Southern California can be a wonderful place to live, but living here isn't always easy. Many of us have to work hard in order to afford to live here, and any setback in our working life can come as a major blow to our finances.
When you are injured on the job, you may be out of work for a long period of recovery. At the same time, you may have very expensive medical bills and rehabilitation costs. Workers' compensation benefits should cover these costs, but it can be difficult to get the full amount of benefits you deserve.
Wrongful Termination or suspension, Wage and Hour, Discrimination, Harassment, Pervasive and Unsafe working condition.
In theory, California's workers' compensation system is relatively simple. Employers pay for insurance to cover medical expenses and other costs when their employees are hurt while on the job. When you are injured in the course of your employment, you see a medical provider approved by your employer, and then you are compensated for your expenses through your employer's insurance provider.
In practice, it can be difficult for the injured to get the workers' compensation benefits they need. Employers and insurance companies often resist giving the injured the full amount they deserve.
It can be very important for workers to have the help of an attorney at any point in the process after an accident.
State and federal laws prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of race, sex, pregnancy, disability, national origin and more. If you have been wrongfully fired or mistreated at work due to illegal discrimination, you may be able to recover lost wages and other damages.
The Oceanbridge Law Firm, APC can help people like you to understand your rights and guide you through the process of making a claim of wrongful termination or unlawful discrimination.
Attorney Macauley Ekpenisi is also licence to practice law in New York, California and Nigeria