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Workers’ Compensation and Negligence Claims
- Construction injuries
- Cumulative trauma injuries
- Repetitive-stress injuries
- Third-party negligence claims
- Disability retirement claims
- Construction accidents
- Auto and truck/big rig accidents
- All serious injuries and disabilities
- Emphasis on career-ending injuries
- Personal injury
- Auto and motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle/pedestrian accidents
- Uninsured motorist claims
- Wrongful death
- On-the-job injuries
- Farm labor accidents
- Back and shoulders Injuries
- Hand, foot and knee injuries
- Heart and lung problems
- Permanent disability settlements
The Benefits of a Workers’ Compensation Claim Include:
1) Medical Treatment: Reasonable medical treatment needed to cure or relieve the effects of a work-related injury or illness. There are many rules and limitations regarding medical treatment in the workers’ compensation system of California. Our attorneys can help you navigate these complex and ever-changing rules.
2) Temporary Disability (TD): Wage replacement when you are unable to perform your job duties while recovering from a work-related injury or illness. Your workers’ compensation temporary disability rate is two-thirds of your average weekly salary, up to the legal maximum.
3) Permanent Disability (PD): Monetary benefit paid when you don’t recover completely, and your injury causes a permanent loss of physical or mental function that a doctor can measure. The amount and duration of this benefit depends on when you were injured, the permanent disability rating you are assigned, and your average weekly salary. Our attorneys will assist you in obtaining the most accurate permanent disability rating possible, and thus, the maximum benefit you are entitled to.
4) Supplemental Job Displacement Benefits: A voucher you may be entitled to if you cannot return to your pre-injury work and you are not offered a permanent or modified job with your employer within 85 percent of your pre-injury wages. The amount will vary depending on the date of your injury. This voucher is meant to help pay for retraining or skill enhancement and can only be used at specific schools and training institutions.
A workers’ compensation injury can be a “specific” injury, when there is a distinct event that causes it; or a worker may suffer a “cumulative trauma” injury, when injury arises out of a period of exposure to repetitive activity or to a substance. Both injury types are compensable under workers’ compensation laws in the state of California, and our attorneys have years of experience in assisting workers with both types of claims.
Our attorneys work on a contingency basis; this means that our fees are deducted from benefits which we successfully assist our clients in obtaining. If we are not successful in getting our clients benefits, there is no fee.