Recently, a California court made it more difficult for companies to designate workers as independent contractors instead of employees. By adopting an "ABC" test to determine worker status, the court found that people who performed duties within the "usual course" of a company's business may, in fact, be employees even if they are called independent contractors.
Most of us spend a significant part of each day at work. Although some occupations are obviously more dangerous than others, employees can be injured in any work environment. The California workers' compensation system has been designed to provide benefits to workers injured on the job, including medical care and disability benefits.
Have you engaged in repetitive work activities that have left you with a physical or mental injury? You may have a cumulative trauma claim that you can pursue with a qualified and experienced Sacramento workers' compensation attorney
No one ever expects an accident or an unexpected fall, and we do our best to avoid these sorts of unfortunate events. But, when a pallet falls and crushes your foot or someone not paying attention makes a mistake that leaves you unable to earn a living, you need help.
Luckily, there are Sacramento workers' compensation lawyers that can help you get the money you need to keep your life together while you heal, and help you pay any medical bills that might come your way.
Going back to work after an injury can be a stressful experience. You need to reintegrate into the workplace after a period of illness, and you may experience life disruption caused by the injury itself or by personal and financial strain. In addition, you may not understand your rights if suddenly hit with a mountain of paperwork and long discussions with your employer, doctor and claims administrator. When you start the process of returning to work, you will want to know the standards put in place for your protection.