Workers’ Compensation Attorney, California
There are inherent risks everywhere you work. You have the right to pursue compensation if you are hurt at work, regardless of whether the incident included scaffolding at a building site, a slip and fall accident in the office lobby, or a car accident while using a corporate vehicle. Every year, industrial accidents send thousands of Californians to the hospital. This is why it’s crucial to have knowledgeable legal representation from a workers’ comp law firm in California on your side to help you through the workers’ compensation system.
Our team of California workers’ compensation attorneys has a thorough knowledge of the often complex California workers’ compensation laws and has been proactive in representing clients throughout the state before the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of California.
Philosophically, Dietz, Gilmor & Chazen takes an aggressive approach to defending claims and seeks to quickly determine the merit of each case. With clients’ interests always paramount, our goal is to close files expeditiously. Suspected fraudulent or exaggerated cases require a firm and resolute defense. Defense plans are carefully tailored to each case, and our attorneys anticipate and analyze events before they advise clients. With an eye to the bottom line, our lawyers scrutinize facts and evidence to reduce unnecessary medical overhead and avoid lost time for our clients, making them one of the best workers’ compensation attorneys in California.
Areas of Practice Include:
- Workers’ Compensation Defense Litigation
- Asbestos and Subrogation
- Serious and Willful Misconduct Claims
- Labor Code §132a Claims
Best Workers’ Compensation Attorneys In California Protecting Employee Rights To Safety
Workers’ Compensation Defense Litigation
Employers and insurance providers may use a defense strategy known as “workers’ compensation defense” to contest a workers’ compensation claim. Risk management programs, litigation defense, and consultancy are all included in workers’ compensation defense.
In California’s key markets, we have a distinctive and well-known workers’ compensation defense practice. To self-insured organizations and insurance companies, our California workers’ comp lawyers provide a broad variety of services, such as lawsuit defense, risk management plans, and advisory services. In addition to representing some clients on a statewide basis, we also serve as national or regional counsel to several clients. We are prepared to staff and defend both complex and large volume workers’ compensation cases.
Asbestos and Subrogation
OSHA(Occupational Safety and Health Administration) estimates that 1.3 million people work in settings where they are exposed to asbestos. Long-term exposure has been proved to have a direct correlation with major health issues in recent decades. You must be aware of which professions place you at a higher risk if you wish to avoid unintentional exposure to this lethal toxin.
Your California workers’ compensation lawyers can prove that asbestos is known to be a natural carcinogen. A substance that causes cancer is referred to as a carcinogen for those who are not familiar with the word. Breathing issues and persistent coughing are common in those who have been exposed to this carcinogen for years at work without sufficient protection. Anyone may find workplace claims involving asbestos to be a little puzzling. The employee who developed a medical condition after being exposed to asbestos has the right to file a lawsuit against all parties involved.
Serious and Willful Misconduct Claims
The employer has a responsibility to remedy workplace hazards as soon as they become apparent, ideally before they endanger an employee. Unfortunately, some employers do not, whether on purpose, out of a willingness to put profit before safety, or out of purposeful ignorance. This may amount to serious and intentional misbehavior.
Amount equal to half the value of all benefits paid as a result of the injury, including temporary and permanent disability, medical benefits, and benefits for vocational rehabilitation, must be paid by an employer who is found to have injured an employee through serious and willful misconduct under California Labor Code Section 4553. An expert California work injury attorney can help you navigate the complexities of the law.
Labor Code 132a Claims
According to California Labor Code 132a, it is prohibited to fire, threaten to fire, or treat an employee differently in any way if they have or plan to submit a claim for workers’ compensation. Despite the fact that Labor Code 132a seems simple, it is actually highly intricate and subtle. To succeed in a 132a discrimination action, for instance, the employee need not show that the employer intended to hurt him. He just needs to demonstrate that he was treated differently from other employees and that the action was done by the employer as a result of the employee’s employment injury or workers’ compensation claim.
An employer who has been charged with 132a discrimination is best represented by a certified specialist workers’ compensation attorney in California. We are here to assist and have successfully defended employers against 132a claims.
Dietz, Gilmor & Chazen strives to partner with its clients to assist in training and to provide updates in the law. Upon request, the firm will provide presentations to its clients to assist with claims staff training on a variety of topics, with very reasonable workers’ compensation attorney fees in California.
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