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California is an at-will state when it comes to employment. This means that employers can generally terminate a worker without giving a reason, and employees or allowed to leave their job for whatever reason they see fit. However, there are times when an employee faces retaliation in the workplace. This retaliation can result in adverse treatment or even wrongful termination.
If you are injured at work in Riverside or anywhere throughout California, you should be entitled to compensation. The California workers’ conversation system is designed to be a type of “no-fault” insurance. This means that an injured worker should receive benefits for their medical bills, lost income, and disability benefits in the event they sustain an injury at work, regardless of which party caused the injury.
If you have sustained an on the job injury, you should be able to recover workers’ compensation insurance to pay for your medical bills, lost income, and disability benefits. However, there are times when insurance carriers or an employer put up roadblocks when it comes to securing this compensation. When fighting to secure your rightful workers’ compensation, it may be necessary for you to sit for a deposition.
Workers’ compensation claims can be complex. While the system is generally supposed to operate smoothly so that work injury victims can recover compensation for their medical bills and lost income, there are times when insurance carriers or employers push back. In fact, there are times when an insurance carrier or an employer could deny your workers’ compensation claim.
Most employees who think about workers’ compensation imagine traumatic accident-related injuries while on the job, such as a broken bone in a fall accident. While harmful accidents are common in California workplaces, they are not the only type of workers’ compensation claims. You could also be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits for injuries acquired from repetitive movements over many months or years.
The last thing anyone wants is to get injured on the job. However, workplace injuries happen, and when they do, an injured employee deserves to receive workers’ compensation benefits. In most cases, an injured worker is entitled to coverage, and an injury claim is not disputed by an employer or the insurance carrier.