Attorneys Who Advocate For California’s Agricultural Workforce
The hard physical labor of farm work means that agricultural workers have a high rate of workplace injuries. At Meechan Rosenthal & Karpilow PC, we believe in fighting for you to get the workers’ compensation benefits that you deserve.
We represent farm workers in Santa Rosa and the surrounding communities who suffered accidents or injuries on the job. With more than 30 combined years of experience, our team of board-certified workers’ compensation attorneys work tirelessly to put the money in your hands that you need to pay your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses.
What If You Are An Immigrant Worker?
Many farm laborers in California do not have permanent legal status. Even so, you still have the same employment law rights as American citizens. The law forbids employers from retaliating against workers by reporting their immigration status to authorities such as the police or the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). It is also against the law for employers to fire you for reporting a workplace injury. Our lawyers will act quickly to protect your status, help you stay in the country, recover workers’ comp benefits, and even help you keep your job, despite the retaliation of your employer.
Know Your Rights When It Comes To Medical Care
You need to seek medical treatment from a doctor within 24 hours of filing a workers’ compensation claim. Your employer will likely offer you a list of doctors to choose from. However, many employers hire doctors who try to minimize workers’ injuries so that insurance companies can pay less money. You have the right to see your own doctor 30 days after your accident. Speak with one of our lawyers so we can enforce your rights and recommend independent professionals you can trust.
Speak With Attorneys Who Can Help You – Free Consultations
We are ready to help you if you are an agricultural employee who needs help with workers’ compensation. Call Meechan Rosenthal & Karpilow PC at 707-528-4409 or send us an email to schedule a free, confidential consultation with a lawyer. Hablamos español.