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Since 2009, I have successfully assisted injured workers throughout Southern California obtain the workers’ compensation benefits and medical treatment they are due. We understand the impact that workplace injuries cause millions of injured workers on the job every year. We use our years of experience and expertise to get our clients the lost income, medical care and disability benefits they are entitled to.

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What is a workers' compensation claim:

When you are injured in an accident at work or suffer from an occupational disease, you are entitled to various benefits through the workers compensation system, commonly referred to as work comp. Some workers’ compensation benefits can include reimbursement of lost wages, permanent disability payments and medical treatment.

Once a work injury occurs, the injured worker should notify a supervisor and give the employer a completed DWC-1 Claim Form. This will trigger the workers compensation insurer’s obligation to begin processing your claim. Once a workers’ compensation claim is open, a variety of variables will determine what procedures are necessary. Contact us for a consultation to determine how we can help you through the workers’ compensation process.

How we can help with your workers' compensation claim:

Too often, a workers’ compensation insurer will delay or even deny benefits that you are due for your workplace accident or occupational disease. In addition to assisting you navigate the various workers’ compensation benefits available to you, we can litigate these delays and denials on your behalf.

Our workers’ compensation attorneys have successfully litigated claims in Courts throughout Southern California, including Santa Ana, Anaheim, Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Diego. Our office is conveniently located in Orange County.

Workers' Compensation Benefits

Below is a list of some of the workers’ compensation benefits that may be available to you.

Medical Treatment

We know that when hurt, you need prompt medical treatment. We will help you find a doctor that you can trust with your medical care. In addition, we can help you navigate the complicated appeals process to overturn the insurer’s denial of your treatment.

Lost Wages & Income

If you are unable to work due to your injury, you may be entitled to recover lost income. We can help you determine what lost wages you are entitled to and recover them using expedited procedures.

Permanent Disability Benefits

Many work injuries result in permanent disability that limit your ability to earn income and perform your job. The workers’ compensation system allows payment for permanent impairments. The amount of compensation can vary significantly based on a variety of factors.

Supplemental Job Displacement Voucher

In some circumstances, an injured worker is entitled to an SJDB Voucher which is designed to provide training for a new profession that is within the work restrictions. We can help determine whether you are entitled to an SJDB Voucher and navigate the process of claiming it.

Other Workers' Compensation Benefits

There are several other benefits that may be available in workers’ compensation claims. These additional workers’ compensation benefits may include mileage for certain types of travel, reimbursement for expenses paid and travel arrangements if necessary.
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