Lawyers for Justice, PC, is a leading labor law firm serving clients throughout California. You spend a great deal of time at work. While you’d expect your employer to ensure your safety, unsafe work conditioners can lead to trauma, repetitive motion injuries, and long-term illness that may force you to take time off. There are many circumstances in which you’d be eligible for workers comp benefits. All too often, employers and insurance companies deny these benefits or offer less than employees need to receive proper medical care or make ends meet.
At Lawyers for Justice, PC, we fight to get maximum compensation for you.
California Workers’ Compensation Laws
Every worker injured or disable due to a workplace injury is protected under California state law. If you are injured at work, you’re entitled to monetary compensation, but filing for workers comp is a complex process. You are legally entitled to benefits such as medical care, including hospital bills, medical tests, and any medical treatments that you receive. If you qualify for temporary disability, and must take time off from work for as long as 104 weeks, we can help you obtain your benefits. We can help you explore whether permanent disability benefits may be available if you suffer long-term physical and mental impacts from a workplace injury.
Getting workers comp is a challenge not just because of the red tape. The law also sets tight deadlines. In California, you have one year from the date of the accident to file a workers’ compensation claim. You must also report your injuries to your employer within 30 days, or you could lose eligibility for benefits. Next, the company has 10 days to report the incident to their insurance company.
It is also illegal for an employer to terminate an employee for filing for workers’ compensation benefits, as it’s considered an act of retaliation. While your employment can be terminated if you can’t perform essential job functions, you are entitled to recover compensation for lost wages or receive occupational therapy or retraining benefits.
The challenges are often too great for an inexperienced person to expedite the process and get full compensation/benefits, which is why you need a qualified attorney on your side.
Types of Workers’ Comp Cases We Handle
We can help you with a wide range of cases, and can handle claims involving:
- Unsafe work conditions
- Head and brain injuries
- Back injuries
- Occupational disease/long-term illness
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Hazardous materials exposure
- Lacerations and puncture wounds
- Hearing and vision loss
- Catastrophic accidents
- Fatal workplace accidents
- Exasperation of Diabetes, Heart Conditions, Stress related health issues
- Exasperation of chronic diseases including cancers
How Do Workplace Injuries Occur?
Whether you work in an office or on a construction site, an injury can occur at any time. The most common causes of injury include slip and fall accidents, a lack of training, or an employer that does not provide the proper equipment. Defective equipment and tools cause many injuries as well. Many workers are injured by getting caught between objects, and electrocution injuries occur, too. A workplace injury isn’t always directly caused by your employer’s negligence; a third-party claim can be filed against an equipment manufacturer, subcontractor, or property owner if another entity was a factor in causing your injuries – which is another reason for you to seek the assistance of an attorney.
Compensation for Workplace Injuries in California
Workers’ compensation benefits may cover any losses or damages related to your work injury. You can even be compensated for lost support from a family member killed in a workplace accident. These are some common types of benefits covered by workers compensation:
- Medical expenses (diagnostic tests, surgery, medication, etc.)
- Lost wages or income, usually covering two-thirds of your weekly pay
- Travel expenses related to treatment and rehabilitation
- Temporary/permanent disability
- Return to Work Supplement payments ($5,000 for eligible injured workers)
Contact Lawyers for Justice, PC Today for a Free Consultation
If you or a loved on has suffered a workplace injury, contact Lawyers for Justice, PC. We can help you get maximum compensation and the benefits you are entitled to. Our team also understands how a workplace injury can affect your financial situation, so we only get paid if you win, which eases the burden. Schedule your free case evaluation by calling (818) JUSTICE, 818-587-8423 today!
YOUR BEST California EMPLOYMENT LAW FIRM
If you haven’t been paid the wages you deserve, have been harassed at work, or have been wrongfully terminated, we provide the legal advice and representation you need. At Lawyers for Justice, PC, our team understands every detail of state and federal labor laws, including the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which covers minimum wages, overtime pay, and recordkeeping. We’ve recovered millions of dollars in damages. Our attorneys have taken on the most complex of cases including mass torts and class action lawsuits involving California’s largest employers.
Why lawyers for justice
Lawyers for Justice, PC is a first class law firm, currently empowered by over 25 experienced attorneys, fighting for workers, consumers, and victims of wage-and-hour violations, unfair business practices, catastrophic injury, and consumer fraud. We have obtained millions of dollars on behalf of thousands of individuals.
We have been the strongest voice for California workers for over a decade. We never back down. We fight to defend your rights – and we play to win – because we believe half justice is an injustice. Let us help you take back what’s rightfully yours.
Lawyers for justice attorneys
Founder of Lawyers for Justice, PC, Edwin Aiwazian established the law firm to provide workers with a voice and platform to speak up and assert their own rights. He graduated Pepperdine University
Joanna Ghosh is a Senior Attorney at Lawyers for Justice, PC, and represents workers in class and complex wage-and-hour matters. She is a member of the California Employment Lawyers Association.
So What Are You Waiting For?
If you were unfairly laid off, you may still be owed compensation from your employer. For example, you could be owed unpaid wages or you may be entitled to compensation if your layoff was based on prohibited discrimination.