GEKLAW serves Ventura County
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Injuries happen at work and at play. They are unexpected, unwanted and, often, unbearable. We at Gordon, Edelstein, Krepack, Grant, Felton & Goldstein, LLP have spent the better part of three decades protecting and enhancing the quality of life for members of our communities who have been injured on or off the job.
- GEK Representation
- Our Ventura attorneys work tirelessly to maintain and advance the legal rights of those we represent, including:
- Peace Officers
- Retail Clerks
- Delivery Personnel
- Utility Workers
- Hospitality Industry Workers
- Carwash Workers
- Laundry Workers
Hurt at Work
California's Labor Code allows employees to pre-designate a physician prior to an industrial injury. By doing so, the employee has the right to be treated by that physician from the date of injury until treatment is concluded. That doctor must be the employee's regularly treating physician who maintains the person's medical records and who is willing to treat him or her in the event of an industrial injury. It is imperative for the worker to keep a copy of this pre-designation form.
By pre-designating a doctor, you bypass the employer's physician and are able to control your own care. If you don't pre-designate, your employer can control your medical care with a doctor from his or her list of physicians.
Reporting an Injury
It is estimated that most injuries go unreported. It is important to consult with a doctor as soon as you are injured on the job. It is also important to note that some injuries occur over time. Many workers have highly physical jobs that result in continuous trauma injuries, the most common of which affect the spine, arms, hands, shoulders and knees. Prolonged standing can cause problems with feet and legs. Bending and lifting can cause repetitive strain injuries to the lower back, neck, shoulders, arms and hands. And, high blood pressure, diabetes and other internal problems can result from exposure to stress.
Am I Suing My Employer?
There are no "lawsuits" in Workers' Compensation. You are not "suing" your employer by hiring an attorney in a Worker's Compensation case.
Injured workers are entitled to have an attorney assist them with their claim, guiding them through the system and advocating on their behalf. It is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against workers for claiming an injury and/or hiring an attorney to assist them.
Our Ventura attorneys serve those in northern Los Angeles County and Ventura County.
This GEK office is located at 816 Camarillo Springs Road, Suite I, Camarillo, 93012. Please call 805-377-0633 to make an appointment.