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Helping Workers’ Compensation Clients Throughout California

Last updated on April 23, 2024

For more than three decades, , has been an ally of injured workers. An on-the-job work injury can lead to significant turmoil for the average person in California. After your injury, you may be permanently or temporarily out of work. To add to that stress, you may have mounting medical bills, and the pain and suffering you experience are often overwhelming.

As attorneys, we have helped thousands of clients secure the benefits and compensation they deserve, negotiating on their behalf and going to court if we must do so. Our team is aggressive, determined and attentive, helping injured workers in the construction, manufacturing, restaurant and retail industries. You can get immediate help by calling our San Diego office at 619-369-3504.

More Than 40 Years Of Advocating For Injured Workers

We have helped clients who have sustained all types of injuries, including head trauma, back injuries and tendon strains. After you call our office, we will immediately go to work to begin building a personalized strategy for your case. You deserve quality representation after your workplace accident, and you get knowledgeable legal guidance from us.

Our work injury attorneys will guide you through the legal process, providing services related to:

  • Initial claims for workers’ compensation
  • Denied claims, leading to appeals from our aggressive and knowledgeable team
  • Extending the workers’ compensation benefits beyond initial deadlines
  • Litigation by pursuing legal action against third-party vendors who are responsible for the workplace accident

It is imperative to make sure you take tendon strains and other repetitive stress injuries seriously. Many people don’t consider them severe or think their injuries would qualify for benefits. We have a remarkable record of success with these claims, so talk to us.

San Diego Workers’ Compensation FAQs

Most people are not very familiar with the workers’ compensation system, so they often experience some confusion with their claims. Here are some of the questions we hear most frequently from our San Diego clients:

Who is eligible for workers’ compensation in California?

Under California law, most San Diego employees are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. This includes new hires, full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal workers – although independent contractors are not. Eligibility is not dependent on who was at fault for the injury, as workers’ compensation is a no-fault system.

How long does it take to settle a workers’ compensation case?

The duration of settling a workers’ compensation case in California varies based on several factors. Typically, claims administrators have 90 days to investigate a claim after receiving the claim form. However, certain immediate actions must occur, such as authorizing medical treatment within one working day and initiating disability payments within 14 days of injury knowledge. Delays may arise, especially if a Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) Panel or deposition are necessary, which can take 60 to 90 days and up to 120 days, respectively.

Can my employer fire me after an accident in California?

In San Diego, employers are prohibited from firing or retaliating against employees solely for filing a workers’ compensation claim or suffering a work injury. This protection is provided under California Labor Code Section 132a, which prohibits discrimination or retaliation against employees who seek workers’ compensation benefits.

If I was traveling for work when injured, am I still eligible for workers’ compensation benefits?

Yes, if you were injured while traveling for work-related purposes in California, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. However, eligibility depends on factors like the nature of your job duties and the circumstances of the injury. Consulting with our workers’ compensation attorneys can help determine your specific eligibility and navigate the claims process.

Call Now To Schedule Your Free Consultation

Legal is especially important in workers’ compensation cases. With more than 40 years of experience with workers’ compensation and personal injury case, our lawyers have the skills to help injured California workers. We are aggressive, understanding and determined. For a free consultation, contact us online or call 619-369-3504. Se habla español.