A waitress carrying a tray of food slips on a loose tile, falls and creaks here wrist; she is out of work for three months. A maintenance worker changing a light bulb falls off a ladder and is paralyzed, never to work again. A loading-dock worker is run over by a forklift and killed. All of these workers have one thing in common: They or their families are probably entitled to receive workers compensation benefits.
Workers’ compensation laws are designed to provide an expeditious system of compensating an employee who was injured – or the family of an employee who was killed – in a work-related incident.
If you or a loved one has been injured at work it is important to protect your legal rights. Call (916) 922-9902 to speak with Tom Johnson, a Sacramento work injury lawyer.
Employers are required to purchase workers’ compensation insurance to protect their employees. In return, employers receive the guarantee that they generally can’t be sued by their employees and expose to the higher amounts a jury might award. Employees are guaranteed that they will receive benefits if they are injured on the job, regardless of who causes the injuries. Workers’ compensation acts also are intended to reduce the role of attorneys, so that all or most of the benefits go to the injured employee or to the family of an employee killed on the job.
If you or a loved one has been injured at work it is important to protect your legal rights. Call (916) 922-9902 to speak with Tom Johnson, a Sacramento work injury attorney.