As your attorney, I help you navigate the confusing workers compensation system. I obtain all the benefits and compensation for your injuries or illness that you rightfully deserve, including:
Temporary disabilitiy benefits
– Medical treatment
– Permanent disability benefits
– Dependents’ recovery for worker’s death
– Lost wages or salary
– Rehabilitation expenses
– Retraining costs
Qualifying for workers’ compensation
You are entitled to workers’ compensation for an injury or illness that occurred at your workplace or while you were engaged in a work-related activity, or even on a work-related errand. Our system is ‘no-fault’, so even in the absence of your employer’s fault or negligence, you can still receive the help you need through workers’ compensation benefits. You have one year from the date of the injury to file a claim or you loose your rights. Don’t let this happen to you.
Waiving workers’ compensation
At times, the law of workers compensation and personal injury overlap. Although when you accept a workers’ compensation payment, you forfeit your right to pursue other remedies against a negligent employer, there are situations that allow for recovery against a third party, as well. If someone else has acted negligently at the same time as your workplace injury, you might be entitled to an award of pain & suffering and other damages that are not granted through a workers’ compensation claim. For example, this could happen while you’re on an errand for work and you’re involved in a car accident. I carefully review your case to determine how you can best recover the compensation you deserve.
Appealing a workers’ compensation decision
If your workers’ compensation claim is unfairly denied, you have only a short window of opportunity to appeal the unjust decision. I help you maneuver through the overwhelming bureaucratic process of appealing to the California workers’ compensation board.
Contact a workers’ compensation attorney you can trust
All too often I hear clients complain they can never talk with their lawyer – they don’t return phone calls, they won’t meet with them and some haven’t even met them after retaining their office! That’s deplorable to me and the antithesis of what my philosophy how to practice law. You are entitled to me when you hire me. I have more than 25 years of experience helping workers in and around Encino and Sherman Oaks, California, file workers’ compensation claims and appeal workers’ compensation denials. To talk with a workers’ compensation attorney who can help you, call my office at 818-501-4658 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation.
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