Modesto Workers Compensation Experts
At Rancaño Law, we help injured workers. We’d like to use our experience to make sure you’re treated fairly.
Workplace accidents cause thousands of on-the-job injuries every year in California. This is why the law requires that employers provide workers compensation coverage to their employees.
Injuries can originate from any number of workplace circumstances:
- Unsafe work procedures or protocols
- Lax safety standards
- Dirty or wet surfaces on workplace floors
- Improperly maintained machinery or tools
Sometimes, It's Not The Employers Lack Of Safety Precautions, But Rather The Job Itself
Workplace injuries occur even in places where every possible precaution is taken and all safety protocols are executed perfectly.
A good example of this would be with migrant farm workers who labor tirelessly in the fields of CA in order to feed the country. The repetitive motion of having to bend down to pick strawberries, the constant weight of having to lift bundles of hay, or the hazard of having to climb ladders in order to reach fruit on the trees are all examples of how workers can become injured through no fault of their own (or their employer).
Even minor things like the repetitive motion associated with working at a computer each day can cause injury over time. Sometimes ergonomic evaluations don't' cut it, and you end up developing carpal tunnel syndrome or worse.
Workers Comp Is Tricky, You Need A Professional To Get The Most From Your Claim
The difficulty is always in proving that this type of injury (which takes years to build up), was caused or contributed to by your CURRENT place of employment. Only an experienced and knowledgeable team of attorneys can help you present evidence to the WCAB courts that your injuries were suffered as a result of your current employer or place of business and that your disability rating was caused by your current job.
Insurance Adjusters Are Experts At Settling Cases Cheaply. Don't Be A Victim
Insurance adjusters are quick to take advantage of low income laborers by offering them a settlement worth much less than their claim is worth. They do this to get the claim "off the books" cheaply, as they know that while the claim may be worth tens of thousands, a poor laborer may be forced to take their initial offer of $1000 because they need it to make ends meet (since it can often times take months to get their first disability check).
Don't fall for this. Many times you will have ongoing medical costs that the insurance company should be made to pay for. If you settle for a small amount, they are no longer under any obligation to pay your future medical bills and you may find that the amount they gave you during the settlement isn't enough to cover your expenses.
If you have suffered a workplace injury, you are entitled to receive medical attention at no cost to you and compensation for your financial losses.
Workplace Injuries Are Covered By More Than Just Workers Comp
For many work related injuries, there may be other sources of compensation in addition to workers compensation insurance. For example if your work injury was caused by the negligent behavior of another company’s employee, you may also be entitled to claim compensation for your pain and suffering through a concurrent personal injury claim.
Our office has obtained numerous multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts for catastrophically injured workers. We have also obtained fair and just results for less seriously injured workers.
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 have suffered a work related injury in Modesto.
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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.