The legal professionals at Sacramento Workers Compensation, P.C. are here to represent injured workers in California and inform people like you about issues related to getting all the workers’ compensation benefits they may be entitled to under California law. For more than twenty-five years, our workers’ compensation attorneys have been fighting for the rights of injured workers just like you.
Below are some facts about workers’ compensation you should know and a few common misconceptions.
Here are just a few facts you may not know about workers’ compensation:
- Your employer must pay for your medical care if you get hurt on the job — even if you don’t miss any time from work
- Even if you are a temporary or part-time worker, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits
- You are entitled to most California workers’ compensation benefits even if you are not a legal resident of the U.S.
- Your employer cannot punish or fire you if you experience a work-related injury or request workers’ compensation benefits if you’ve been injured at or because of work.
- Fact sheets about workers’ compensation in California, a glossary of terms, and claims forms are available in many languages, including Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.
- A free online workshop on workers’ compensation is offered to California workers. Information can be obtained by contacting the Information and Assistance Unit or calling the Dept. of Workers’ Compensation Information Services Center at 1-800-736-7401 to speak to a customer service representative.
Sacramento Workers’ Compensation Attorneys, P.C. wants all our clients and potential clients to stay informed about their rights, including understanding common misconceptions about workers’ compensation benefits.
Don’t Believe These Common Misconceptions about Workers’ Compensation
You cannot get a settlement if your injury didn’t happen at work or at a work site.
You can claim workers’ compensation if you are hurt while performing any job-related activity, whether in your workstation or while traveling between job sites while attending an off-site work conference or a work-related appointment.
You must see a doctor chosen by your employer if you are injured.
In most cases, as long as you have given your employer written notice of your pre-selected doctor (or primary care physician) before the date the injury occurs, you can choose to see that doctor if you are hurt in a job-related incident.
If you are injured and file a workers’ compensation claim, your employer has the right to fire you.
CA Labor Code 132a protects you against being penalized, harassed, or even fired if you file a workers’ compensation claim following a work-related injury. So, if you feel that your employer is retaliating against you, call Sacramento Workers’ Compensation Attorneys, P.C. immediately.
Only full-time employees in California can receive workers’ compensation benefits.
In California, your full- or part-time job status does not determine whether you qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. If you are on your employer’s payroll, your status can be full- part-time, temporary, or seasonal.
Sacramento Workers Compensation Attorneys, P.C. offers a no-risk, free consultation to discuss the facts of your workplace injury. We will help you understand your rights and options and explain how the process will work if we agree to take your case.
Call us today at 916-288-9193, and let us start working for you.