Workers Compensation Attorney
Have You Been Injured at Work?
If you work in Bakersfield or the surrounding areas and you’ve been injured at work, you need a worker’s comp lawyer who understands the complexities of workers’ compensation law. At the Law Office of Joseph Pluta, we have helped countless individuals around Kern County just like you navigate the legal system and get the compensation they deserve. Our experienced team will guide you through the entire process, from filing the initial claim to representing you in court if necessary. Don’t let your injury leave you in financial ruin – contact us today for a free consultation and let us fight for your rights.
How We Can Help You
Get the compensation you deserve
We understand the complexities of workers’ compensation law and will fight tirelessly to get you the money you deserve.
Experienced and knowledgeable legal team
Our lawyers have years of experience in handling workers’ compensation cases, and we stay up-to-date on the latest changes to the law.
Personalized attention and support
You can count on us to be there for you throughout the entire process, providing you with the support and guidance you need to get through this difficult time.
Experienced and Trusted Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
The Law Office of Joseph Pluta is located in Bakersfield, California. We specialize in workers compensation claims and settlements. We value integrity, hard work, and quality above all else. Our team of experienced attorneys is dedicated to providing you with the highest level of service and support, no matter what your legal needs may be. We take pride in our work and will always go above and beyond to ensure your complete satisfaction.
What our clients say about our service!
Joe Pluta and his team have been wonderful workers’ compensation attorneys to work with. I have been pleased to work with them for quite a while now and their kindness, patience, and knowledge shows in every interaction.
Joseph Pluta and his team, especially Sandy, have been very supportive during my time as a client. All my appointments and everything that comes with a work comp case were very smooth. All my questions and concerns were regarded and met with quick resolve.
Frequently Asked Questions
We’ve gathered the most frequently asked questions from customers and answered them here!
What is a workers' compensation claim, and how does it work?
A workers’ compensation claim is a type of insurance that provides benefits to employees who are injured or become ill as a result of their job. When an employee is injured or becomes ill, they can file a claim with their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. The insurance may then pay for the employee’s medical expenses, lost wages, and other related costs.
How much compensation can I expect for my injury?
The amount of compensation you can expect for your injury will depend on several factors, including the severity of your injury, the amount of time you are unable to work, and the type(s) of evaluation(s) you require. In general, workers’ compensation benefits cover medical expenses and lost wages, but the amount of compensation will vary depending on your specific case.
Can I file a claim if my injury happened outside of work?
Typically, workers’ compensation only covers injuries that occur while you are working. However, there are some exceptions to this rule, such as injuries that occur while traveling for work or injuries that are caused by a work-related activity. Consult with the Law Office of Joseph Pluta to determine whether your injury is covered by workers’ compensation insurance.
What should I do if my workers' compensation claim is denied?
If your workers’ compensation claim is denied, you have the right to appeal the decision. The Law Offices of Joseph Pluta can assist you in gathering evidence to support your claim and attend a hearing to present your case.
Do I need a lawyer to file a workers' compensation claim?
You are not required to have a lawyer file a workers’ compensation claim, but it is recommended. The Law Office of Joseph Pluta can help you navigate the complex process of filing a claim, ensuring that you receive the maximum benefits to you are entitled to.
How long does the workers' compensation process take?
The duration of the workers’ compensation process will vary depending on the complexity of your case and the state you live in. It is important to consult with the Law Office of Joseph Pluta to ensure that your claim is processed as quickly and efficiently as possible.