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Bakersfield Workers’ Compensation Attorney

Work-related accidents and injuries are a common occurrence. According to the National Safety Council,a workplace injurys occurs every seven seconds in the U.S. If you have been hurt on the job, call Faulkner Law Offices as soon as possible. Our Bakersfield workers’ compensation attorneys are passionate advocates for injured workers.

Why Choose Us as Your Lawyer?

Our attorneys at Faulkner Law Offices have been representing injured people and their families since 1974. We believe our extensive experience gives us the knowledge and skills to better pursue compensation for injured workers. We take a personal, client-centered approach to workplace injury matters, maintaining a direct line of communication, so you are free to voice any questions or concerns as the need arises. Our workers’ compensation lawyers operate on a contingency-fee basis, which means you pay us no fees until we win your case.

California Workers’ Compensation System

Workers’ compensation is a social insurance program adopted by California and most states in the first part of the 20th Century. The system is designed to benefit both employees and employers. Employees receive medical treatment for on-the-job injuries and illnesses and disability compensation without having to go to court. In turn, with a few exceptions, workers are prohibited from suing their employers for work-related injuries.

Why You Need an Attorney

It should be a simple matter to receive workers’ compensation benefits when a workplace accident occurs, or a work-related illness develops. Unfortunately, the reality is that injured workers may be met with unfair treatment and denied the benefits they are entitled to receive under state law. Dealing with the complex workers’ compensation system can be daunting, particularly for workers recovering from on-the-job injuries. Our experienced workers’ comp lawyers will protect your rights and aggressively pursue the medical treatment and financial benefits you need and deserve.

Occupations with the Most Workplace Injuries

The National Safety Council has rated the top five industries in the U.S. with the greatest number of on-the-job injuries resulting in time away from work. Those industries are:

  • Service (including firefighters and police)
  • Transportation and shipping
  • Manufacturing and Production
  • Installation, maintenance, and repairs
  • Construction

In the private sector, construction is the industry with the greatest number of work-related fatalities. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that out of 4,693 private industry worker deaths in 2016, 991 (21.1%) occurred in the construction industry.

Common On-the-Job Injuries

The National Safety Council has identified the most common workplace injuries resulting in time away from work:

  • Overexertion (34%): This type of injury involves lifting or lowering or repetitive motions.
  • Contact with objects or equipment (25%): Workers may be struck by or against an object, caught in or compressed by objects or equipment, or struck, crushed or caught in collapsing structures, equipment, or material.
  • Slip or trip and fall accidents (25%): This category includes falls on the same level and falls to a lower level (for example, falls from a ladder or scaffolding).

Contact Us Today

If you have been seriously injured in a workplace accident or developed a serious work-related illness, your best course of action is to consult with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer as soon as possible. Get in touch with Faulkner Law Offices today. Our Bakersfield injury attorneys can protect your rights and tenaciously pursue the full benefits you are entitled to receive under workers’ compensation law.