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Fighting for Injured Workers Throughout the Central Valley
Workers' Compensation

Sacramento Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

Injured Workers Know They Have Allies in Us

It is not unusual for an injured worker to be misinformed after a workplace accident about their rights to compensation. Many employers don’t actually understand the details of the workers’ comp policies they have for their employees, so workers can be left wondering what to do next. In other situations, insurance companies can intentionally mislead workers to deter them from filing a claim and getting workers’ compensation benefits.

Our team of Sacramento workers’ compensation lawyers from Rancaño & Rancaño, APLC are here to make certain that you are not left in the dark after an on-the-job accident or injury. We take pride in the fact that we only represent plaintiffs and claimants, never insurance companies or employers. This dedication to helping only the injured has made us one of the most trusted names in workers’ compensation representation throughout the region.

Discover the Rancaño & Rancaño, APLC difference that so many others have already. Call (916) 884-6554 or contact us online.

No-Fault Workers’ Compensation in California

A workers’ compensation case in California is based on a no-fault system, which means that liability is not a prominent factor. In fact, most cases never even consider liability when deciding if a claimant should be given benefits after a workplace accident. With this system, you can receive the benefits you need even if it was your mistake alone that caused your accident.

Workers’ compensation benefits can also become available to employees or workers who are hurt due to their job but not in an accident. Repetitive stress injuries suffered at work are common reasons for workers’ comp filings despite not being caused by a single incident or a mistake. Our law firm has represented plenty of agricultural workers who suffer from back pain and aches caused by long days working in fields, for example.

What Benefits Can You Get from Workers’ Comp?

Several important workers’ comp benefits available in California are:

  • Medical costs: Any medical care deemed necessary to help you recover from your job-related injury should be fully covered by workers’ compensation with no caps. Medical care includes but is not limited to hospitalization, emergency care, surgeries, rehabilitative therapy, prescription medicines, laboratory diagnostic tests, copays, deductibles, and travel costs to get to doctor’s appointments.
  • Disability benefits: When you are unable to safely return to work for an extended period of time, you can become eligible for temporary or permanent disability benefits that are meant to replace your lost wages. Disability benefits are usually valued at two-thirds of your average weekly wages and are paid for up to 104 weeks. More significant disabilities warrant greater benefits, though.
  • Supplemental job displacement benefits: After 60 days of disability, you can qualify for job displacement benefits that help you find another employment position. For example, your benefits could include the cost of training for an office job if physical labor is too demanding after an injury. You can still receive workers’ comp benefits while completing doctor-approved work, too.
  • Death benefits: Surviving family members of loved ones who pass away due to a work-related injury can get special death benefits, which can include a portion of lost wages, funeral costs, and more.

How Soon Do You Have to Report Your Injury?

California requires you to notify your employer within 30 days of becoming injured or being diagnosed by a medical professional about a work-related injury or health condition. Waiting longer than 30 days can invalidate any chance you have to file a claim and seek benefits. Our Sacramento workers’ comp lawyers recommend you contact us and allow us to file a claim much sooner than that, though. Ideally, we will be able to file within a few days of your accident while the situation is still fresh in your mind. Also, waiting a while to report your injury could mean waiting to get medical treatments, which can be downright dangerous.

Ready to Assist You However We Can

Our law firm was founded in 1989 and with the goal to help as many people in our community as possible with work injury and workers’ compensation claims. Thanks to our commitment to excellent legal service, we are proud to be able to say this goal has been met year after year, and we are still going strong. Please allow our Sacramento workers’ compensation attorneys to help you throughout your claim. Bettering your future with great casework is our passion.

Call (916) 884-6554 to get a free consultation!

Client Testimonials

Real Stories from Real Workers
  • “I would tell others if they're seeking legal professional help, that Rancaño & Rancaño helped me and that they can most likely help them in their situation.”

    - Jose
  • “There's many people that recommended me to go to Rancaño & Rancaño because they were in the same situation, and they helped them like they helped me in providing excellent service.”

    - Ancieto
  • “The office is always clean and welcoming. The receptionist is very professional and nice.”

    - Denise

Our Results Speak for Themselves

Millions Recovered for Injured Workers & Individuals
  • Workers' Compensation $2,264,827

    Juan Perez Vasquez v. Sonoran Roofing, Inc., CIGA, services by Sedgwick CMS

  • Workers' Compensation $2,172,000

    Sergio Cervantes v. Central Valley Painting, State Compensation Insurance Fund

  • Workers' Compensation $2,150,000

    Julio Calderon v. South Placer Roofing Co., Inc., State Compensation Insurance Fund

  • Workers' Compensation $1,925,000

    Armando Calderon v. A & A Cattle, Intercare Insurance Services

  • Construction Site Injury $1,750,000

    Martinez v. Unger Construction

  • Obstetrical Negligence $1,500,000

    Martinez v. County of Merced

  • Workers' Compensation $1,302,500

    Damian Sanchez v. MG Simms Painting & Decorating, The Hartford

  • Workers' Compensation $1,300,000

    Ociel Garcia v. Capital Builders, National Fire Union Insurance Company

  • Motor Vehicle Collision $1,300,000

    Walls v. Svenhard

  • Workers' Compensation $1,250,000

    Ramon Madriz-Mendoza v. Pacific International Steel, State Compensation Insurance Fund

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Why Hire Rancaño & Rancaño, APLC?

When Your Benefits Matter, It Matters Who You Hire
  • On the Side of Workers

    Our firm is exclusively dedicated to helping injured workers and individuals receive the justice they deserve.

  • Experienced Support Staff

    Our firm is staffed by experienced legal professionals who have been helping us serve injured workers for many years.

  • Se Habla Español

    Our multi-lingual staff is proud to serve clients in both English and Spanish.

  • Experience on Your Side

    Our firm has been serving injured clients throughout California's Central Valley for 30 years.

  • A Reputation for Excellence

    We have received countless testimonials from happy clients since our law firm first opened its doors in 1989.

  • A Track Record of Success

    Our firm has recovered millions of dollars for injured workers and individuals.