The California workers’ compensation system is an important safety net for employees who are hurt on the job and are unable to work. Unfortunately, many injured workers have their legitimate claims fully or partially denied, exposing them to financial hardship. Many workers are unaware of their rights and don’t know where to turn. At Goldschmid, Silver & Spindel in Los Angeles, our attorneys are certified by the California State Bar as specialists in workers’ compensation law. We have been protecting the rights of injured workers for more than 40 years and can demonstrate a proven history of maximized recovery for clients,
Under state law, employees are entitled to benefits when they suffer a work-related injury. It is important understand your benefits and how workers comp works. Depending on the severity of the work injury, workers comp benefits may include:
In the worst-case scenario, death benefits are available to a spouse, children or other dependents of a worker who died from an employment-related injury or illness.
If you have sustained a permanent disability, an accurate disability rating is essential because it determines the amount of compensation you receive. We have managed partial and total disability determinations in cases involving:
Our firm asserts your right to good medical care from doctors you trust. Getting an accurate disability rating can be a complicated process, but we stand by our clients at every stage. Whether you are suffering from overexertion due to heavy lifting, are experiencing work-related emotional stress, have injured your back in a fall, or have developed an environmental or occupational disease, our firm is here to help you. But be aware: you have only 30 days to notify your employer of your work injury or illness, and you must file your claim within one year after that notice.
If your application for benefits has been rejected, you have a right of appeal. Among the grounds of denial that can be challenged are those where the employer asserts that the worker:
We are experienced at crafting workers’ comp appeals and have presented them successfully appeals at all levels, from the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board to the California Court of Appeals and even to the California Supreme Court.
Goldschmid, Silver & Spindel has been handling workers’ compensation cases successfully for more than 40 years and we charge no up-front legal fees. To learn more, schedule a free consultation by calling 213-251-5900 or contacting our Los Angeles office online.