If you have sustained an injury in the workplace, your employer should have reported your injury to their insurance company and completed the necessary paperwork to ensure you receive the workers’ compensation benefits to which you are entitled. If they have failed to do so and you have been on the hook for your medical expenses, they are in clear violation of California’s strict labor laws. RP Law Group can help you take the necessary legal steps for rectifying this unfortunate situation.
Understanding Fontana Workers’ Compensation Laws
All employers with at least one employee are required to acquire and maintain workers’ compensation insurance. This insurance is intended to cover the medical bills and wages of employees who have suffered workplace injuries. All employees — including part-time, seasonal, and independent contractors — are eligible for these benefits.
Common Fontana Workplace Injury Types
According to recent data released by the California Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation, overexertion and bodily reaction injuries make up 37% of total workplace injuries. A close second are injuries that result from contact with an object or equipment at 26%. 21% of all California workplace injuries are caused by falls, slips, and trips. Exposure to harmful substances account for 6% of workplace injuries, followed by transportation incidents (5%), and violence by persons or animals (4%). Lastly, fires and explosions cause 0.04% of California workplace injuries.
RP Law Group & Fontana
RP Law Group provides Fontana residents with employment law and workers’ compensation legal assistance. Attorney Raj Patel is highly experienced in the nuances of California employment law, and has helped countless clients receive the compensation they deserve since opening his own practice in 2003. If you have been injured at work and need assistance filing a workers’ compensation claim, or are in the midst of a battle with your employer and/or their insurance company, you need the help of trusted attorney Raj Patel.