Types of Workplace Injuries
Workplace injuries may be due to a specific event or may occur over time due to repetitive physical stress, such as carpal tunnel syndrome and leg problems. Injuries also include other work-related illnesses such as hypertension, heart disease, breathing problems or exposure to toxic chemicals or fumes. We have a team of highly experienced and qualified California Workers' Compensation lawyers to help you win the case.
"I was very blessed to have attorney Sherry Grant and her staff working on my case; they are a very dedicated team. Without their patience, knowledge, friendship, perseverance and time, I wouldn't have received a settlement and the medical treatment I needed."
Protecting Your Rights If You're Injured on the Job
California Workers' Compensation laws are designed to protect both the employee and the employer in the event of an on-the-job injury. California workers' compensation laws provide guaranteed coverage to employees for medical care for their personal injury and, in many cases, provide guaranteed compensation during and after the recovery period as well. By seeking the services of our expert California workers' compensation lawyers, you will be able to justify your stand easily.
In California, employers are required to carry Workers' Compensation insurance, or qualify for self-insurance to cover such injuries. This may cover benefits for lost earnings during recovery from an injury, reimbursement of medical expenses, and compensation for any permanent impairment or disability. Determining your eligibility and compensation can give rise to complex issues which may lead to disputes, and that is when you will need an experienced California Workers' Compensation lawyer advocating for you to make sure you receive fair payment and medical care for your injuries. Protecting your rights is particularly important during the First 90 Days of a Workers' Compensation Claim.
Although most cases are handled by the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, some unions have entered into Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) programs. Our workers' compensation attorneys are well-versed in the ADR system and can represent you throughout the process.
Video Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
- If I am injured at work, what steps should I take?
- If I file a claim, will someone contact me?
- What if my injury leads to secondary symptoms?
- If I receive a list of three doctors, what should I do?
- If I am injured at work and my employer says I don't need to see a doctor, what should I do?
- What happens if I return to work, but I continue to experience symptoms?
- My doctor has ignored my complaints, but I don't feel that I can perform my full duties. What should I do?
- How can I prepare for the possibility of a work-related injury in the future?
- I am concerned about reporting my injury to me employer. I am worried it will reflect negatively on me.
Sometimes workplace injuries involve a third party - someone other than your employer. The expertise of our Workers' Compensation attorneys, combined with that of our Personal Injury attorneys, allows us to coordinate third-party cases ensuring you the best possible outcome.
Our firm continues to be an active participant in many organizations within Los Angeles and Southern California dealing with issues involving Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury laws in Los Angeles. We are also advocates of a safe and healthy work environment, and work closely with many of Southern California's labor unions and other employer groups to improve working conditions and employees' rights.