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Workers’ Compensation Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Workers’ Compensation Claims

Workers’ Compensation is an Insurance Claims System designed to compensate workers who have sustained injuries. It is a state-wide system designed to protect workers.

Many workers in the United States and California sustain work injuries. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, every day in the U.S., more than 12 people die due to work-related accidents or diseases. Every year, more than four million suffer from a serious job-related disease or injury.

In California, if you are injured or become ill due to conditions at work, you need to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. If you fail to file a claim, you will likely incur medical costs and lose wages if you are out on disability. Workers’ Compensation Insurance in California is designed for just such a situation.

California Workers’ Compensation System was designed to simplify the process of compensating an injured worker. It is a “no-fault” system. This means that you, the worker, do not have to prove your illness or injury was the fault of your employer’s negligence. In return, your employer may not claim that your negligence caused or contributed to your injury or illness. Also, as part of the agreement, compensation is limited pursuant to the Labor Code.

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California Workers Compensation Lawyers

Law Offices of Edward J. Singer

Although California Workers’ Compensation Law does not require you to have a work injury attorney prepare your workers’ compensation claim, insurance companies have a reputation for making a low settlement offer to those who are not represented by legal counsel. They take advantage of the fact that you are in a jam and need money. Because of your position, you may be tempted to take the offer as your medical bills pile up and you are late paying your rent or mortgage.   You may settle your case for far less than it is worth.

When trying to resolve your case, there are some areas for which you deserve compensation that you may not have considered when formulating the value of your case.

  • Entitlement to temporary total disability benefits and future entitlement to total temporary disability benefits.
  • Medical bills, both current and future.
  • Long-term nursing care if required.
  • Physical rehabilitation and other future medical care needs
  • Job retraining and rehabilitation if your injury prevents you from returning to your former career.

Third-Party Claims

Even though Workers’ Compensation Law prevents you from filing a lawsuit against your employer for your injuries, you may still have a civil lawsuit if a third party’s negligence was responsible for your injury.   This type of Civil Lawsuit is called a third-party claim. For example, suppose you were using a defective tool at work. In that case, you may have a claim against the manufacturer for putting the defective product on the market or for failing to warn about potential dangers properly.

Call for A Free Consultation

Attorney Edward Singer is a top California workers’ compensation attorney. He has over 25 years of experience representing injured workers in Southern California. Our offices will zealously represent you to ensure you obtain all the benefits you are entitled to. Call today or contact us via our online form.  You can also find his offices at 2222 South La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90016 in the Mid City neighborhood of Los Angeles off of I-10 Exit 8.

Contact The Law Offices of Edward J. Singer

Address: 2222 South La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90016
Phone: (310) 907-7814 ext 101
Phone: 310-849-5679
Fax: (310) 664-9008
Email: [email protected]

Our Services:

Workers’ CompensationPublic PensionSocial Security Disability

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