MODESTO LAW PRACTICE AREAS
Rancaño & Rancaño
Modesto Personal Injury Lawyers
At Rancaño & Rancaño we help people who have suffered employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, injury at work (workers’ compensation claims), personal injury, and medical malpractice. Our firm, with offices in Modesto, Stockton and Sacramento, represents people throughout the Central Valley and the greater Sacramento area.
In California, employment is “at will.” This means that either the employer or the employee may end the employment relationship at any time, for any legal reason, or for no reason at all. But the “at will” employment doctrine does not mean an employer can refuse to hire you, or terminate your employment, for an illegal discriminatory reason, nor may an employer harass you based on certain criteria.
The law protects workers from discrimination and harassment by unscrupulous employers, or employers who are ignorant of the law. It is illegal for your employer to discriminate against you, or to harass you, because of your race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, or military or veteran status. It is also illegal for your employer to retaliate against you for complaining about discrimination or harassment. This is a complicated area of law, and requires the assistance of experienced legal counsel to protect the employee’s rights.
The California Workers’ Compensation Act protects workers who sustain job-related injury or illness. The Act provides for medical treatment, monetary payments, and other benefits when the injured worker files a claim. The injured worker should never see a medical bill for treatment of a job-related injury or illness.
Generally, the law requires employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance. The insurance carrier then administers the claim. But the insurance companies are interested maximizing their profits and limiting their expenditures. What this means to the injured worker is that often times the insurance companies refuse to approve necessary medical treatment, and delay or refuse to pay all monetary benefits due the injured worker. The only recourse the injured worker has is to take his or her claim before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, where it is crucial to have competent representation.
If you are the victim of medical negligence, at Rancaño & Rancaño your well-being and your rights are our first priority.
Generally, a person whose negligence causes injury to another is liable for the injured person’s damages. Personal injury accidents arise in many different ways—motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, unsafe premises, dangerous products, animal bites, etc.—and may range from serious to catastrophic. A person injured by another’s negligent or intentional acts may be entitled to compensation. In most cases, the responsible party’s insurance company tries to pay the injured party the least amount possible to settle the claim. In some cases, the responsible party denies fault entirely. In every case, the injured party will benefit from the advice and expertise of a competent personal injury lawyer to obtain the maximum recovery.
Health care professionals—doctors, nurses, clinicians, technicians, dentists, optometrists, etc.—are people, and people make mistakes. Not every medical mistake rises to the level of malpractice. The mistake must result from negligence, and depart from the standard of care the law imposes on health care professionals. Not every attorney understands the difference; even those that do necessarily rely on the opinions of experts in their fields. Proving medical malpractice is usually difficult and complicated. It takes knowledge, resources, time and commitment.
Rancaño & Rancaño has decades of experience representing victims of employment discrimination, protecting the rights of injured workers, recovering damages for the seriously injured, and holding medical professionals accountable for their negligence. We protect our clients from insurance company abuses, and work hard to obtain the full value of their claims.
If you or someone you know has suffered a serious injury or is the victim of unlawful employment practices, you need the trusted representation of experienced legal counsel.
Please call Rancaño & Rancaño at 1-800-755-5557, or complete the contact form provided on this site to schedule your free initial consultation.
YOU MUST ACT IMMEDIATELY
People who seek representations early on in their claim have the best outcomes. Call us for a free consultation immediately if you are a victim of medical malpractice in Modesto.
Have You Been Injured In Modesto?
We will fight to ensure that you receive full and just compensation for your losses. And we will go to trial to take on major corporations and insurance companies if necessary. Let us take care of every detail of your claim, so you can concentrate on the most important part – your recovery.