It is essential that you hire a reputable workers compensation lawyer. When your body has been injured in a work accident, there is no reason to put your trust in a disreputable workers compensation lawyer. Unfortunately, Los Angeles County is filled with unscrupulous workers compensation lawyers. Many of these so called law firms are run by a workers compensation lawyer who is never in the office and extensively relies on non-lawyers to run the workers compensation practice. In these situations your workers compensation case will be handled by non-lawyers both in the workers compensation claims handling process at their office and at the Workers Compensation Appeals Board. One does not have to be an attorney to appear at the Workers Compensation Appeals Board which is essentially the court system for work injuries in California. For the same reasons why you would not trust just any old doctor to operate on you, you should not trust any old lawyer to handle your workers compensation case.
A workers compensation case in which the employee lost his hearing.
Many workers compensation cases involve back injuries.
Many workers compensation cases involve carpal tunnel.
Workers compensation cases involving ankle injuries.
Workers compensation cases involving foot injuries including breaks that do not heal correctly.
Workers compensation cases involving nerve injuries.
Workers compensation cases involving wrist injuries.
Workers compensation cases involving hand injuries.
Workers compensation injuries involving the arm.
Psychological injury cases.
Workers compensation cases involving knee injuries.
Workers compensation cases involving eye injuries.
Work injuries involving lung disease.
Work injuries that cause brain injuries.
Workers compensation injuries involving the rotor cuff.
Work injuries involving the wrist.
Work injuries from the exposure to something.
Work injuries involving broken bones.
Workers compensation cases where one workplace injury causes another workplace injury.
Workers compensation injuries involving death.
Workers compensation cases involving the loss of a body part.
If you have had a work injury, please contact our firm. Without an attorney, your rights will be seriously impinged. If you do not know the rules of the workers compensation system you will not receive the right medical treatment. For example, We had a significant case in which the poor advice from the company’s workers compensation doctor led to a worker to suffer serious secondary injuries to her shoulder that made her unable to work for nine months.
The percent a workers compensation lawyer can charge you is regulated by law and is extremely low. You will not pay 1/3 or 40% for legal representation in work injury. You will not even pay 20% to be represented in a workers compensation case. A proper workers compensation settlement accounts for your attorney’s fees. If your workers compensation lawyer has to attend your deposition, the other side must pay their fees to do that. Do not feel that you can get a better deal by not hiring a workers compensation because their cut will be a great portion of your workers compensation settlement. That is simply not true in California.
If you do not have an attorney familiar with the various doctors in the workers compensation system your work injury may be assessed in an agreed medical examination or independent medical examination by a doctor who will rate you unfavorably, give you an insufficient disability rating, and make it impossible to obtain a good settlement in your workers compensation case. We cannot over-emphasize the need to have a qualified workers compensation attorney if you have a work injury.
Your workers compensation lawyer must also work with your employment lawyer if you have a case that involves the loss of your job. Workers compensation lawyers who do not work with your employment lawyer may cause in one or both of your cases to be waived through bad lawyering.
If you are fired due to a work injury and your workers compensation lawyer will not file for 132a benefits in the workers compensation system you are also with the wrong lawyer.
Changing attorneys in workers compensation cases is somewhat common. You have a right to change your workers compensation lawyer. Many times workers change their workers compensation lawyers because their workers compensation attorney will not represent them on a workers compensation retaliation case, they will not return their telephone calls, or they will not fight for the client getting a better medical opinion about their work injury.
If you have any questions about a work injury, a workers compensation claim that is already on file or might exist, please contact our office.
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