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Do I Need a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?

What Northern California Consumers Need to Know About Working With a Job-Related Injury Attorney

Workers’ compensation law is a no fault system in California. This means that regardless of who was at fault, the worker who was injured on the job will be given benefits. The injured employee does not need to prove who caused the injury, however, the law does require proof that the worker’s injury occurred during the course and scope of employment.

Examples of workplace injuries include:

  • Cumulative injury
  • Specific injury
  • Emotional or psychiatric injury
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Death
  • Among others…

To learn more about hiring an attorney, read our Guide to Hiring a Lawyer section.

If you are considering hiring an attorney, you should consider talking with several before choosing one. To search for workers’ compensation lawyers in Northern California, begin now by browsing our law firm directory, or click on your county link on this page to search for the firms closest to you. To learn more about workers’ comp law, go to our Learn About Workers’ Compensation Law section.