Learn More About Workers’ Compensation In California
California workers’ compensation provides medical, disability and occupational retraining benefits to workers who suffer job-related injuries or illnesses. However, the amount of benefits you receive will depend on a variety of factors, including the severity, type and duration of your injury.
To get all the benefits you need and deserve — and to avoid having your benefits denied or delayed — you should have an experienced workers’ compensation attorney on your side every step of the way.
At the Law Offices of Antony E. Gluck, PC, we have more than 20 years of experience and a long record of success helping injured workers and their families. We can handle your workers’ compensation claim and help you maximize the benefits available to you.
Workers’ Comp Is A No-Fault System
To receive workers’ compensation benefits, you don’t have to prove that someone else caused your work injury. In fact, even if you were at fault for the accident, you would still be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits as long as the accident was job-related.
Workers’ Comp Is An Administrative Process
Unlike a personal injury claim, your workers’ compensation claim will be handled through an administrative process — not a civil court process. The administrative process places a limit on the kinds of compensation you can receive through workers’ compensation. For example, a personal injury lawsuit can seek monetary compensation for pain and suffering, but a workers’ compensation claim cannot. Workers’ compensation claims can only seek specific kinds of work injury benefits, such as medical benefits, wage replacement benefits and occupational retraining benefits.
Still, it is crucial that you have strong legal representation throughout the administrative process. In many cases, benefits are denied because of minor clerical errors or failure to provide adequate medical evidence. We can help you avoid these kinds of errors and build a strong case for maximizing your claim.
The Insurance Company Is Not On Your Side
Your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier is in business to make money — not necessarily to provide all the benefits to which you are entitled. Additionally, the doctors recommended by the insurance company may not provide you with the appropriate care for your specific injury.
When you become our client, we can recommend appropriate doctors and help you get the medical care you need. We do all of this on a contingency fee basis, meaning we do not collect any attorney fees unless we are successful in your case.
Get A Free Consultation Today
To arrange a no-cost consultation with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer, call us in San Bernardino or Encino at 877-382-2113, or contact us via email. We advise and represent injured workers throughout Los Angeles, the South Bay, the Inland Empire and all of Southern California.