they receive the compensation they deserve. If you need help, we are here for you.