Workers’ Compensation

California requires employers to provide insurance coverage to compensate workers who have suffered an injury as a result of their job.  Workers’ compensation is also known as work comp, workman’s comp, workmen’s comp, comp and even WC.

If you have suffered a work related injury, you are entitled to temporary disability benefits up to $4,500.00 per month depending on your earnings at the time of injury, medical treatment, and a permanent disability monetary award.

Work-related injuries can take many forms, such as:

  • Construction accidents
  • Machinery mishap
  • Slip and fall accident
  • Motor vehicle accident while in the course and scope of employment
  • Stress-related/exposure continuous trauma type injuries such as high blood pressure, heart trouble, stomach problems, hearing loss, cancer
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome, and other orthopedic joint injuries caused by repetitive motion
  • Back or neck injury
  • Catastrophic injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, or severe injuries that result in death

We assist injured workers with resolving legal issues that can arise when pursing workers’ compensation. During a free consultation, we can explain the steps you need to take after being injured on the job, as well as how your injury may impact your employment both now and in the future.

Almost all injured workers who handle their own workers’ compensation cases find the process daunting, difficult, and ultimately disappointing. We make every effort to help you obtain all of the benefits to which you are entitled as quickly as possible.

We are prepared to help determine all the workers’ compensation benefits that you may be entitled to, as well as other rights and benefits that you may be eligible for at the present time or in the future. Our workers’ compensation professionals also take time to explain the entire workers’ compensation process in detail. We will file the initial claim to ensure you receive all the benefits you are entitled to, including quality medical treatment.

If your insurance company or employer denies your claim, we are prepared to aggressively represent your rights before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board. Our attorneys are proud of our reputation for taking on tough cases and denials that other lawyers refuse. Whatever your situation, we are here to assist you.

No Win – – No Fee.  Attorney’s fees are deducted from the final settlement or award.
For a free consultation about your situation, call the Law Offices of Richard A. Fisher at your earliest convenience.

PUBLIC PENSIONS

If you have suffered a debilitating injury as a result of a workplace accident, you could be entitled not only to workers’ compensation but also additional disability benefits to help you maintain financial stability. Obtaining these benefits, however, is often difficult without the assistance of an experienced disability benefits lawyer. If you are a public employee, you may be entitled to a disability pension following your work related injury.

At our firm, we carefully coordinate your workers’ compensation and disability pension applications to maximize the compensation you receive. Taking a detail-oriented approach our team can help you navigate through each process and protect your rights on all fronts. Some of the various forms of disability benefits that may be available to you are outlined below.

Many of the workers’ compensation clients our firm represents are public employees. These individuals include police officers, firefighters, and other public servants. We help these clients through the process of pursuing disability benefits and disability retirement through their individual public employee retirement system. These benefits and the processes for obtaining them differ significantly from those for private sector employees, so it is important to work with an attorney with experience handling these types of cases.