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Experienced Injury Lawyers Help You File a Workers’ Compensation Claim in Los Angeles

Skilled legal team protects the rights of injured employees in Southern California

Every day, construction workers, engineers, and longshoremen face hazards on the job in California. But accidents and work-related illnesses can occur in any type of profession. At the Law Offices of David H. Black, our attorneys represent injured employees in a variety of industries. We recognize that no matter where you work or what type of job-related injury or illness you have sustained, you need and deserve compensation to pay for medical expenses and lost wages. With 70 years of combined experience advocating for injured workers in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, our attorneys are committed to providing you with sound advice and professional guidance in your workers’ comp case.

How to file a workers’ compensation claim

If you suffer an injury at work, your top priority must be your health. However, after seeking medical attention, you must inform your employer that you sustained a job-related injury. Any delay in notifying your supervisor may damage your workers’ compensation claim. Your next step is to file the necessary paperwork, which includes a DWC-1 claim form, an application for adjudication of your claim, and a declaration pursuant to labor code 4906(g). For most injuries and illnesses in California, you must file your benefits claim within 30 days of your injury.

Our attorneys assist you in obtaining and filling out each of these forms to ensure they are accurate and free of errors. Additionally, when you seek our counsel, our seasoned injury lawyers correspond with your company’s insurance company, saving you time and stress.

Skilled counsel seeks compensation for your medical expenses and lost wages or salary

Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be entitled to receive compensation for lost wages or salary in addition to reimbursement for medical expenses. We can review your case, determine your likelihood of obtaining benefits, and devise a carefully planned strategy to help you receive the compensation you deserve. Throughout Southern California, our skilled legal team helps injured workers obtain the following benefits:

  • Medical care — A successful claim can reimburse you for medical care expenses to help you recover from a job-related illness or injury.
  • Temporary disability benefits — You may receive temporary payments if your injury prevents you from doing your job during your recovery.
  • Permanent disability benefits — If a work-related injury causes a permanent physical or mental disability that prevents you from doing your job, you may receive permanent disability benefits.
  • Death benefits — If a worker succumbs to a job injury or illness, the victim’s surviving spouse, children, or other dependents may be entitled to compensation.

Navigating the workers’ compensation process without legal guidance can be very difficult. Insurers are focused on profitability — not providing you with compensation. Our attorneys know how to handle employers’ insurance companies and uphold your rights at every turn.

Skilled advocacy for your appeals

If your workers’ compensation claim required a hearing at a Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) and you disagree with the judge’s decision or award in your case, our lawyers can help you file an appeal. In California, you have only 20 days from the judge’s decision to file your appeal, so it is important that you contact our lawyers immediately.

We assess your case, the decision made by the WCAB judge, and your injuries to determine if pursuing an appeal is in your best interests. If we find sufficient evidence that the judge’s decision is incorrect or unsubstantiated, our attorneys can help you file a petition for reconsideration.

Contact a well-respected workers’ compensation law firm in Los Angeles today

The Law Offices of David H. Black provides dedicated representation to injured workers throughout Southern California. Please call 310-746-5448 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at our Santa Monica office today.

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  • Santa Monica Office
    3201 Pico Blvd.
    Santa Monica, California 90405
    Phone: 310-315-7373