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Workers’ Compensation

What is Workers’ Comp?

Don’t Let A Temporary Disability Derail Your Career

Once a doctor has seen and treated your workplace injury, you’ll have a sense of whether your injury will interfere with your work responsibilities, and for how long. If you are hospitalized overnight, or if your doctor says you will be unable to work for more than three days, you may be eligible for temporary disability benefits under California’s workers’ compensation laws.

Temporary disability benefits represent a higher level of support than basic medical care, so the paperwork and forms are that much more complicated. As your workers’ compensation attorney, I’ll help you file your claim quickly so you can collect your benefits as soon as possible.

When To Get A Second Opinion

In some cases, an injury can limit your ability to work in ways that are hard for a doctor to see. If you believe your injury merits temporary disability benefits, but your doctor does not agree, you don’t have to give up — you can get a second opinion.

In California, certain doctors are licensed as qualified medical evaluators after receiving special training in the state’s workers’ compensation regulations. Before you go to see a state-licensed, qualified medical evaluator, it’s important to confirm that the doctor’s report will be accepted by your workers’ comp claims administrator. When the claims administrator and your lawyer agree on a doctor to resolve a medical dispute, this physician is called an agreed medical evaluator.

Whatever injury you’ve suffered, I will help you access the workers’ compensation benefits you’ve earned — whether your injury is short-term or results in temporary or permanent disability.

Receive Your Benefits Right Away

I understand that coming to terms with a disability, even a temporary one, isn’t easy. Workers’ compensation can help keep your household running during this trying time, and I can help you access those benefits as soon as possible.

Schedule an initial consultation by contacting me online or calling me at 888-407-7611, and tell me about your case.

English and Spanish are spoken at my offices in Covina and Santa Cruz.

Collect The Workers’ Compensation Benefits You Are Owed

Getting injured on the job hurts you twice: first at work, and then at home. If a workplace injury prevents you from doing your job effectively, that will immediately threaten your ability to earn a living. Meanwhile, you can’t just leave your workplace accidents at the workplace — your injury follows you home and can negatively affect your personal life as well.

If you’ve been injured on the job, you are likely entitled to workers’ compensation. But employers have natural incentives to downplay work-related injuries and minimize the amount they’ll have to pay. As a workers’ compensation lawyer with offices in Covina and Santa Cruz, I can help make sure you receive the full benefits to which you’re entitled.

No Injury Is Too Small To File A Claim

Some workers decide not to file a workers’ compensation claim if their injury seems too small — but if you do this; you may be missing out on benefits you’ve earned. An accident does not need to be catastrophic to merit compensation. Doctor’s fees for even minor problems add up quickly, and so do over-the-counter treatments like painkillers and bandages.

Workers’ compensation can help reduce those costs, through benefits including:

  • Medical care
  • Temporary disability benefits
  • Permanent Disability Benefits
  • Supplemental job displacement vouchers
  • Death benefits, if a family member lost his or her life on the job

File Your Claim With Confidence

I’ve worked on all sides of the workers’ compensation process in California — as a defense attorney, as a judge, and now I help workers like you collect the benefits to which you’re entitled. To see how I can help you, contact me online or call 626-349-4214 to schedule a confidential consultation.

English and Spanish are spoken at my offices in Covina and Santa Cruz.

Recoja los beneficios de compensación para trabajadores que se le deben

Los beneficios de compensación de trabajadores se diseñan para proporcionarle el tratamiento médico que usted necesita para recuperarse de su lesión o enfermedad laboral, reemplazan parcialmente los salarios perdidos mientras se recupera, y le ayudan regresar al trabajo. Los beneficios de compensación de trabajadores no incluyen daños por dolor y sufrimiento o castigos en forma de multa.

En lesionarse en el trabajo se lastima dos veces: primero en el trabajo y luego en casa. Si una lesión en de trabajo le impide hacer su trabajo de manera efectiva, eso pondrá en peligro inmediatamente su capacidad de ganarse la vida. Mientras tanto, no puede simplemente dejar sus accidentes laborales en el lugar de trabajo; su lesión lo sigue a su hogar y puede afectar negativamente su vida personal también.

Si se lesionó en el trabajo, es probable que tenga derecho a la compensación laboral. Pero los empleadores tienen incentivos naturales para minimizar las lesiones relacionadas con el trabajo y minimizar la cantidad que tendrán que pagar. Como abogado de compensación laboral con oficinas en Covina y Santa Cruz, puedo ayudarle a asegurarse de que reciba los beneficios completos a los que tiene derecho.

Ninguna lesión es demasiado pequeña para presentar una reclamación!

Algunos trabajadores deciden no presentar un reclamo de compensación laboral si su lesión parece demasiado pequeña, pero si lo hace; es posible que se esté perdiendo los beneficios que ha ganado. Un accidente no tiene que ser catastrófico para merecer una compensación. Los honorarios del médico, incluso para problemas menores, se acumulan rápidamente, y también lo hacen los tratamientos sin receta, como analgésicos y vendajes.

La compensación laboral puede ayudar a reducir esos costos, a través de beneficios que incluyen:

Atención médica: Pagada por su empleador para ayudarle a recuperarse de una lesión o enfermedad causada por el trabajo.
Beneficios por incapacidad temporal: Pagos si pierde salarios porque su lesión le impide hacer su trabajo habitual mientras se recupera.
Beneficios por incapacidad permanente: Pagos si usted no se recupera completamente.
Cupones suplementarios de desplazamiento de trabajo(si la fecha de su lesión es durante o después del año 2004): Vales para ayudar a pagar por capacitación o desarrollo de habilidades si no se recupera por completo y no regresa a trabajar para su empleador.
Beneficios por muerte, si un miembro de la familia perdió su vida en el trabajo: Pagos que recibe su cónyuge, sus hijos u otros dependientes si usted muere de una lesión o enfermedad laboral.

Presente su reclamo con confianza!

He trabajado en todos los aspectos del proceso de compensación laboral en California, como abogado defensor, como juez, y ahora ayudo a trabajadores como usted a cobrar los beneficios a los que tiene derecho. Para ver cómo puedo ayudarlo, contácteme en línea o llame al 626-349-4214 para programar una consulta confidencial.

Se habla inglés y español en nuestras oficinas en Covina y Santa Cruz.

Workers Comp Disclaimer:
Making a false or fraudulent workers’ compensation claim is a felony subject to up to 5 years in prison or a fine of up to $50,000 or double the value of the fraud, whichever is greater, or by both imprisonment and fine.

Cláusula de exención de responsabilidad de los trabajadores:

Hacer un reclamo de compensación de trabajadores falsa o fraudulenta es un delito grave sujeto a hasta 5 años de prisión o una multa de hasta $ 50,000 o el doble del valor del fraude, el que sea mayor, o con ambos, encarcelamiento y multa.

Veterans Benefits

Congress designed the veterans’ claim process to be veterans’ friendly.  There is no time limit on when a claim can be brought. The law recognizes that sometimes, an event that occurred in service may take many years to cause a disability. In these cases, vetrans are entitled to bring a claim no matter how long it has been since he got out of the service.

To qualify for benefits, there are four basic requirements:

  • The applicant must be a veteran;
  • The applicant must have a current medical condition;
  • The applicant must have sustained an injury or disease that happened during service;
  • The applicant’s current disability must be related to their time in duty (includes diseases or conditions that were exacerbated during service).

Obtaining disability benefits often hinges on whether the veteran can prove that his injury or illness was related to the service. To show that a disability is service-related, the veteran’s record must contain the following: a medical diagnosis of a current disability; medical proof of the development or aggravation of a disease or injury in service; and medical evidence of a connection between the in-service injury or disease and the current disability.

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