Chain | Cohn | Clark has the most well-respected workers’ compensation practice in Bakersfield, having represented numerous individuals who have been injured while on the job over the years. Senior partner James Yoro is the head of the firm’s workers’ compensation practice, and is a Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Professional in California. Over the course of his career, James has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of his many clients who have been injured on the job.
When an employee is injured on the job, he or she may sustain a variety of injuries, including but not limited to physical injuries resulting from a specific event, hypertension, heart disease, and exposure to toxic chemicals or fumes. California workers’ compensation law is designed to ensure that employers provide coverage for medical care for any injuries an employee suffers while on the job, and in some cases, compensation for future disabilities that have been caused by the incident.
It is very important that a worker who has been injured while on the job immediately inform his or her employer of his or her work-related injury or illness. Waiting to report an injury or illness can result in a delay or denial of workers’ compensation benefits. After filing an initial claim form, an injured worker has one year from the date of the injury to file an application for adjudication with the Workers’ Compensation and Appeals Board.
If you have sustained an injury while on the job, contact our law firm immediately, so that we can help you obtain maximum compensation for your injuries. Moreover, since our firm handles personal injury cases in addition to workers’ compensation claims, if you have been injured due to the fault of both your employer as well as a third party, then you may be entitled to further compensation from the third party. Since we practice in both areas, we are uniquely situated to handle both aspects of your case.
*NOTICE: Making a false or fraudulent Workers’ Compensation claim is a felony subject to up to 5 years in a prison or a fine of up to $150,000 or double the values of the fraud, whichever is greater, or by both imprisonment and fine.
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