FAQ

The insurance company is offering me a settlement. Should I take it? How much is my claim worth? What should I do if I’ve been injured on the job? How long do I have to file a claim? We have answers to commonly asked personal injury & workers’ compensation questions.

Personal Injury FAQ’s

I was seriously injured in an accident and the responsible party’s insurance company is offering me a settlement. Should I take it?

You should not accept any settlement until speaking with a dedicated California personal injury attorney to determine whether the settlement which you are being offered is fair.

Will my personal injury case go to trial?

Most personal injury cases settle out of court. However, it is important to retain an aggressive personal injury lawyer with a proven reputation for going to trial when necessary. Knowing that a personal injury attorney is willing to go to court on behalf of their client makes insurance companies much more likely to offer a fair settlement to them.

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Workers’ Compensation FAQ’s

What should I do if I’ve been injured on the job?

If you have suffered a severe workplace injury, you should contact a skilled workers’ compensation attorney before filing your claim. It is recommended that you do this immediately after having received medical attention for your injury.

Why should I hire a California workers’ compensation attorney?

Under the workers’ compensation insurance system, you and your employer have a binding legal contract that shields your employer from litigation and also guarantees you compensation for medical bills and some portion of your lost wages following a disabling workplace injury. Unfortunately, it is common for claims examiners working for insurance companies to act in bad faith and reduce, delay, or deny legitimate claims unless they expect an aggressive workers’ compensation lawyer to hold them accountable for doing so. Fraudulent employers can similarly deprive an injured worker of some or all of their benefits when a savvy worker’s comp lawyer is not part of the legal process. If your injuries are fairly minor, you may not need a workers’ compensation attorney. If, however, your injuries are of a more serious nature and involve surgery, continuing care, or other expensive costs, a worker’s comp attorney can make sure that these economic concerns are addressed in a timely fashion by persuading insurance companies and employers to act in good faith and honor their contracts.

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To speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer & workers’ compensation attorney, call (925) 934-5014 or fill out the contact form provided.

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