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If you get hurt at work or develop a work-related medical condition that makes it unsafe to keep working until you can recover, workers’ compensation benefits might be available to you. In California, most employees are covered by workers’ compensation insurance that is provided by their employers. Filing a claim to get those benefits is where the process can get difficult and frustrating. Some employers and many insurance companies intentionally challenge workers’ comp claims to try to save money.

To get your workers’ compensation claim in Fresno moving with fewer frustrations, start by talking to an attorney from Pacific Workers', The Lawyers for Injured Workers. We have dedicated the entirety of our law office to workers’ comp claims, appeals, and lawsuits, so you can be confident that we have the skills, experience, and resources needed to handle all parts of your case.

We proudly help injured workers from all industries, such as:

  • Healthcare and social assistance
  • Retail and business
  • Educational services
  • Public administration
  • Agriculture
  • Construction
  • Law enforcement
  • Firefighting
  • Hospitality
  • Food service

Talk to our workers’ comp lawyers for legal counsel in Fresno, California. Call (888) 740-6434 and ask for a complimentary case evaluation.


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Workers’ Compensation Qualifications

California is one of the most worker-friendly states in the country when it comes to workers’ compensation qualifications and requirements. The law requires that any employer who has at least one employee (including full-time, part-time, or seasonal) must provide workers’ compensation insurance coverage for all employees. Under this broad rule, nearly every employer in California must purchase workers’ compensation insurance that covers work-related injuries and illnesses suffered by their employees.

Who Isn’t Covered by Workers’ Comp?

Certain workers in California are not usually covered by workers’ comp, including:

  • Independent contractors
  • People who work for aid, not wages
  • Domestic workers who are related to their employers
  • Volunteer workers in certain situations
  • Deputy sheriffs and deputy clerks
  • Student-athletes at amateur events
  • Amateur sports officials
  • Several other unique types of workers

Not sure if you are covered by workers’ compensation? Don’t assume. Find out for certain by talking with our legal team.

Also, if your employer tells you that you aren’t covered because of your job requirements, but you feel like you should be considered a regular employee, call (888) 740-6434 right away. Sometimes, employers intentionally misclassify their employees as independent contractors to exclude them from workers' compensation insurance policies and reduce their monthly premiums. This dishonest tactic could be what’s happening to you!

Workers’ Compensation is a No-Fault System

Workers’ compensation is a no-fault insurance system that is meant to give injured workers the care and financial aid they need to recover from a work-related injury. A “no-fault” insurance system does not require either party to prove or disprove fault for the accident or injury. Instead, the most important consideration is whether the accident or injury occurred in a way that was related to the claimant’s work or job duties. On the other hand, a “no-fault” insurance system also means that your employer can’t be blamed for most work injuries, so you usually cannot file a civil injury claim against your employer, even if you think their negligence caused the accident that left you injured.

Workers’ Compensation Benefits in California

Typical workers’ compensation benefits available to an injured worker in California are:

  • Medical care: The full amount of any medical treatments required by an injured worker should be covered by workers’ compensation insurance, including hospitalization, physical therapy, prescription medications, co-pays, travel costs, and so on.
  • Temporary disability: If an injured worker can’t return to work and needs to rest and recover, workers’ compensation can provide temporary disability benefits until the worker can return to work. Temporary disability pay is usually set at two-thirds of the worker’s average weekly wages.
  • Permanent disability: A permanently injured worker may qualify for permanent total disability benefits. Instead of being based on the worker’s typical wages, permanent disability pay is usually based on the worker’s impairment rating, which reflects the severity of their disability.
  • Vocational rehabilitation: Workers’ compensation may pay for vocational rehabilitation that allows the injured worker to start a new job, even if that means working for a new employer, assuming that they cannot return to their previous role due to their work-related injury. Vocational rehabilitation benefits can usually pay for up to $6,000 of training or education costs that would prepare the worker for their new role.
  • Life pension: Workers who are given an impairment rating between 70% and 99% may be eligible for life pension payments through the workers’ compensation system. Life pensions provide a supplemental payment each week for the rest of their lives.
  • Death benefits: If a worker suffers a fatal work-related injury or illness, workers’ compensation may provide death benefits to eligible surviving loved ones of the deceased worker. Death benefits can cover funeral and burial expenses, and may even provide a portion of the deceased worker’s wages and benefits for some time.

Let Us Help with Your Case – Call Now

Pacific Workers', The Lawyers for Injured Workers and our Fresno workers’ compensation lawyers are always standing by to help new and returning clients with workers’ comp claims. We’re here to make all parts of your case less stressful for you by offering to handle everything.

You can depend on us for help with:

  • Reviewing your employment contract to determine your workers’ comp eligibility.
  • Preparing and filing your workers’ compensation claim.
  • Responding to any inquiries from your employer or the insurance company.
  • Filing an appeal if your claim is denied.
  • Representing you before the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB).
  • Attempting to negotiate for a fair settlement if able.
  • Many other legal processes that can arise in a workers’ comp claim.

From start to finish, from little tasks to big challenges, our legal team will be there to help you understand and utilize your rights as an injured worker in California. All you need to do is reach out to our team today.


Please call (888) 740-6434, so we can schedule a case review with you soon.


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