LOS ANGELES WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ATTORNEYS

With over a decade of experience handling workers’ compensation claims, we have the tenacity and follow through you deserve.

Workers’ Compensation Los Angeles Lawyer

Rusty Levin, Partner, Workers Compensation Practice Group Leader

MILLIONS OF DOLLARS SUCCESSFULLY RECOVERED FOR INJURED WORKERS BY OUR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAWYERS

You depend on your job to make a living and your employer depends on you to keep their business running.

Your employer is also expected to uphold a certain level of care for your safety on the job and stick to safety regulations required by law. If they have failed to do so and you have been hurt as a result, then you may be entitled to workers’ compensation in Los Angeles.

At Levin & Nalbandyan, LLP, our workers’ compensation lawyers in Los Angeles understand that you are facing a great deal of stress. That is why we accept cases on a contingency fee basis. You don’t have to pay us unless—and until—we win.

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APPEALS FOR WORKERS’ COMP DENIALS IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY

The last thing you want to deal with after being hurt on the job is fighting with the insurance company just to get your wages paid or to see that your medical bills are taken care of. Has your workers’ comp claim been denied or delayed? Do you suspect some type of insurance bad faith? Our Los Angeles workers’ compensation attorneys are here to help. We can file an appeal on your behalf and continue pursuing the compensation you deserve.

We handle workers’ compensation claims involving:

  • Amputation injuries
  • Back/neck injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Head injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Mental/psychological injuries
  • Occupational disease
  • Shoulder injuries

Workers’ compensation claims can be difficult to navigate, especially after you have been injured. Our Los Angeles workers’ compensation attorneys are here to guide you every step of the way and ensure you have the best chance of success.

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Workers’ Compensation Frequently Asked Questions

HOW DOES WORKERS’ COMPENSATION IN CALIFORNIA WORK?

By law, most employers in California are expected to have workers’ compensation coverage for their employees to compensate them if they are injured on the job. Your employer is required to pay a specific amount to you; however, if a third party was involved—such as a manufacturer or someone not employed by your employer—then you may be entitled to secondary compensation.

WHAT COSTS ARE COVERED BY WORKERS’ COMP?

In California, workers’ compensation covers all of your authorized injury-related expenses, including (but not limited to) medical costs, rehabilitation costs, therapy, and any job-related retraining you may need to get back to work. You may also be eligible for temporary total or temporary partial disability benefits if your injury has put you out of commission for a time. Should your injury pose permanent limitations on your ability to do your job or eliminate your ability to work at all, you may be able to receive permanent disability benefits.

HOW DO I FILE A WORKERS’ COMP CLAIM IN CALIFORNIA?
  1. Talk to your employer about your injury or developed illness right away. Ideally, do this as soon as you are injured or become aware of your illness so that your employer has the option to send you to a physician in their medical provider network.
  2. Seek medical attention and keep record of any diagnoses, x-rays, doctor’s notes, prescribed treatments, etc. If your injury requires you to receive immediate medical attention, do so before talking to your employer, but do not wait more than 30 days to report your injury.
  3. Make your workers’ comp claim official by filing an Application for Adjudication of Claim no more than 1 year after your injury. This is one of several forms you will need to file in order to recover costs associated with your injury or illness.
WHAT HAPPENS IF A CALIFORNIA EMPLOYER DOESN’T HAVE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION INSURANCE?

Every employer in the state of California are required to hold a workers’ compensation insurance policy with a licensed insurer and provide related benefits to their employees when the need arises. Even small companies with only a few employees must provide workers’ compensation for their employees and have sufficient insurance. However, if your employer is not properly insured and cannot cover your injury-related costs, the state of California has what is known as the Uninsured Employer’s Benefit Trust Fund (UEBTF), which serves as a fallback and provides the funds for hurt workers.

ARE THERE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAWYERS NEAR ME?

Our firm is located in downtown Los Angeles. We can take all workers’ compensation cases based in California.

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HIRING A LOS ANGELES WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ATTORNEY

Many workers’ compensation claims are complicated. The best way to ensure that you obtain your full benefits after an on-the-job injury is by consulting with a Los Angeles workers’ compensation attorney. Without the help of an attorney, you may not receive the compensation you are entitled to for your medical care, disability payments, and more.

An experienced attorney can help you understand your rights and responsibilities regarding your workers’ compensation claim. They can also assist you with an appeal if your claim is denied. 

Workers’ compensation claims require adherence to tight deadlines, failure to report an injury in a timely manner can result in your claim being rejected. It is generally in your best interest to consult with a Los Angeles workers’ compensation attorney as early in the process as possible.

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BENEFITS AND WHAT THEY COVER

Individuals in California who are injured on the job or have a work-related illness may be entitled to several benefits through their company’s policy. Most employers in the state are required to either purchase a workers’ compensation policy from a licensed insurer or become self-insured.

If you are injured at work, your employer’s workers’ compensation benefits may include payment for:

  • Medical care
  • Temporary disability benefits
  • Permanent disability benefits
  • Supplemental job displacement benefits
  • Death benefits

It is important to discuss your case with a Los Angeles workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible after your injury. An attorney can help you understand how to file a claim through your employer’s policy and ensure that you receive the maximum compensation available based on your case.

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WORKERS’ COMPENSATION AND WRONGFUL TERMINATION

An employer cannot fire you for filing a workers’ compensation claim. It is unlawful for an employer to retaliate against an employee who has been injured on the job and is seeking workers’ compensation benefits. In addition, an employer cannot deduct a portion of your paycheck in order to help offset the cost of workers’ compensation benefits.

If you filed a workers’ compensation claim and were subsequently fired from your position, you might be entitled to file a wrongful termination lawsuit. There are strict state and federal laws that protect workers from wrongful dismissal. Our attorneys can help you file the appropriate claim against your employer if you were wrongfully terminated.

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION AND PERMANENT DISABILITY

Depending on the severity of the injury, you may be unable to return to your previous job duties. If you have long-term medical problems related to your on-the-job injury, you might be entitled to permanent disability benefits. 

Permanent disability benefits are designed to compensate those whose injury results in a reduced earning capacity. You might still be able to collect permanent disability benefits even if you are able to return to work. 

In order to qualify for permanent disability benefits, a doctor must first find that your condition is not likely to change or improve. The doctor may state that your injury has reached its maximum medical improvement or has become permanent and stationary.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE INJURED ON THE JOB IN LOS ANGELES

If you have a work-related injury, you need to act quickly to protect your right to compensation. First, report the injury to your employer. In some cases, your injury may be caused by repeated exposure as opposed to a single accident. It is critical to report the injury immediately upon discovery, even if it occurs over time.

Second, you need to seek emergency medical treatment. Any delay in treatment may directly affect your ability to receive full workers’ compensation benefits. Seek and continue treatment. Do not miss doctor’s appointments and follow through with any referrals to specialists or other recommendations. 

Finally, contact a Los Angeles workers’ compensation attorney. An attorney can help you file a claim for benefits and ensure that you receive fair and full compensation for your losses.

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LOSING A LOVED ONE TO A JOB-RELATED INJURY

In the unimaginable event that you have lost a loved one due to a job-related injury or illness, you might be entitled to workers’ compensation death benefits. Generally, spouses, children, and other dependents are entitled to death benefits. 

A Los Angeles workers’ compensation attorney can help you understand your rights and whether you qualify for death benefits. We know that no amount of money could ever fully compensate you for the loss of your loved one, but these benefits may help to relieve unexpected costs such as burial expenses.

INJURED ON THE JOB? CONTACT OUR OFFICE NOW.

Were you or a loved one injured on the job? Contact our office for a free, no-obligation consultation. All workers’ compensation case evaluations are confidential. 

At Levin & Nalbandyan, LLP, we have over a decade of experience helping individuals who were hurt on the job. You should not have to go through this alone. Let us help you navigate the complex issues surrounding a workers’ compensation claim. 

Was your workers’ compensation claim denied? We can help determine if it was rejected in error. Contact our Los Angeles workers’ compensation attorneys now to get started.

OVERCOMING ODDS & WINNING CASES

WE RELENTLESSLY PURSUE JUSTICE ON BEHALF OF OUR CLIENTS

READY TO SPEAK WITH AN ATTORNEY?

SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION WITH OUR TEAM NOW

LOS ANGELES WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ATTORNEYS

With over a decade of experience handling workers’ compensation claims, we have the tenacity and follow through you deserve.

Workers’ Compensation Los Angeles Lawyer

Rusty Levin, Partner, Workers Compensation Practice Group Leader

MILLIONS OF DOLLARS SUCCESSFULLY RECOVERED FOR INJURED WORKERS BY OUR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAWYERS

You depend on your job to make a living and your employer depends on you to keep their business running.

Your employer is also expected to uphold a certain level of care for your safety on the job and stick to safety regulations required by law. If they have failed to do so and you have been hurt as a result, then you may be entitled to workers’ compensation in Los Angeles.

At Levin & Nalbandyan, LLP, our workers’ compensation lawyers in Los Angeles understand that you are facing a great deal of stress. That is why we accept cases on a contingency fee basis. You don’t have to pay us unless—and until—we win.

Levin & Nalbandyan

APPEALS FOR WORKERS’ COMP DENIALS IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY

The last thing you want to deal with after being hurt on the job is fighting with the insurance company just to get your wages paid or to see that your medical bills are taken care of.

Has your workers’ comp claim been denied or delayed? Do you suspect some type of insurance bad faith? Our Los Angeles workers’ compensation attorneys are here to help. We can file an appeal on your behalf and continue pursuing the compensation you deserve.

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We handle workers’ compensation claims involving:

  • Amputation injuries
  • Back/neck injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Head injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Mental/psychological injuries
  • Occupational disease
  • Shoulder injuries

Workers’ compensation claims can be difficult to navigate, especially after you have been injured. Our Los Angeles workers’ compensation attorneys are here to guide you every step of the way and ensure you have the best chance of success.

Workers’ Compensation Frequently Asked Questions

HOW DOES WORKERS’ COMPENSATION IN CALIFORNIA WORK?

By law, most employers in California are expected to have workers’ compensation coverage for their employees to compensate them if they are injured on the job. Your employer is required to pay a specific amount to you; however, if a third party was involved—such as a manufacturer or someone not employed by your employer—then you may be entitled to secondary compensation.

WHAT COSTS ARE COVERED BY WORKERS’ COMP?

In California, workers’ compensation covers all of your authorized injury-related expenses, including (but not limited to) medical costs, rehabilitation costs, therapy, and any job-related retraining you may need to get back to work. You may also be eligible for temporary total or temporary partial disability benefits if your injury has put you out of commission for a time. Should your injury pose permanent limitations on your ability to do your job or eliminate your ability to work at all, you may be able to receive permanent disability benefits.

HOW DO I FILE A WORKERS’ COMP CLAIM IN CALIFORNIA?
  1. Talk to your employer about your injury or developed illness right away. Ideally, do this as soon as you are injured or become aware of your illness so that your employer has the option to send you to a physician in their medical provider network.
  2. Seek medical attention and keep record of any diagnoses, x-rays, doctor’s notes, prescribed treatments, etc. If your injury requires you to receive immediate medical attention, do so before talking to your employer, but do not wait more than 30 days to report your injury.
  3. Make your workers’ comp claim official by filing an Application for Adjudication of Claim no more than 1 year after your injury. This is one of several forms you will need to file in order to recover costs associated with your injury or illness.
WHAT HAPPENS IF A CALIFORNIA EMPLOYER DOESN’T HAVE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION INSURANCE?

Every employer in the state of California are required to hold a workers’ compensation insurance policy with a licensed insurer and provide related benefits to their employees when the need arises. Even small companies with only a few employees must provide workers’ compensation for their employees and have sufficient insurance. However, if your employer is not properly insured and cannot cover your injury-related costs, the state of California has what is known as the Uninsured Employer’s Benefit Trust Fund (UEBTF), which serves as a fallback and provides the funds for hurt workers.

ARE THERE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAWYERS NEAR ME?

Our firm is located in downtown Los Angeles. We can take all workers’ compensation cases based in California.

OVERCOMING ODDS & WINNING CASES

WE RELENTLESSLY PURSUE JUSTICE ON BEHALF OF OUR CLIENTS

READY TO SPEAK WITH AN ATTORNEY?

SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION WITH OUR TEAM NOW

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